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Los Angeles Almost Chokes Deciding Game
Through the first four games of the first round playoff matchup between Denver and Los Angeles, the Lakers took absolute control. They dominated the glass, slowed down the run-and-gun Nuggets' offense and played like a squad that had every intention of making a solid push for yet another championship for the purple and gold. Unfortunately, this was a best of seven series not a best of five series.
Trailing the Lakers 1-3 in the series, the Denver Nuggets fought back. They went into Staples Center and stole Game 5 with ease. That upset was then followed by a shocking double-digit beat down in Denver that saw the Nuggets take the Lakers to the woodshed.
Enter Game 7
When the Lakers took the floor on Saturday night to play the Nuggets in a decisive Game 7 they came out with focus. Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol began dominating on the glass, and Kobe Bryant was determined to get his teammates involved in the game. With good ball sharing, solid rebounding and overall quality team play, the Lakers pushed their lead to 16 points midway through the third quarter. The game looked as though it was essentially over. That was until of course the Nuggets began roaring back.
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Caps Look To Pull Off Another Game 7 Upset
Regardless of what the final chapter of the 2012 second round series between the Rangers and Capitals reads, everybody should respect the resilience and competitive spirit displayed by Washington. After losing a heart-breaking game in triple overtime, the Capitals bounced right back to earn a hard fought victory. Later in the series, with the team literally up with seconds to go, the Capitals gave up a game-tying goal only to once again lose in overtime. How did the Capitals respond? By going back to Washington, picking their heads up and forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 set to be played at Madison Square Garden later this weekend. With the exciting match-up between the two popular NHL franchises set to take place only a few days from now, the GPS tracking and sports experts at GPS Tracker Shop are ready to make their prediction on who will win Game 7.
New York Rangers Ready For Action
The reason why Game 7 is being played in Madison Square Garden is because the Rangers had the better regular season. Technically, they were the better team heading into the playoffs, and their body of work all season long has left them with this one advantage against Washington. The Rangers had one of the best goaltenders all season long, and he continues to play extremely well in the postseason. By playing a defensive-minded game, the Rangers are comfortable in low-scoring, tightly contested battles. This is part of the reason every game in this series has been decided by a single goal. New York a solid team that has performed well all throughout the series, but they are going to need to be more efficient on the attack if they want to move into the Conference Finals.
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Second Round Matchup Will Get Physical
The sports writers at GPS Tracker Shop may be jumping the gun slightly on this NBA playoff matchup preview and prediction, but with the heartbreaking way the Grizzlies have been losing, it appears all but certain Memphis won't be able to climb out of the 3-1 series deficit they are in. That means that the Los Angeles Clippers will advance to the second round where they will face the top-seeded, veteran led, offensive juggernaut that is the four-time championship winning San Antonio Spurs.
The veteran trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker have quietly put together a double-digit game winning streak that began before the postseason and has pushed all the way through the first round of the playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs are the top seed in the Western Conference. They utterly dominated in a four-game sweep against the Utah Jazz. But the last time they played a team as physical and gritty as the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs was last year when Memphis pulled off the shocking series upset.
"San Antonio will be heavily favored coming into the series with Los Angeles, and historically speaking they have owned the Clippers", stated a sports and GPS fleet tracking editor at GPS Tracker Shop. "However, past statistics really don't mean much because the Clippers are a new-look team that is literally getting better every time they step on the court as a unit. They play tough minded defense, don't turn the ball over and will give the Spurs much more of a fight than people anticipate."
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Slumping Slugger Goes Deep As Halo
Every single day newly signed first baseman Albert Pujols has had to answer questions from sports columnists and media about why he was in the midst of the longest homer-less drought of his career. Today, those questions will no longer be asked, as the all-star crushed a 2-2 pitch over the left field fence to finally end the draught.
Pujols first home run was a 2-run shot that was instrumental in the team's 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Although the slugger is still hitting below .200, almost everyone feels that Pujols' numbers will begin to return to their historical average now that the monkey is off his back. Pujols has been the best hitter in all of baseball this past decade, amplifying his struggles at the plate. However, in St. Louis he could do no wrong. He brought batting titles, championships and 30 home run seasons with consistency. He never had the pressure of a $240 million contract and the expectations that come with that signing. Then again, Pujols took the money, and deserves all of the responsibility that comes with a mega contract, whether that be good or bad.
After Pujols got that first tally mark in the home run column, he must have felt light as air rounding the bases. He also felt alone when he arrived back to the dugout, as Torii Hunter got the entire team to run and hide down the walkway tunnel connecting to the dugout. Even the coaches got in on the practical joke, leaving Pujols in search of teammates to high-five when he returned to the dugout.
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Lakers Head Into Denver For Game 3
The first round of the playoffs in the Western Conference has went pretty much how most people expected. The athletic Oklahoma City Thunder are handling their business against the defending champs, San Antonio is crushing Utah and the Grizzlies and Clippers are locked in a tight battle. The only other series going on is one that most sports analysts believed had the potential for upset. The series is between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. But after the first two games, it appears Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are serious about contending for another title, as they rocked the Nuggets in the first two games to go up 2-0. Now as the series moves to the Mile High City, the sports writers at GPS Tracker Shop will make their Game 3 prediction.
Denver Fans Looking To Provide Energy
In the first two game of the series the Lakers jumped on the Nuggets early, never letting Denver seriously get back into the contest. Always playing behind is a difficult task, and that is why the Nuggets expect to start off with more intensity as the series shifts to Denver. With a rowdy home crowd ready to cheer their team to victory, Denver will come out strong and ready to play.
Lakers Guided By Veterans
The Lakers know that they took care of business at home by winning the first two games of the series, but they also want to put a stamp on their year by showing that they really can compete with the favorites. Los Angeles has looked good behind the dominate play of center Andrew Bynum. They have also got Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant and a number of key role players contributing to the team's success. The Lakers want to do more than win this series, they want to make a statement that they are for real. Guided behind veteran leadership, the Lakers have more than a punchers' chance of taking a game in a hostile environment.