Prior to the All-Star break, the New Orleans Hornets sat atop the NBAâ€™s Southwest Division. Since that time theyâ€™ve dropped down to second and the refurbished Spurs and Mavericks are both on rolls.
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Hereâ€™s the skinny. There are two rookies in the NBA who look to be making a difference-Kevin Durant and Al Horford. Durant, the Seattle Sonicsâ€™ small forward, and Horford, the Atlanta center, have both made their marks and been difference makers in the NBA.
Itâ€™s number one playing number two in college basketball this Saturday and the # 2 Tennessee Volunteers travel from Knoxville to battle the #1 and undefeated Memphis Tigers at their home court. Memphis (12-0, 26- 1) sits atop Conference-USA, while Tennessee (11- 1, 24- 2) is first in the SEC.
This past week the Duke Blue Devils, then ranked second in the nation, were shocked by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. In a hellacious battle, the Demons beat the Devils 86- 73, and with that Duke fell to number five in the country with a 22-2 record overall and a 10- 1 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
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Okay, so this trade has been in the offing foreverâ€”Jason Kidd to a Western Conference team for the second half of some season.
The Hornets have certainly turned it around. Last season, the team won 39 and lost 43 finishing 28 games out of first-place and missing the playoffs. Now at the All Star Break, the Hornets are 36 and 15, sitting on top of the Southwest Conference and vying for top spot in the West.
The Big 12â€™s top four teams are ranked nationally anywhere from third to twenty-second. Hereâ€™s the way it looks.
I guess you might say with Shaquille Oâ€™Neal going from Miami to the Phoenix, â€œIf you canâ€™t stand the Heat, then stay out of Miami.â€? Or, maybe you might ask, â€œWill Shaqâ€™s career rise again with the Suns?â€?
Okay, hereâ€™s the skinny on the end of the NFL post seasonâ€”the New England Patriots lost because the offensive line had more holes in them than a sieve.
Finally, the big game is almost here. We are on the cusp of finally seeing if the New England Patriots, who seem to have become the New York Yankees of the NFL, can have a perfect season and post season or if the New York Giants will pull a Partiot-like Super Bowl upset.