I was wrong about Perkins’ technicals; only one was rescinded.

Not so much a correction as an update, the Celtics pulled out the game six victory with a vengeance! Thursday night marks the beginning of the epic battle of the NBA ages as Boston meets long-time rivals LA (Lakers, that is) in game one of the finals. The Celtics have met LA in the finals eleven times with Boston winning nine of those. Boston is not only the winning-est team in the NBA (seventeen championships), but also holds the record for most consecutive championships, eight in a row from 1959 to 1966. For those of you who may not be NBA fans, this is akin to the Michigan/Ohio State or Alabama/Tennessee rivalries, but with well more money at stake. It’s no secret that I pull for Boston, and have since my dad introduced me to the great Larry Bird (on television, of course). Is number eighteen on the way?

Also, I predicted a 2-1 split on the Pittsburgh/Atlanta series. Thankfully, I was wrong. Atlanta swept them, and went on to dismantle the Phillies in game one of this series. The sweep of the Pirates put Atlanta in prime position to take the lead of the NL East by beating the Phillies, which they did. The next two games are critical in maintaining the lead in such a tight division race. I smell a Wild Card!!! Tonight’s game will broadcast on ESPN.