The Cavs had a point to prove today, that they should have been in the final last year. LeBron was fired up from the get go and dominated the match finishing with 36 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Dwight Howard from the Magic wasn't allowed to be heavily involved due to early foul trouble which helped the Cavs set the tempo. Once they get rolling they can be deadly and Orlando felt the wrath today! Rashard Lewis was sorely missed who is still serving his suspension. I wish they let Shaq and Howard be more physical today, there were so many soft calls on the big fellas. Let them play for goodness sake. This is such a good rivalry and I hope it continues throughout the season.
New Jersey have started with zero wins from their first eight matches which is one of their worst starts in franchise history. New Jersey have struggled fielding five guys on the court let alone winning a match. Just recently Douglas-Roberts was diagnosed with swine flu and many of their big stars including Devin Harris and Yi JianLian are injured. Let's hope they can get everyone healthy and start winning some games.
Andrew Bogut has had a monster game for the Milwaukee Bucks to help beat the Denver Nuggets 108-102. Bogut dominated with 23 points and 10 rebounds and why don't you add 4 blocks in. A great game from the big Aussie. It's about time he starts to produce for the amount of money he is being paid. Denver have struggled on the road and I'm sure they will be looking forward to getting back home and winning some games in front of their own fans.
Big Wendell Sailor has retired from Rugby League, feeling as if he has done his job of getting his reputation back on track. I must say as much as I dont like Wendell Sailor he has done a great job for the community and for young children looking to play Rugby League. He could have thrown in the towel after the drug ordeal but he stuck to his guns and got himself back in the game. St George Illawarra threw him a life line and he used it to show everyone he is a good man, a family man. "Personally for me I'm content and I'm happy and I'm just happy with the way people responded to me" Sailor said on Fox Sports Australia. I'm sure we will see Dell on our TVs very soon running his mouth on the commentary team for Channel Nine.
While on the topic of Rugby League, Australia has lost another key player to the English Super League. This time Melbourne Storm's Dallas Johnston has signed with Catalans for three years. What a huge loss for the NRL. He is easily one of the best locks in the game. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy stated "he is the toughest player I've ever seen" (Fox Sports) which is a great acknowlegement from a coach of his calibre. Dallas Johnston claimed it was "too good to refuse". He was one of my favourite players in the NRL, I wish there was something the NRL could do to keep their marquee players.