|Remember Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey from Saturday Night Live? Well, here's the Bay Area dreamleague's weekly version: Cheep Thoughts. A collection of my thoughts on each game as I go thru the scoresheets and post scores on the website. One-plus minute per game multipled by about 45-50 games and I can knock this beast out in an hour -- yeah right, it always ends up being double. The idea here is that I do not spend hours upon hours of time coming up with game articles...|
AL-P: Taraz Lee with some MONSTER numbers: 22 points, 27 rebounds -- yes, that was TWENTY-SEVEN rebounds in the AL! -- plus 7 assists, and 2 blocked shots. But 2449 Squad only had 5 guys and Jumpmen came back in the 2nd half to pull out the 77-76 victory. Lee actually hit a cutting layup at the buzzer that ended the game with a 1-point deficit. RG Mangahas (24 pts) with the heroics with an and-one really late in the game to help the Jumpmen escape with the win... Frisco Super Chronics with a 65-63 squeaker over the Prodigies, surviving a 7-point 4th quarter in which they were outscored by 15 by the Prodigies. Rob Shintaku was drilling treys left and right, then Sunny Margate showed up late and threw up a few bricks while warming up in the game, but even a late surge by Barry Lee couldn't erase Shintaku's performance nor the Prodigies misses in the 1st half. Shintaku had 9 treys made, with a salvo-like 10-for-23 from the floor, but 9-for-19 from downtown. That's 29 points... All Day didn't have big man Yih-Wei Chien and maybe that worked out because Rob Dhat was wettin' from downtown. An astounding 9-for-9 on treys, 15-for-19 overall, for 39 points, in the 88-73 victory over Syuhn Fung. Syuhn didn't have point man Quentin Wu, but youngster Kyle Wong, brother of NL'er Nick Wong played well, collecting 21 points. Ed Pan with 25 points in defeat... Ever since last season's fast start, the Underdogs have been, well, underdoggin'. This time they lost again, 60-51, and that was after overcoming a 38-20 4th quarter start to make the score respectable. Henry Cabildo paced ZerOne with 23 points, while Oscar Latoreno did some damage in the 4th with 12 of his 14 points. Vince Lau did all he could to try and bring the Underdogs back, with 14 of his 23 points in the 4th. 16-and-12 for pogo-stick power forward Nidal Hassen. I'm not quite sure how the Underdogs need to turn things around. Meanwhile, things are on the up and up for ZerOne now... BJ Kang had 18 points, but That's What She Said lost to Purefoods, 37-42. Balanced scoring for Pure.
STANDINGS WATCH: Huge litmus test for Syuhn Fung vs 1st place Frisco. 2449 has to beat All Day to avoid single-elim playoff status. Battle of the middle of the pack between Flip Mode and Jumpmen. Underdogs have to right the ship against AnyWho. Big games for the Rams and TWSS as they try to avoid getting closer to single-elim status.