What a sports weekend with March Madness heating up, the NBA coming down the stretch, and Tiger Woods looking like the Tiger from 5 years ago.All of that would of been the highlight of the weekend till what we saw take place in the Pistons-Clippers game.Scroll down for the video, try to remain in your seat, and say a prayer for Brandon Knight.
Duke Dominates: It might be March but Duke fans were glad the team that cruised through November showed back up in Chapel Hill Saturday as the Devils rolled the Heels 69-53.The last time Duke lost with Ryan Kelly in the lineup was March 3, 2012 against the Heels on Senior Night.Kelly had only 8 points Saturday but his impact goes way beyond the box score.You could see how he effects the play of Plumlee and Curry. Plumlee thrives with fewer double teams and without the pressure of thinking he has to be the go to guy. We can’t expect Curry to shoot 80 percent for a half again but when they play like they did on Saturday night with 3 seniors that start, anything short of a National Championship will be considered a disappointment in my opinion.As far as the Heels go, this game was more about how well Duke played more so than a regression from UNC.There will be games where the small lineup looks like a wonderful idea and games where it doesn’t work as well.More so than ever the NCAA Tournament will be about match ups and that is what will determine how deep the Heels go.Could be a first round exit or a run to the second weekend.You could probably make that case for 98 percent of the teams in the tournament. The only thing we know for sure is that it will be a hell of a ride to the Final Four
DeAndre Jordan Dunk:I’m not sure a description of what DeAndre did to Brandon Knight is even necessary but this one ranks as one of the greatest dunks we have ever seen.I love watching the reaction of the teammates from both sides.Blake Grffin on the bench is nearly in tears and the Pistons players on the court are approaching Brandon Knight like a car crash victim they didn’t want to move from the wreckage. Somewhere in Denver last night a man named Mozgov smiled, popped open a beer, and celebrated the fact he is off the hook for a few days.
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