The Magic rolled. Then the Lake Show escaped in Utah. So now we are left with 3 series which are all but over and one that has not been all that exciting.
Give me some excitement..
I am utterly shocked that 3 of the 4 Conference Semifinal series have a higher seed team up 3 to 0. Plenty of these games have even turned into blowouts. The inevitable seems to be a Los Suns vs Lakers matchup and a Cavaliers vs Magic matchup. And this would not be so bad. But I would still like to see these series actually develop into something.
I will admit I did not expect any of these 3 0 series to be finished in less than 5 games. I expected them to be exciting and go 6 or 7. This is not the case. And do not count on any of them pushing these series to even 6.
The Hawks have been an embarrassment and have thoroughly disappointed in this round. I know the Magic are good. But they look super human compared to the Hawks with 2 30 plus point blowouts. The Jazz have played okay, but have not had enough to finish off the Lakers in any of the 3 contests. Deron Williams continues to play solid, but Kobe and the Lakers continue to have strong responses. Kobe turned the last couple of minutes into Kobe time and Derek Fisher made another big time trey down the stretch tonight. I want to also note that Ron Artest’s shot selection seemed alright to me as he scored 20 and shot over 50 percent from the floor.
I wish these series would get more exciting, and maybe they will, but I highly doubt it at this point. Strap in for a 1 vs 2 showdown in the East and a Phoenix vs LA showdown in the West.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.