Friday, February 15, 2013
BronBron Done Did It Again
What more can you say? Marquee matchup right before the All Star Break. Finals rematch, with 2 of the 3 best records in the league. Bron vs KSmoov. And Bron steals the show yet again. 39 points, 12 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals. Shot only 58%, missing out on continuing his 60% streak because he took a long 3 pointer with a minute left in the game as the shot clock wore down. No way Durant would have taken that shot, lest his stats get affected.
The Heat came out hard and put up a double-digit lead in the first quarter, stretching it to 23 points in the third. Durant overcame a nasty fall and rough shooting start to finish with 40, and eventually (kind of) made a game of it in the 4th quarter, but no dice. Every time the Thunder got close, LeBron answered. Whether it was a long 3 right in Smoovs grill, dish to a teammate for a wide open 3, or throwing down a viscious dunk off the inbounds, Bron was all on his own tonight. Completely owned the game, making it 6 straight wins vs Smoov and da fellas, dating back to those fateful summer nights in South Beach. Miami has won 7 straight overall, and built a 4-game cushion over NY at the top of the East.
I was really hoping Durant would win the MVP this year, partially because I like him and he completely deserves it, and partially so people would be off LeBron's back a bit. But right now, unfortunately for Smoov, I don't know how you'd pick anyone but Bron. You never know, but this could become the usual.