Monday morning upon returning from Detroit on Delta Airlines, I went right into work. After work, I came home to rest up for the busy week ahead.
Tuesday night I went to the Prudential Center to see the Cleveland Cavaliers without LeBron James as they took on the NJ Nets.
The Cavaliers wound up beating the Nets, 93-91. Byron Scott who previously coached the Nets got revenge on his former team. The Cavaliers used a balanced attack to come away with the victory.
J.J. Hickson led the way scoring 18 points and he grabbed 10 rebounds. Antawn Jamison and Ramon Sessions added 15 points each while Daniel Gibson had 14 including a few key 3 pointers to help seal the deal.
The Nets were led by Travis Outlaw who led all scorers with 27 points in the defeat. Devin Harris had 18 and Brook Lopez finished with 16.
Wednesday night I went to Madison Square Garden to see the return of ex-Knick David Lee who traded in the offseason to the Golden State Warriors.
After the first timeout of the game, the Knicks honored David with a video tribute.
After that David continued to be a highlight reel. He scorched the Knicks for 28 points and he pulled down 10 rebounds for a typical D-Lee double-double.
Stephen Curry the second year guard played well and he poured in 25 points. Monta Ellis added 22 points as the Warriors held off the Knicks down the stretch, 122-117.
The Knicks were led by Amaure Stoudemire who led all scorers with 33 points but he missed 2 free throws late in the game that cost the Knicks a chance for a possible comeback in the end. Wilson Chandler had 27 points in the losing effort.
Thursday night I went back to MSG this time to see the Blueshirts play. The Rangers were hosting the Buffalo Sabres.
As for the game, neither starting goaltender played. Hendrik Lundqvist and Ryan Miller were missing. In fact, Miller wasn't even the backup. Despite that I saw a competitive game. The Sabres wound tying the game late in the second period at 2. It stayed that way until overtime when the Rangers Artem Anisimov scored the sudden death game winner with 3:28 left in the extra period.
Friday night I returned to the Prudential Center for NJ Devil hockey. The Devils were still searching for their first home win. They were entertaining the Edmonton Oilers who have the number one draft pick on their team in Taylor Hall.
As for the match, the Devils finally came out victorious at the Rock when Ilya Kovalchuk delivered the game winning goal with 1:33 left in the extra session to win it.
As for the weekend, please stay tuned as I will write a special post with the details of the adventure.
Thank you for reading and following along.