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Splash Brothers Plus One: Big Three Puts Atlanta Away Early

(Atlanta, GA) – It’s become normal for the Atlanta Hawks to lose their composure in one quarter, usually the 3rd.  But this time, out the gate, Atlanta let the Warriors dominate too much of the first quarter.  And it was a hole that they would find impossible to dig out of.
Golden State overpowered the Hawks 34-17 in the first period.  And whereas the remainder of the game, scoring wise, was close, the deficit was just too much. The Splash Brothers did what they normally do with Stephen Curry grabbing 30pts and Klay Thompson pulling down 27.  The NBA’s MVP, Kevin Durant added 28 of his own making the big 3 accountable for more than half of the Warriors’ points all together.
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The Hawks struggled in turnovers and lost Taurean Prince after what many deemed a flagrant foul from Shaun Livingston which resulted in the forward rolling his ankle.  Post game, Coach Pierce said the swelling was significant and Prince could be out for a few games.
For the Hawks it would be John Collins and Trae Young to lead the way.  Collins looked strong with a solid double double scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.  Trae Young was good for 20 while Jeremy Lin hit 14 off the bench.  Taurean Prince had 14 as well before leaving the game with that ankle injury.  Final Score 128 -111.  The Hawks are now 5-and-19.  Golden State is 16-and-9. And for the record, it was the first sellout game of the season for the Atlanta Hawks with almost 17,000 in attendance.

Warriors Hold Off Hawks, But It Wasn’t Easy

(Atlanta, GA) – Soooo…..Stephen Curry came out the gate throwing daggers and dropping bombs which resulted in a monstrous 25 pt first half for the guard (15 of those points came in the final seven minutes of the second qtr) allowing Golden State to build a sizeable lead (62-50) in the first two quarters.

But, in front of an almost sellout crowd, the Hawks had momentum and were prepared to attack and drive just as hard as the Warriors. Atlanta was so composed, Dennis Schröder even hit a shot two steps from half court. You had to be there :).

That was towards the end of the third and added to offensive drives that would ultimately put the Hawks within 2pts with just seconds left to play. Part of that comeback was due to a Curry-less Warriors team who had to play basically the whole second half without their leader.

Even though he said he wasn’t sure whose foot he stepped on, the tweak was so apparent that he was overruled in the decision to remain in the game and had to sit the rest of it out. IMG_8130-2_previewBut when you’re the defending champs, your roster runs so deep you can afford it. The Warriors got 28 from Kevin Durant, 16 from Nick Young, 15 from Klay Thompson and a game winning play by veteran Andre Iguodala.

However, it didn’t just happen like that. During a game that had all the makings of being a blowout, the Hawks didn’t surrender. You can’t deny the resiliency of this team and when they really start to click on both ends of the court, they’re capable of beating anybody really.

IMG_8257-2_previewWith that being said,  as the game entered its final stretch, the Hawks put some plays together that made the sun come out in the center of darkness. In the final two minutes Atlanta went on a 9-0 run led by none other than Dennis Schröder (27) and Kent Bazemore (29). Just like that the score was 111-109 with 19 seconds left.

Keeping the dream alive, the Hawks would foul Kevin Durant on their next possession resulting with the MVP leaving the line 1-1. 112-109. There’s still hope. But this is Golden State. In the Hawks’ final possession a series of passes left them vulnerable and just enough room for Iguodala to force the turnover to which he finished on the rim in championship dunk fashion and that was it. Final Score 114-109.

 

 

Ingraham’s Insult To King James Prompts Question.. How Many Kids Have You Put Through School, Laura?

(SL) – Laura Ingraham stirred the pot when she suggested that LeBron James should just shut up and dribble.

LeBron was featured in a video saying that the President of the United states should be someone we lookup to, can trust and someone who protects us. In the video, James said that Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people.”

Somewhere throughout the dialogue, if she even watched it, Ingraham (a Trump supporter) missed the point.

The Fox News host on Thursday verbally attacked James and Kevin Durant over the video released from his multimedia platform Uninterrupted calling the comments “ignorant.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham responded Thursday on her show, “The Ingraham Angle. You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,’ ” she added.

Durant and James both responded in separate statements Friday, sayingthey would not stop talking about political issues important to them and accusing the Fox host of racism.

“To me, it was racist,” Durant responded at a press conference. “Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder.”

James tweeted a link to Durant’s comments, adding the hashtag “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”

Ingraham is now saying that her comments weren’t racist because she wrote a book called Shut up and Sing. She’s also invited LeBron to come on her show. I doubt he will accept the invite, but that’s probably something she should have done before she insulted his ability to speak on politics because as she put it, he left high school early and has made millions of dollars dribbling a basketball.

  1. LeBron didn’t leave High School Early
  2. Yes, he is a phenom who has been paid handsomely as an athlete of his caliber should
  3.  Most importantly with his status as one of the greatest players of all time, he has added to the economy and local businesses in Cleveland and any other city he spends time in.
  4. Even more important than #3. LeBron James’ foundation has pledged $41 Million dollars towards putting kids through college. That equates to about 1100-1500 full ride scholarships. He’s also opening a school in Akron for at risk youth.

So that leaves most of asking…Laura can you match King James’ effort?