Fall 2008: A2 League Champs: Big Nice

    There will be No Repeat in A2 this Season - Big Nice Back in the Finals
    Pau Gasol's Beard 62 Big Nice 65

    Pre Game: Lighthouse Bermont is filling in for Big Nice in this one, soo this should be interesting with Wolverine behind the whistle.  Over/under on 'Come on Wolverine' despite this not being his 'game' is 3.5 ®C any takers?  As has been repeated numerous times around here, both these guys feel like this is the defacto championship game.  It's a rematch of last seasons, and both teams have already beaten Vance, so I can't say that I blame them for thinking that. 

     

    Game Time:  Freddy gets 4 quick points, Mazz draws a charge (!?!) and B Mul has two quick fouls. None of these things are good omens for PGB.  Where's the 5th Man of the Year??  Oh yea, on the bench since we're 2 minutes in.

    So much for the newly minted MVP taking few 3s, 0-4 but his team is up 12 ®C 6 after 6 thanks to some less than inspired play by PGB.  Wheres the heart fellas?

    We've already had 2 moments that, had it been Lighthouse's actual team, were very °∞Come on Wolverine!°± worthy...There's one!!!

    The CAC is alive, with the sound of Muuuusic....3s draining through the hoop for PGB that is. They decided to wake up and play some ball, taking a 16-14 lead with 9 left to go in the half. 

    Mr. Everything is dominating the boards, having ripped down 7 already, as many as°°PGB combined.  The Utility Man (Glen) answers the call and hits a 3 of his own as everyone is getting involved. 

    There is Mazz ®C 1 for 6 from downtown, but he's bulled his way to 16 points.  Keep Taking it STRONG young man!

    The FIRST 2 point field goal of the night for PGB comes with 5 minutes to go in the half. You read that right, it was all 3s, on the 'bad' rim no less, 6-12  and Roy is leading the way.  But seriously fellas, you're not gonna win if you can't get a few easy ones to fall.  You'll like the second half better, the rim is softer. It just has to be close then or it won't matter.  Stay in it!

    Layups Fellas!!!

    We've got Big Nice up  34-28 at the half.  Despite the fact that PGB only hit 3 of the field goals that only count for 2, annd the fact that no one has double figures, AND the fact that Mazz has gone off for 20, I'd say theyre in a good spot. 

    Wow, stat of the game so far, B Mul just got his first points after a steal/fast break combo.  Even though he''s handed out 5 assists, he's got to be more aggressive down the stretch, as Big Nice is up 43-36.  Check that, make it 43-42 as Dorey and Duncan hit a pair of 3s in about 5 seconds. 

    why is it always the late games that are going to go down to the wire?  We've got a 4 point game with 10 minutes left.  the Ragin' Bull has really put PGB on his back with 16 second half poitns so far, we're tied at 51 with 8 left and now it really is anyone's game.  Give it to the Bull and get the hell out of the China Shop!! Apparently someone isn't happy that theyy were left off the all CAC team and wanted to make a poitn tonight.

    Mazz ties the game at 60 (oh PGB had just taken the lead for the first time since the first half) and then draws a charge on Top Dog Duncan for his fourth foul...those are the plays an MVP makes!!

    Tied at 62 ®C Big Nice just ran off 40 seconds of the last minute and hold the ball with just :20 to go.  No OT !!! O'Cal hits both free throws after dorey 'fouls' him as he's running out the clock.  12 seconds left, down 2, who gets the ball and who's on the bench??

    A busted play forces PGB to foul, and Mazz can only convert 1 of 2 from the line.  I thought this guy was the MVP? Isn't he supposed to put the game out of reach? Apparently not, PGB has the ball with 3 seconds left at half court, down only 3.

    The Ragin' Bull lines up a Bomb from over the half court line, but it's just a tad short, and Big Nice survives to play in the A2 finals for the 514th season in a row. 

     

    Post Game:  I'd have expected nothing less from this game, and we might as well just hand the A2 championship award to the Big Nice now, hadn't we? I mean, it's a mere formality that they have to play Vance next week in the Finals.  I'm sure Mazz has found that pair of shorts that he left my heart from the last time we met in a Championship Game.

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    Vance Refrigeration 55  Big Nice 67

    Vance Refrigeration
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Kneeland202110000NA 00NA
    Collin Vataha1352230000NA 00NA
    Collin Vataha1352230000NA 00NA
    Jason Tibbetts18330110400% 00NA
    Paul Krezanoski65021002150% 00NA
    Tim Deihl1490010011100% 00NA
    Tom Biggins010000000NA 00NA

    Big Nice
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Derek Gallagher162320206467% 00NA
    Ed Finn1302100044100% 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach27002103267% 00NA
    Jon Mazzone268103006467% 00NA
    Sean O'Callaghan64134006117% 00NA

Standings A2 Fall 2008 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Pau Gasol's Beard7-30.700W4073.9269.83
2Vance Refrigeration7-30.700L3074.7568.42
3Big Nice6-30.667L1164.6758.33
4Genzyme5-50.500L1273.7368.82
5Generation Kill4-60.400L4357.4562.73
6Sullivan's Tap4-60.400L3362.6767.67
7Big Paul's Baby Arm3-60.333W1478.2088.70
8Count It2-60.250L3526.7530.75
Points Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
29.80
2Terry Henderson
Genzyme
27.50
3Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul's Baby Arm
25.00
4Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
22.80
5Michael Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
22.18
6Bryan Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
21.90
7Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
21.18

Player Rater
1Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul's Baby Arm
69.3510
2Terry Henderson
Genzyme
62.0510
3Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
58.2010
4Ryan Cokely
Generation Kill
56.3010
5Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
49.1010
6Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
47.8211
7Bryan Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
45.3510
8Paul Krezanoski
Vance Refrigeration
44.9612
9Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol's Beard
44.569
10Jason Tibbetts
Vance Refrigeration
44.3611

Rebounds Per Game
1Terry Henderson
Genzyme
14.90
2Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul's Baby Arm
14.30
3Erik Brown
Big Paul's Baby Arm
12.75
4Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
11.80
5Chris Collins
Generation Kill
11.78
6Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol's Beard
10.89
7Chris Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
10.60

3s Per Game
1Lu McPaherson
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Chris Collins
Generation Kill
0.00nan%
1Glenn Moody
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Ryan Cokely
Generation Kill
0.00nan%
1Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Paul Krezanoski
Vance Refrigeration
0.00nan%
1Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul's Baby Arm
0.00nan%
1Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Mike Gerrity
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Terry Henderson
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Adam Kneeland
Vance Refrigeration
0.00nan%
1Ed Finn
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Bryan Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
0.00nan%
1Mike Petitfrere
Generation Kill
0.00nan%
1Tom Kahana
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Ryan Cokely
Generation Kill
7.00
2Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul's Baby Arm
4.70
3Sean O'Callaghan
Big Nice
4.40
4Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
3.82
5Paul Krezanoski
Vance Refrigeration
3.25
6Tom Kahana
Pau Gasol's Beard
3.20
7Glenn Moody
Pau Gasol's Beard
3.18