Friday, January 16, 2009


Honoring Johnny Redd Kerr - "Kerr earned NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1966 as the franchise's inaugural coach, and he served as business manager for two seasons and as a broadcaster for more than 30. The Chicago native will be honored by dignitaries including Neil Funk, David Stern, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen."

Let's hope the comparison's to CP3 never stop - "It's not very often that a 23-year-old player gets handed the keys to a franchise, and it's even rarer for that franchise to be considered a championship contender. That's what's happened in New Orleans, however, where Chris Paul is not only leading the team, but has them among the upper echelon of the tough Western Conference."

Quick reaction from Blogabull - "Injuries took out the rest of the Cavs, but it's still a good win. Now just need to trade Noc (played the whole 4th and OT again) for more Noah time (must've been real unprofessional between saving the game last night and tonight) and the season can be restarted. With Derrick Rose taking over 4th quarters again and everything."

Rose, Kirk and Deng (now if we could get consistent minutes for TT and JoaNoah) - "Deng's defense down the stretch was pivitol. He had two steals in the final 73 seconds of regulation, one which came with 28.1 seconds left. Deng grabbed a pass from Daniel Gibson intended for Mo Williams (26 points). After a Bulls time out, Williams fouled Derrick Rose, who made both free throws with 17.1 seconds left to tie the game at 87.

Rose rebounded from early shooting struggles -- he missed 11 of his first 14 shots -- and drove for a three-point play for the first score in overtime. The Bulls never looked back. Deng's defensive rebound on the ensuing Cavs possession started a fast break which Kirk Hinrich finished with a three-pointer. Deng then buried his two threes."

Rose, Kirk and Deng, again - "Derrick Rose's drive and conventional three-point play with 4 minutes 8 seconds left in overtime wasn't nearly as dramatic.

But it kick-started a 12-1 run followed by three-pointers from Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng and then Deng again."

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