How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.
And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.
Nobody wants to be remembered for choking? Just ask Bill Buckner.
It’s onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry.
There is one key explanation, above all others, for why the Rangers are heading to the Eastern Conference semifinals. “Henrik Lundqvist,” Capitals forward Troy Brouwer said. “Plain and simple.”
If New York manages to storm back from a 3-0 series deficit, it won’t be CC Sabathia on the hill for a deciding Game 7. Blame it on the rain.
The Rangers might be getting most of the press in New York, but the team across the Hudson is already in and preparing for the next round.
Thursday night’s Game 7 was exactly what everyone thought it would be: low-scoring and stressful.
The stage was set for a classic Thursday night at MSG when the Rangers and Senators dropped the puck for Game 7 of their first-round series.
The numbers could not be more even: Three wins apiece, 15 goals per team. As such, the first six games decided nothing. Welcome to Game 7.
The house will be loud and ready to go Thursday at MSG. I would expect the Rangers to be the same.
Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, a message still burned bright: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Only in St. Louis would a nut be looking for a squirrel… instead of the other way around.
On this date, October 27, 1986, the Mets were tops. They owned the city like no team ever had in the history of New York sports.