Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for May, 2010

Friend-of-Friejose Cedric to continues with his incisive and thought-provoking analysis and commentary on the NBA playoffs, in French:

Oh Ronny Turiaf! Too bad you're not playing in the playoffs anymore.

De retour avec une nouvelle analyse de la NBA a la francaise. Que dire des playoffs en general maintenant que la competition a atteint les phases de finales de conference? En gros pas grand chose. Les favoris sont passes et il n’y a eu que tres peu de surprises… et de batailles dignes de ce nom. Les Lakers, Orlando et les Celtics sont passes sans problemes en balayant leurs adversaires, les reduisant ainsi a des simples spectateurs, a de simples joueurs de playground. Parce que c’est cela en verite la difference. Les equipes qui ont fait face aux quatres dernieres equipes en liste n’ont pas reussit a jouer au basket. Ils ont tous utilise la meme tactique qui consiste a donner la balle au meilleur joueur de l’equipe (par example, Lebron a Cleveland ou Smith a Atlanta) et a attendre qu’ils fassent des miracles. Mais les dieux du basket ont preferre donner la victoire aux equipes, c’est a dire un groupe de joueurs jouant ensemble, se faisant des passes et defendant. La statistique de ces playoffs sera donc la perte de balle. A vouloir jouer seul, on en fait trop et le ballon nous glisse des mains. Donc Cleveland, Atlanta, Spurs (peut-etre une petite exception a la regle) et Utah dehors et a l’anne prochaine.

Maintenant que reste-t-il? De bonnes equipes. Serieuses et avec des entraineurs qui connaissent leur metier et les phases finales. Bien que j’aurais aime voir en finale les Suns de Phoenix qui ont brille par leur support contre la loi discriminatoire passes par l’etat de l’Arizona en changeant le nom de leur equipe pour “Los Suns”. Mais qui ont aussi brille par le coeur qu’ils on mis a l’ouvrage en battant les Spurs. Ils meritent une finale (la premiere depuis 1993 et le depart de Charles Barkley). Mais les Lakers de Kobe sont forts, tres forts. Et demain soir se joue le match decisif qui donnera peut-etre l’avantage a Los Angeles ou nourrira l’espoir des fans de Phoenix.

A l’est la bataille semble deja perdue (au grand bonheur de Josh) car les Celtics ont encore creuse leur avance sur une quipe d’Orlando jeune et decevante. 3-0 pour Boston et c’est l’espoir des Floridiens qui s’envole. D. Howard (tres irregulier en attaque mais brillant en defence) et ses coequipiers vont devoir mettre les bouchees triples pour battre Boston qui se dirige vers sa dizieme confrontation en finale avec les Lakers en 30 ans. Autant dire un classique. Le ballon dore reviendra-t-il a l’est? Phil Jackson gagnera-t-il son 11eme titre? Pas facile a predire. Une chose est sure: faites durer le plaisir. il y en a marre des victoire 4-0 cette annee qui ont du faire perdre pas mal d’argent aux chaines de tele et a la NBA.

As usual, translation of Cedric’s post courtesy of Google Translate, not one word has been changed, as you will believe when you read it:

Back with a new analysis of the NBA has the French. What about the playoffs in general now that the competition has reached the final stages of conference? Basically not much. Favorites are passes and there was very little that surprises … and battles worthy of the name. The Lakers, Celtics and Orlando passes without problems by sweeping their opponents, reducing them to mere spectators, just players playground. Because that is what in truth the difference. The teams that have faced the last four teams in list have not succeeded to play basketball. They all use the same tactic to give the ball to the best player of the team (eg, Lebron in Cleveland or Atlanta Smith) and expect them to do miracles. But the basketball gods are preferable to give victory to the teams, ie a group of players playing together, making passes and defending. The statistics of these playoffs will be the loss of ball. Wanting to play alone, it makes us too much and the ball slipped from his hands. So Cleveland, Atlanta, Spurs (maybe a small exception to the rule) and outside Utah and the next year.

Now that he is? Good teams. With serious personal and coaches who know their profession and the final rounds. Although I would like to see in the final of the Phoenix Suns that shine by their support against discriminatory legislation passes by the state of Arizona by changing their team name to “Los Suns”. But that also shines by the heart they put it in a book by beating the Spurs. They deserve a final (the first since 1993 and the departure of Charles Barkley,). But the Lakers are Kobe’s strong, very strong. And tomorrow night is played the decisive match that will perhaps benefit in Los Angeles or nourish the hope of the fans in Phoenix.

To the east the battle seems already lost (to the delight of Josh) because the Celtics are still digging their lead a team of young and Orlando disappointing. 3-0 for Boston and the hope of Floridians taking off. D. Howard (very irregular in attack but brilliant in defense) and his teammates will need to act swiftly to beat Boston triple headed toward its tenth in the final confrontation with the Lakers in 30 years. In other words, a classic. The golden ball does come back he is? Phil Jackson does win his 11th title? Not easy to predict. One thing is sure: make it last. he is fed up 4-0 this year who have to lose a lot of money on tv channels and the NBA.

Read Full Post »