Saturday, April 18, 2009

NBA Playoffs Day 1 Open Thread

Today's games.....

Game 1: Chicago @ Boston 12:30 PM (ESPN - Dan Shulman, Jon Barry, SR: Nancy Lieberman)

Game 1: Detroit @ Cleveland 3:00 (ABC - Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy, SR: Lisa Salters)

Game 1: Dallas @ San Antonio 8:00 PM (ESPN - Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown, SR: Heather Cox)

Game 1: Houston @ Portland 10:30 PM (ESPN - Dave Pasch and Doris Burke, SR: Ric Bucher)

Enjoy the games and leave comments! I'll have an NHL open thread at around 1 before the Rangers-Caps game starts.

47 comments:

  1. They have Snoop Dogg breaking down the top plays of the year????

    And, of course, the Nets desparation game winner against the Sixers is #1.

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  2. Wow, Chicago is currently up on Boston 55-44 in the 3rd quarter.

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  3. Derrick Rose is drilling Boston.

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  4. Whoa! I turn my back for 15 minutes and all of a sudden Boston leads! 70-69!

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  5. 88-86 Celtics with under 2:00 to play.

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  6. Gordon on the fadeaway over Ray Allen AND ONE!!! Chicago can take the lead and they do on the FT!

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  7. And a steal! Thomas puts it in!

    Blocking foul called on Thomas at the other end.

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  8. GORDON!! BULLS UP BY 3!


    Rondo at the other end for Davis! FOULED!

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  9. Rose to the basket! Off the mark! Noah on the tip! NO!


    Pierce back for Boston and he's fouled shooting on a fadeaway!

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  10. "Boston last year went 7 games in the first 3 rounds." - Shulman


    Really? They beat the Pistons in 6 in round 3.

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  11. 94-93 Boston with 37.4 to go but damn, what a playoff debut for Rose.

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  12. Rose drives!!! BASKET INTERFERENCE ON PIERCE!! BOSTON BEHIND AGAIN!!

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  13. GOALTENDING ON BOSTON! COUNT IT FOR ROSE! CHICAGO BY 1!

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  14. ALLEN....NO! REBOUND BY RONDO! AND HE CONNECTS WITH THE JUMPER! BOSTON BY 1!!

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  15. WOW!!! WHAT A GAME!!! BOSTON LEADS!!! Allen missed badly on a three, Rondo got the rebound and shot over Noah.

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  16. RONDO FOULS!!!!!! UNBELIEVEABLE! 1-POINT GAME AND ROSE IS SHOOTING 2 WITH THE BULLS DOWN BY 1!!!

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  17. Rose is truly something special.

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  18. First one good. 96-96. Rondo is limping and is coming out of the game.

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  19. Second one is good. 36 for him on the day, that's the 2nd most ever for someone making their first playoff start. Wow! That kid is special. 97-96 Chicago.

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  20. NOAH FOULS PEARCE WITH 2.6 TO GO!!!

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  21. WHOA!!! I'm not sure about that call!

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  22. OH MY!!! PIERCE MISSES THE POTENTIAL WINNING FREE THROW!!! OVERTIME!

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  23. PEARCE MISSES HIS SECOND FREE THROW AND WE ARE GOING TO OVERTIME IN THE TD BANKNORTH GARDEN!

    "2.6 seconds, that's plenty of time." - Jon Barry probably forgetting that the Bulls had no timeouts.

    Let me tell you what, the TD Banknorth Garden staff are going to earn their pay tonight. The Bruins play there tonight at 8.

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  24. Damn, I just realized I was spelling "Pierce" wrong...

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  25. It's been an absorbing game to watch.

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  26. Perkins ties the game at 101!

    Meanwhile Rose has 5 fouls.

    Thomas makes it 103-101 Bulls.

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  27. Tied at 103 and the Bulls are called for a 3-second violation!

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  28. Please leave the math to the mathematicians, Jon Barry...

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  29. THOMAS WITH A LONG JUMPER! Chicago by 2 with under a minute to go!

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  30. "The Baby Bulls, if you will." - Dan Shulman on Derrick Rose, Johakim Noah, and Tyrus Thomas.

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  31. 105-103 Chicago with 11.6 to go. Boston ball.

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  32. Rondo is fouled by Rose with 10.3 to go! That was their foul to give. But Rose is done for the game. What a game for the rookie. Simply phenomenal, but the Bulls may be screwed if the Celtics tie this one up.

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  33. Out of bounds! Boston maintains the ball with 3.7 to go.

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  34. Pierce lost the ball but it's still Boston possession with 3.7 to go. Timeout Chicago.

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  35. ALLEN MISSES THE JUMPER AND THE BULLS WIN GAME 1!!!!!

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  36. THE BULLS HAVE PULLED OFF A HUGE WIN!

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  37. OT: The Indians posted at two touchdown spot at The House Fat George Built.

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  38. 34-24 San Antonio is beating Dallas in the 2nd and Dirk Nowitski has 3 fouls according to Tirico and Brown.

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  39. Dallas has turned the table in this game and they lead 72-63 in the 3rd with 3:05 to go.

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