Hangover Sports Roundup
The Magic take a nap; Obama stumps for the Bulls
Welcome to the playoffs, Amare Stoudemire. Granted, Stoudemire put up big numbers in earlier rounds of the playoffs, but he had yet to have a game like this. The all-star grabbed 42 points and 11 rebounds to help the Phoenix Suns defeat the Los Angles Lakers,118-109. Even Brooke Lopez had 20 points in game three, giving the Suns a chance to make the Western Conference finals interesting. On Saturday, the Orlando Magic looked like they wanted a early vacation because they basically didn't show up for game three against the Boston Celtics. The 94-71 Celtics' beatdown was perhaps spawned by Ray Allen's dunk over Dwight Howard in the beginning of the first half. Let's hope the Magic at least make game four competitive, or else this could be the most lopsided playoffs series in history.
This just got a lot more interesting as even President Obama presented his sales pitch to get James to the Chicago Bulls. Obama should be pleased as ESPN believes Chicago is James' the most likely destination. ESPN also says Lakers coach Phil Jackson could come with James if Los Angles cuts his salary. With former Cleveland coach Mike Brown getting his walking papers today, how does this affects James' decision to stay or leave? Brown failed to snag a championship for James but still was a decent coach by pulling the Cavs from a scrub team to NBA powerhouse.