Sunday, April 29, 2007

Photo by: Jack Dempsey

The Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets to take a 2-1 series lead. The Nuggets were close, but Allen Iverson needed a better game to get them a win. The Spurs should be happy to get a game in Denver but now they want to get two.

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 13 boards. Duncan played a terrific game. His seven offensive boards helped the Spurs get second chance points. If you are George Karl you have to stop that in game 4. Michael Finley played well and finished with 16 points and 5 boards. Finley has shown he can hit big shots and that is great for the Spurs.

The Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 98-85 to tie the series 2-2. Both teams play well at home so if that continues the Rockets have the advantage. Utah has come around and now this is like starting the series all over again. I like Houston to win game 5 but Utah to overcome that and win the series. Utah has a good team that plays on both ends of the floor.

Deron Williams had 25 points and 7 assists. Williams is someone who puts up great numbers every game and the Jazz need more of that to win the series. Carlos Boozer had 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Booz has to get around 20 and 10 for the Jazz to win in Houston.