This Weekend in Sports (05-May-2007)

NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs continue with most of the first round series settled. In the East the Pistons, Cavaliers, and Bulls are moving forward to the second round. The Raptors extended their series to the 6th game be winning game 5 at home. They were able to beat the Nets by 20 points in the first quarter and ride that to a 2 point win. Game 6 will be in New Jersey where the Raptors have not won a game there this season.

In the West the Spurs and Suns will see each other in the second round. Utah has taken a 3-2 lead in their series against Houston and the Golden State Warriors have knocked off the number one team in the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games. A huge upset, but Golden State really has shown all the emotion in this series and really deserved the win.

NHL Playoffs

In the NHL playoffs the Senators have taken a 3-1 lead over the New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur. The Sens should finish off the Devils easily and some are questioning the health of Brodeur. Buffalo is in tough against the Rangers who are showing a lot more grit then they did in the regular season. Buffalo prides themselves on speed, skill, and goaltending, but the New York Rangers have some excellent goaltending of their own and Jaromir Jagr seems determined to go farther in the playoffs.

The Western conference has the Anaheim Mighty Ducks against the Vancouver Canucks. Many were predicting Vancouver to win this series because of Luongo’s goaltending, but Anaheim has proven to be too much of a complete team and have advance to the conference finals awaiting the Detroit Red Wings or San Jose Sharks who are tied 2-2.

De La Hoya vs. Mayweather

For anyone who has any inkling of interest in boxing they should watch this one this weekend. De La Hoya has been a dominant boxer in his career and appeals to all types of crowds because of his looks, charisma, and skill. He’s a golden boy that can win a fight. Mayweather is considered to be pound for pound one of the best fighters in boxing and is the favourite given that De La Hoya is at the end of his career. De La Hoya being the star that he is will earn $30 million and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will get $15 million for his troubles. This will be well worth watching and should go late into the rounds.

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