(SL) – Sellout crowd at Philips Arena as the Hawks went head to head against the Cavs. TI performed in front of more than 19,000 people which included Rapper Future, Singer, songwriter and producer the Dream and More. It all went down on ESPN and Fox Sports South!
(SL) – It was a good one and a preview of what we can expect for the playoffs! I think everyone is ready for the 2nd season and The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers gave us a peek at what we can look forward to Friday night at Philips Arena. Where do I start? The Hawks got off to a strong start but by the
end of the 1st quarter, Atlanta was reminded why the Cavs are the top team in the East. Somewhere between the 1st and 2nd quarter Cleveland managed to get ahead by 21 points, but by halftime the Hawks had cut that lead down to 14 with aggressive play by Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague. As the 3rd quarter got underway, Paul Millsap continued to lead offensively and as they headed into the 4th the Cavs only led by 7.
Cleveland would lead by 11 in the 4th, but Atlanta fought back and forced their way into overtime. It would end with Al Horford missing a 3 at the buzzer. Paul Millsap scored a season high 29 points 12 rebounds (yes another double double) and Jeff Teague was pure Nacho with 28 points and 9 assists.Al Horford and Kyle Korver both chipped in 14 points. It was devastating loss indeed considering the Cavs pulled out the win only shooting 39.8%
from the field. Iman Shumpert said their defense came up big when they needed it. Defense along with Lebron James’ 29 points and 16 rebounds and 9 assists was a recipe for victory and landed King James at #11 on the NBA’s scoring list. Kyrie Irving, despite all the drama involving his ex-girlfriend had a good game too scoring 20 points. Kyrie was only 5-23 from the field but made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 20 seconds of OT.
Those free throws are why Lebron James says they felt comfortable putting the ball in Irving’s hands at the end. Lebron said, “I’ve never known him to miss a free throw in OT.” Clutch indeed. Outside of a good game, halftime was pretty entertaining too with the King of The South,
TI, performing for a sellout crowd.that included his three sons who were courtside watching their pop do what he does best. Also in attendance, singer and songwriter, The Dream and rapper Future.Up next, the Hawks will play Phoenix on Tuesday while the Cavs will go head to head with Charlotte on Sunday.
(SL) – Nick Cannon is the Executive Producer of the upcoming series ‘Like A Boss’ set to debut on the Oxygen network on March 29th at 9/8c. Like A Boss features moguls Nick Cannon, Big Tigger, Blair Myers, Abou “Bu” Thiam and their power player assistants Amber Grimes, Rian Parish, Devin Simpson and Drekia Glenn! See what it’s like to assist some of the biggest players in the game! The Q and A took place at Studio 7 in Atlanta.
Take a look at the video and my interviews with Big Tigger and Nick Cannon’s assistant Amber Grimes:
Like A Boss Trailer
(SL) – As the regular season approaches an end the Hawks and the Wizards will go head to head two more times with the series currently tied after Washington took the W Monday night at Philips Arena.117-102 was the final score but it didn’t seem like the Wizards would pull that far ahead until the 4th quarter. ATlanta played well with Al Horford 1 assist and 1 rebound away from a triple double. He confirmed the last quarter wasn’t one of their best saying, “We just didn’t get good shots. We have to give them credit defensively. They did a good job there.” He went on to say that the Wizards were more aggressive in the second half. Horford said, “They were all over us, a lot of pressure. It’s something we’ll make some adjustments and hopefully be better come Wednesday.”Dennis Schroder wasn’t as effective off of the bench as he has been. He had 9 points, but 4 turnovers. Tim Hardaway Jr., continues to make his presence felt though. He was once again the 2nd highest scorer for the Hawks coming off the bench and hitting 16 and shooting 75% from the field.On the other side, John Wall was John Wall completely healthy and a force on the court. He had 27 points and 14 rebounds while Bradley Beal pitched in 25 points. Marcin Gortat was also a problem with Jeff Teague saying, “Gortat is probably the best screener in the league. I’ve probably never seen anything like it. They make contact. He does his job very well.” As for Wednesday, Teague said they need to be more active on the defensive end, try to get around those screens and try to make it tougher on them.” True indeed as the Wizards took 12 more shots (91-78) than the Hawks and shot 52% from the 3pt line. The Hawks and Wizards will go at it once again in D.C. Wednesday at 7pm inside the Verizon Center.
(SL) – John Wall led all scorers and the Wizards to a 117-102 win over the Hawks. The Washington Guard scored 27 points and dished out 14 assists. Post game he talks about breaking down Atlanta’s offense and getting around their defense .
(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks looked good against the Washington Wizards. But as Coach Bud put it during the post game presser when you’ve got a team shootiing 52 percent from the 3-pt line and a guy like Wall who can get to the paint easily, shutting down their offense won’t be easy.
See Coach Bud’s Full Presser Below:
(SL) – Watch Coach Mike Budenholzer’s Full Press Conference
(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks weren’t playing any games Sunday against the Indiana Pacers. The Hawks came out swinging and never looked back. After jumping out early and allowing the Pacers to make a little bit of a run heading into halftime, they still managed to sit comfortably ahead by 14 (52-38) at the halfway mark. And then the 3rd quarter came and Atlanta went on a 20-0 run and it was officially over. Continued good play from Thabo Sefolosha who was one shot from being perfect from the field and Kris Humphries who continues to help the Hawks solidify its 2nd unit defense also helped push the Hawks to victory. Just to give you an idea of how good Atlanta was they had 15-3s, 50 rebounds and assists all of which hint at the accuracy, good ball movement and board domination that was executed by the Hawks.
Post Game Coverage: I caught up with Thabo and Paul to discuss some of those key points.
(SL) – After years of battling weight problems, Rob Kardashian is finally shedding the pounds and looking better than ever. Since Rob has been dating Black Chyna he seems to have changed his lifestyle, started working out and found happiness.
Black Chyna showed off Rob’s weight loss while RJ plugged Cooking with Chyna less than a month after sister Kylie Jenner bit the idea and started an online show called Cooking With Kylie *side-eye*.
Rob and Chyna are currently enjoying some downtime in Jamaica.