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Cavs vs Raptors Faces on the Second Round of 2017 NBA Playoffs

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NBA – The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to advance to the 2nd round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs after sweeping their 1st round opponent the #7 seed Indiana Pacers in just four games and after several days of resting and recovering from injuries from some Cavs players if any? The Cavs finally knows their 2nd Round opponent and it will be #3 seed Toronto Raptors.


The Toronto Raptors need six games to defeat the young and very talented team of the #6 seed Milwaukee Bucks that lead in Game 6 and eventually the Raptors take the series 4 -2 advancing to the 2nd Round of the Playoffs facing their opponent last year in the Eastern Conference Finals Cleveland Cavaliers.

The #2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers and the #3 seed Toronto Raptors both finished the 2016 – 2017 Regular Season tied with 51 wins and 31 losses, but due to the superior quotient of the Cavaliers they acquired the #2 seed after beating the Raptors in the four games in regular season matches 3 – 1 Cavs. The only game that the Cavaliers loss to the Raptors this season is their final games of the season where LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving did not play.

Furthermore, many sports analysts predict that the Cavaliers would be the superior team against the Raptors and eventually take the 2nd Round and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third consecutive time? And perhaps faces the #1 seed Boston Celtics wherein their last match against the Cavaliers they were blown out. If Cavs and Boston faces it will be the Cavaliers to advance to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive time?

But for now let’s focus first on the Raptors and Cavs series, if the Cavaliers are the favorite to win the 2nd Round series how many games will it takes before the Cavs win it all? The Cavs and Raptors series will start on May 1 (US TIME) at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Which President Should Be Blamed on West Philippines Sea Issues Over China?

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Philippines – Due to unresolved problems with China’s claims on the territorial disputes over the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea, some of the previous President of the country is now blaming each other on how, what and when the problem begin?

Former President Fidel Valdes Ramos did not like what former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo now Pampanga Congresswoman on blaming the past administration of former President Noynoy Aquino on territorial dispute facing against China. 


Ramos said that Noynoy Aquino made the right decision on filing a complaint with the arbitral tribunal to condemn the illegal occupancy on some disputed island in the West Philippine Sea and to prevent any confrontation and put all claims in the right way where many neighboring countries are also interested in territorial dispute in West Philippines Sea.

A lawmaker in the country, also said that if there were to blame for the construction of the China’s facility within 200 nautical miles of the Philippines in West Philippine Sea is none other than former President Arroyo who signed the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU) in China in 2004.

And because of that deal in 2004, China and also Vietnam had their chance to explore, not only the islands occupied by the Philippines but also in other reefs within the territory of the country. While Arroyo allegedly made in exchange for an anomalous deal with Northern Rail and the national broadband network or ZTE deal.

Meanwhile, the current President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, already expressed his opinion that for now he will not stop China from doing what they do over the West Philippine Sea because for now the Philippine government has no power of stopping China that might lead into a war where the country has no capability on getting into a war but assuring that by the time his term ends he (The President) will impose the Tribunal decision which favored the country.
source: abante

CAVS Sweep Pacers Moves on to the 2nd Round of NBA Playoffs

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NBA – The defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers has beaten the Indiana Pacers in Game 4, 106 – 102 to move on to the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs and will have to await the winner between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors in their own best of seven series. The Cavaliers are the first team to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs after sweeping the Indiana Pacers, in another thrilling end game in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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The Cavs once again blew a double digit lead coming of the 4th quarter 88 – 77 where the Pacers outscored them in the final quarter 25 – 18. But luckily the Cavs hangs on to win Game 4, after Paul, George missed a terrible 3 point shot that could tie the game and extend to overtime?

The Pacers made a run in the 4th quarter to give their team and fans a last hope to win game 4 after trailing the game for most of the time, The Pacers take their last and final lead after a follow up basket made by Thaddeus Young on a missed shot by Paul George to give them the lead 102 – 100 Pacers.

