Sports Robot Round Up: Sharks, Bulls, Heat
In today’s round up, we cover the NHL Playoffs and the NBA playoffs. The San Jose Sharks finished off the Detroit Red Wings, and the Chicago Bulls eliminated the Atlanta Hawks to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. I was under the weather yesterday after watching the Miami Heat beat up on the Boston Celtics. You think the Heat’s celebration on the court was over the line? You should have seen me at the bar. Anyway, here’s the recap of last night’s games.
Detroit Red Wings 2, San Jose Sharks 3
Last night the Sharks beat the Red Wings 3-2 and elminated them from the NHL playoffs. In an exciting game, San Jose was finally able to score against Detroit during a power play – ending their streak of 10 straight penalty kills. After going down 2-0 off a wrister from Logan Couture, the Red Wings brought it within one midway through the 2nd period after a goal Henrik Zetterberg. During a power play in the 3rd, Devin Setoguchi fired a shot on goal and Patrick Marleau was there for the rebound. Less than 2 minutes later, Pavel Datsyuk weaved his way through the Sharks’ defense and fired a beatiful backhand that went right over the shoulder of San Jose’s Antti Niemi and into the back of the net. In the closing minutes, the Red Wings pulled their goalie and had a few oppotunities to tie the game but were unsuccessful. The Wings might have been been able to complete the comeback after being down 3-0 if Todd Bertuzzi and Danny Cleary didn’t have to leave the game due to injury. This game was most likely Eric Lindstrom’s last professional game, he is truly an all-time great.
Chicago Bulls 93, Atlanta Hawks 73
In another elimination game last night, the Chicago Bulls racheted up their defense and beat the Hawks 93-73. Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 23 points and 10 rebounds as Derrick Rose played the role of facilitator, dropping 12 dimes. As a team, the Bulls had 34 assists on 41 baskets – now that’s team basketball. Atlanta only shot 36.5% from the field, including 1 for 11 from behind the three point line. Josh Smith was really the only Atlanta player with a highlight (video below). Chicago now advances to the Eastern Conference Finals, a place they haven’t been since the days of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. They will take on the Miami Heat, who finished off the Boston Celtics in 5 games on Wednesday night. The Bulls were 3-0 in the regular season against the Heat, but don’t read too much into that as the Celtics were 3-1 against the Heat in the regular season and were subsequently shown the door in 5 games. The Eastern Conference Finals start on Sunday at 8 PM in Chicago. You can catch the game on TNT with the always entertaining trio of Ernie, Kenny, and Charles.
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