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To be honest, I'm not too big of a fan of baseball, but I do love watching Barry Bonds racking up his usual home runs almost every game. This time though, he stayed at his record of 745 home runs. They made him get 2 intentional walks instead. This is of course, a pretty smart strategy for the Astros, because I'd think they would rather risk the other lower percentage batters to try to strike them out instead. During this game, Barry Bonds did seem to feel quite tired from all the walks and sprints to the bases. I would think he is usually more used to taking his time to run around the bases because of his consistent high percentage home run hits.
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Once again the San Antonio Spurs have defeated the Utah Jazz in the Western Finals. GOGOGO SPURS! It's too bad I missed watching this game live because I was at school. They won almost 10 points ahead of the Jazz this time, and Tim Duncan scored 26 points! (That's almost 1/4 of the total team's score!) Even Tony Parker did very well; he had a double-double by the end of the game, with 17 points and 14 assists. The Jazz scored quite low throughout the whole game, but it might have been because they were playing at the home court of the San Antonio Spurs. It's too bad the next 2 games in a row will be at the home court for the Utah Jazz. Keep it up Spurs!!!
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Man! I can't believe how sloppy and passive LeBron was playing!!! This picture here was the game winning three-pointer by Chauncey Billups. Look at LeBron! He did not even close out or contest against the shot! Chauncey Billups so should have been double teamed during the final minutes! He had already scored almost half of his team's points in the fourth quarter before making this last three-pointer to total just his fourth quarter score to 13 points. Boy, I can't even believe what LeBron did on their last play down the court. They had set their play up so well that LeBron could have taken his three-pointer to tie the game and let both teams go into overtime, but instead, he made a quick pass to Donyell Marshall, who's PPG (Points Per Game) this season has only been 3.8. LeBron's excuse was that Donyell Marshall had the open three-pointer to take, which he missed and set their team one game back. I don't believe LeBron though. He so could have gone through with their play and taken that last shot, but at the last fraction of a second, he changed his mind. I'm sure Donyell Marshall was shocked too at that time. He probably thought what on earth was going on and just had to throw the shot before the buzzer.