I can’t predict the future
Four years ago, I found myself on a gondola somewhere in the mountains of Yunnan in southwest China. The view was amazing, but I was distracted (and also not very much into nature and scenery). It was May 2007, and the Jazz were playing the Warriors in Round 2 of the Playoffs. All I had was my phone, and I was desperate to know what was happening in the game and begging my friend to send me [long-distance] game update texts.
Ever since then, I have systematically vetoed all travel proposals during the NBA season. Unfortunately, I was convinced a few months ago that the 2011-12 season was going to be canceled and committed to a trip in October. I’m leaving real soon, but have spent more time trying to calculate time differences for game times with my sad excuse for math skills than packing.
Anyway, long story short, I’m going to miss the next four games. *disgruntled face*
CSKA won its first Euroleague Top 16 (Playoffs) match against Olympiacos last night, 86-78. CSKA wasn’t playing particularly well, but they’re so talented they were in the game anyway. Olympiacos led 44-40 at the break.
Sloppy, sloppy ball to start the second half, with the two teams combining for 6 TOs in the first 2:10 of the 3rd quarter. It was still close through three, but CSKA began to slowly but surely pull away, little by little, in the 4th. With a minute to go, Olympiacos cut a 10-point CSKA lead to 5, but CSKA was able to put the game away.
AK tallied 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and drew 5 fouls in 34 minutes.