I am planning on having my own daily dose of sports...I know I probably can't do this everyday because of school, but I hope to do it every other day...Anyways, here goes nothing!
Game of the Day: Men's College Basketball
- #4 UCLA 61
- Washington 71
I didn't see the game or highlights, but I read the post game wrap-up on ESPN.com and it sounded great. The whole throwing the ball of the UCLA players' face to have the ball bounce out of bounds to avoid the 5 second close guarding call sounds great! <--(This happened with 47 seconds left UCLA losing 66-61) UCLA coach Ben Howland didn't seem to fond of the play, he snapped back at a reporter, when the reporter asked if it was okay by an unwritten code on how to play the game. Howland bluntly said, "No." For the whole recap click here
Honarable Mention: Men's College Basketball
- Clemson 93
- #3 North Carolina 103
Game went into Double Overtime and UNC almost lost again, need I say more?
Performance of the Day: Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics
- Celtics beat the San Antonio Spurs 98-90
- Improve to 5-2 without Kevin Garnett
- Celtics are now 16-0 versus the Western Conference
- #34 had 35 points in the victory
Wow...That's all I can manage to say. This team looks scary good. They keep managing to win without, in my opinion, their best player. When the Celtics aqquired KG and Ray Allen the first thing that came to my mind was, "The Celts will be fine as long as KG doesn't get injured. As long as they have Allen and KG or Pierce and KG." However, here we they are without KG and they beat the Spurs, one of the West's elite. This in my mind (although these games mean nothing) shows the Celtics are for real. This really has to make their players feel good knowing they can win games without the most electrifying man in the NBA. (Yea I said it.)
Honorable Mention: Shawn Marion of the Miami Heat
- Didn't win the game, but had a double-double
- 15 points & 14 rebounds
In the News...
- Rasheed Wallace will take Kevin Garnett's spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster
- Defending NASCAR Champion Jimmy Johnson won Daytona 500 pole position.
- Richard Zednik of the Florida Panthers (NHL) was cut in the neck by a teammates skate. He underwent surgery and is in stable condition.