But I think the Hawks can bounce back and win the series.
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Believe me, anything can and probably will happen in this series. Everyone looked at the B's injuries and said they were beat up. Last night they were buzzing around and giving Chicago nothing and injuries plagued them instead with Hossa out. He is a catalyst on that team and was sorely missed. Game 4 will probably bring something else interesting to the table, that is what makes this series so exciting IMO is you just don't know which set of teams are going to show up each night. With that said, keep going B's!!!
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Bruins look pretty tough to beat- especially with that ice in Boston that looks like they should be sporting DPS on their feet instead of CCM!- but I find the NHL so much more entertaining than the NBA, even with the crappy NHL officiating. Did anyone really think that there wouldn't be a game 7 in this SA-MIA series? Even with a Spurs lead in the last few seconds, you knew that Miami would pull it out unless they completely imploded (which would have been off-script!), and once it went into overtime SA had no chance.
Aside-- I hate that a deliberate hard foul on a guy going in for a layup at the end of the game just gets the offensive player two pressure-packed free throws as a reward. They go on and on about letting the players decide the game as an excuse for the horrific officiating at the end of games. If that's what they want, then give Ginobili two shots and the Spurs the ball back when Ray Allen puts two hands on his shoulders and throws him to the ground on the way to the hoop after a brilliant defensive play by Duncan and Parker at the other end of the floor, but not violently enough to call it a flagrant (which they never would have done unless the situation was reversed and it was LeBron who was thrown!) Then Allen would have to make a legitimate defensive play instead of knowing that there is nothing to lose by just grabbing the guy with the ball, since even with the best in the game a free throw is at best an 85% proposition under normal circumstances. The free-throw shooting contests at the end of games, the innumerable timeouts, and the rule that advances the ball to halfcourt after a timeout at the end of NBA games are simply constructs to ensure that the losing team can catch up in a close game. Entertaining in January. Aggravating in game 6 of the Finals. Which would you rather have, a completely reactionary play in the flow of the game like Ray Allen's corner 3, or 2 pressure packed free throws like Ginobili and Leonard had at the end of regulation?
Every year there is the same questionable officiating (even the calls they ultimately get right are suspicious- how on earth could they have needed replay on that LeBron out of bounds play at the end of overtime -- it hit him at least five times in the hands and body while Green was lying on the floor!), weird coaching decisions (no Tim Duncan to rebound-- twice!), and bizarre clueless, almost mailed-in games in the middle of these series (Miami game 3 and 5). I never believed SA would win game 6 but I knew it would be close and they would have a chance to close it out but probably fail. If history serves, this game 7 will not be decided in the last seconds but by a brief but devastating run by MIA sometime in the 4th quarter; allowing for several minutes of validation and coronation by the TV team, which will illustrated by shots showing LeBron's satisfaction, Wade's smugness, and Chris Bosh's gigantic mouth. If that doesn't happen, I'll be pleasantly surprised. When that does happen, though, I'll wonder why I bothered to watch. I swear there are times when I feel like the whole thing is one step above the WWE.
Give me playoff hockey instead, every time.
lol. Or maybe someone stitched his sleeve to the body of his jersey. And that 5th goal was pretty flukey, so maybe just 4. Still ... Chicago got 6 past the better goalie, so .... ?
What an awesome game to watch, though. I am for the Hawks, but I'm still mainly a neutral fan, and this has been an amazing series. I missed Monday night's game, though. I only watch the OT games, I guess.
It looks like Crawford for some reason can't lift his arm too well. Even on the routine saves that he does make with the glove he swings his arm around and it looks awkward. Please keep in mind that he has still played awesome and is an awesome goalie, I just never noticed the awkwardness of his glove side. 3 game series, advantage back to the Hawks. It's the B's turn again Saturday,atleast I hope.
What I thought of first was when Forsberg's spleen got busted back in 2001 ... must be an internal organ of some sort. It looked like his back in the footage they were showing, so ... spleen, kidney, ??
It appeared to me like he was sick. He didn't appear to get hit at all. He was just sitting on the bench kind of struggling and it looked like work just trying to spit. I am sure we will find out more as the day goes on. Hopefully that is it and nothing more, if it is he was probably going into shock. Thoughts go out to him.
I just checked twitter, Bob McKenzie says "Much intrigue/deception on injuries in playoffs so take this FWIW on what I'm told on Bergeron: No one has correctly guessed body part yet."
also read that Bergeron did fly back to Boston with the team. So ... apparently he did not have his spleen removed, lol.
I wonder what body part, hmmmmm.
My wife and kids went to TD Garden for their sendoff to meet and greet the team and one of my boys is an absolute Bergeron fan. They said that he uncharacteristically went around the back of the bus and did not come out and sign autographs and meet any of the fans. Maybe he had a preexisting condition that was bothering him already and flared up during the last few days or so. Just guessing obviously though. Hope he is well, he will be sorely missed if he cannot play. On the other side of things Toews got pretty banged up last night and is questionable as well.
He injured his vagina??
No jinx, no panic.Exact same scenario as two years ago. Hopefully Bergeron is a go, that would be a big lift for the B'sand the home crowd. Whatever happens it has been great hockey so why not extend it one more night!
Actually, I agree. I want Hawks to win, so I guess doing it in 6 is best if possible, but I really don't want it to end quite yet
Coach 'Feeling Confident' Bergeron Will Play
Coach 'Feeling Confident' Bergeron Will Play
Maybe he had a tummy ache? If he's 100% game on for sure. If he's pulling up lame not so good for Beantown.