But the King LeBron James once again delivered a made clutch 3 point basket to regain the lead 103 – 102 with 1:09 remaining, Kyle Korver added also made two free throws to up their lead to three 105 – 102 Cavs. While the Pacers has the chance of extending the game to overtime, but Paul, George missed a terrible 3 point shot that lead to another Foul and send LeBron James to free throws, James made 1 free throw to seal the game 106 – 102.

LeBron James finished the game to lead all scorers with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assist, while Kyrie Irving drop 28 points for the Cavs. While Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson leads his team with 22 points and Paul George was only held into 15 points.

The Cavaliers will now have to wait the winner of the Bucks and Raptors series, while waiting the Cavs players will have the chance to rest and even recover from minor injuries and be prepared to face the next opponent on the 2nd round of the playoffs.

CAVS Rallies Back to win Game 3 over Pacers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers has overcome a 26 point deficit posted by the Indiana Pacers in the 1st half to win Game 3, 119 – 114 and tied the greatest comeback in NBA Playoffs history. The Cavs has now a commanding 3 – 0 lead against the Indiana Pacers after winning Game 1, Game 2 and Game 3 and 1 win away of advancing to the next round of NBA Playoffs. 


Early in the game the Pacers dominated the Cavaliers lead by Paul George who singly outscored the whole Cavs in the 2nd quarter to post their biggest lead of 26 points and made a Pacers franchise record for the most points scored in the 1st half in their franchise history with 74 points.

The Bankers Life Fieldhouse was filled of life and excitement as Pacers home crowd are enjoying a very large lead for what could be a possible beginning for their home team to return back to the series by winning Game 3 at their house despite being down 0 -2 in the series.

In the 2nd half, especially in the 3rd quarter the Pacers manage to hold on to their lead by as much 20 points not until the last 4 minutes of the quarter when LeBron James lead the Cavs in a 17 – 4 run to end the 3rd quarter just down by 7 points 84 -91.

Early in the 4th quarter the Pacers manage to up their lead back to double digit after a 5 points straight scored by Paul George but the LeBron James perseverance of returning back, imposing his will to help his team win despite that his co superstar Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are both sitting in the bench for the entire 4th quarter and with the help of some Cavs bench players like Kyle Korver, Channing Frye and Deron Williams, to find the right combination and showing some defense that mostly lacks the team in the last quarter has overcome a historic comeback in Playoffs history.

LeBron James lead all scorer with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists making his 17th triple doubles in his playoffs career only second to Magic Johnson in all-time triple doubles in playoffs history. While Pacers superstar Paul George came up with 36 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists.

Game 4, is scheduled once again in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday April 23 (US TIME).

Chicago Bulls on Pace of Upsetting the #1 Seed Boston Celtics

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NBA – The #8 seed in the East Chicago Bulls, who merely make it to the 2017 NBA Playoffs is currently looking good in their current position after beating the #1 seed of the Eastern Conference Boston Celtics in Game 1 and a dominant win in Game 2 in their own best of seven series of First Round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.


The Bulls and Celtics are tied in their regular season matchup with 2 wins and 2 loss, but the Celtics are the heavy favorite to win the series against the Bulls because they ended the regular season as the top seeded team in the East over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

In Game 1, Boston Celtics host the Chicago Bulls in TD Garden Arena. Isiah Thomas, who is facing a family problem after his younger sibling died in a car accident, Thomas played the game, but the Celtics failed to defend their home court advantage after the Bulls stunned the Celtics crowd after winning Game 1, 106 – 102 Bulls.

In Game 2, the Celtics are trying to bounce back in the series, but the Bulls are the most resilient team showing a complete domination in the 2nd half of Game hanging on a double digit lead that lead to 111 -97 wins for the Bulls. 3 Time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and former Boston Celtics Champion Rajon Rondo together with Jimmy Butler shows some playoff experience that separates them from some inexperienced players of the Celtics player.

Game 3, is scheduled in Chicago at United Center will the Bulls continue their dominance against the Celtics or will the Celtics return backs to their original form as being Best team in the East? If the Bulls win in Game 3 we might be seeing the greatest upset in NBA History a #1 seed falls down to #8 seed team?