Cavs sweep Rap­tors, Phillies stay alive

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - AL MEN­DOZA

I DON’T see any rea­son why Cleve­land could not close it on Tues­day (08 May, PHL Time).

Up by 3-0 over Toronto, the Cavs have all the mo­men­tum to wrap up a 4-0 vic­tory in the NBA East­ern Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals.

Not only are the Rap­tors de­mor­al­ized; a 0-3 deficit is sim­ply too for­mi­da­ble for any team—Toronto in­cluded—to over­haul.

The record res­onates in all cor­ners of the globe: No team in NBA his­tory has ever climbed out of a 0-3 hole to win 4-3.

Only in the PBA (Philip­pine Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion) did that phe­nom­e­non hap­pen, when San Miguel Beer ral­lied from 0-3 to de­feat Alaska 4-3 for the 2016 All-Filipino crown.

Be­sides, the Game 4 bat­tle gives Cleve­land an­other pre­cious home court ad­van­tage as it is set at Quicken Loans Arena anew.

The Cavs dread an­other trip to Toronto if Game 5 en­sues. Tire­some. Yucky, as in a broc­coli lunch served to a non-veg­gie.

And did Cleve­land not also sweep Toronto in 2017 af­ter pre­vail­ing 4-2 in 2016?

In that 4-2 series vic­tory, the Cavs did it by win­ning the last two games, giv­ing them now a crispy chance to ex­tend their play­off win­ning streak against the Rap­tors to 10.

Only the King aka LeBron James could is­sue an edict for a Cleve­land Game 4 win not hap­pen­ing.

Very un­likely, as in Danny Isla sud­denly find­ing out there are now more peo­ple than sheep in New Zealand. *** Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners of the re­cent Baguio Coun­try Club’s 4th Dap-ay Mem­ber-Guest golf win­ners. Over­all cham­pion: Paeng Ding and Romy Tio. Di­vi­sion 1: Marianne Bus­tos-Harold Fer­nan­dez Cham­pion, Isonn Angheng-Edgar de Sotto 2nd, Goody Ig­na­cio-Ricky Handy 3rd; Di­vi­sion 2: Danny Wong-Boom Coscol­luela Cham­pion, Chan Wen-Lo-Wil­bert Tan 2nd, Amor Tan­juakio-Ron­ald Cruz 3rd; Di­vi­sion 3: Jerry Coloma-Danilo Malana Cham­pion, Gerby Sohu-Rudy Mi­randa 2nd, Alex Tan-An­gelito Romero 3rd; Di­vi­sion 4: Rene Ron­dez-Liza Ron­dez Cham­pion, Larry Se­nato-Florante Bam­bao 2nd, Mar­lon Dio­kno-Ge­orge Du­maw­ing 3rd.

Ku­dos also to BCC’S GM An­thony de Leon for an­other job well done. Surely, his lieu­tenants led by An­drew Pinero, Roanne Gali­cia, Glai del Rosario and, of course, Lanie Licu­d­ine made the tour­na­ment an­other smash­ing suc­cess. Cheers, guys!

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