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    MMWAB Shoot The Lights Out Use Second Half Surge to Capture BDE Crown DILWORTH FINALS MVP
    Something to Prove 65 Mad Man with a Box 84

    Going into the much-anticipated BDraft East Finals, I had no idea who was going to win.  Something to Prove had not lost once.  Mad Man With a Box had suffered some bad losses earlier in the season, but they had been red hot down the stretch and in the first two rounds.


    Mad Man’s hot streak continued, and in the end Something to Prove was dealt their first loss of the season at the worst possible time.  


    This game was exactly what I thought it was going to be – a tightly contested battle that saw multiple lead changes and featured great play from the best players in the league.


    The first half was pretty tense, despite having zero fans in attendance.  There were clock malfunctions (which, for the purposes of this writeup, were totally Mazzeo’s fault), a lot of fouls that were called, a lot of fouls that weren’t called, and a lot of whining by Hopp and Tibbs.  


    Ribs looked great, and hit on a gorgeous up and under to put MMWAB up 8-5 early.  He didn’t command the ball a whole lot, but scored almost every time he caught it.  


    In the first half, Tyrik carried the bulk of the scoring load for STP.  Tyrik had been nearly unstoppable down low all season long, but with a respectable defender (Tibbetts) on him, he had to settle for jump shots.  


    No problem – he was 8-10 on shots that were further than 5 feet away.  When he’s shooting the ball like that, there’s not much you can do.  He finished with 32 points and 8 boards.  It was arguably his best offensive performance on the season.


    Guscott contributed a great deal as well, grabbing a couple of key steals and a number of grown-man rebounds in traffic.  He also converted his only three point attempt of the night, at a time when his team really needed it.  MMWAB was pulling away early but Drew drilled a three to bring STP back to within one point.


    The lead switched 6 times in the first half, and Eric Sustache gave STP the lead at the half with one of his patented moves – he stole a sloppy inbounds pass and converted the layup to put his team up 41-40 at the break.  Sustache finished with a solid 12 point-10 rebound-5 assist stat line.


    Daryl Albert had been their leading scorer all season long, hitting threes from miles away.  Last night just wasn’t his best night.  He was by no means bad, but a lot of the threes he normally nails didn’t go down for him.  In the semi finals, I found out the hard way that he can put the ball on the deck and be equally effective.  But again, he didn’t get some of the layups to fall and he didn’t get some of the calls he got last week.  He fought hard, though, and had a great season.


    Spencer Curry- 5 for 5 from downtown.  Not surprising.  I don’t know how you let this guy get open for even a second.  He shouldn’t be a secret at this point.


    Slick Johnson was fouling people.  He was yelling at Kap.  But he was also converting a BIG TIME and-1 in the first half and a sweet lefty layup in the second.  I caught up with him after the game and he told me “This is the first time I’ve won anything in my life.”  It was just adorable.  Congrats buddy!


    Christian Hopp was good – again.  After a lackluster first half of the year, he came on strong in recent weeks and hit a ton of key baskets.  None bigger than the three-point DAGGER as he caught the pass on the right wing, jumped and drifted right, and let the shot go.


    Bang.  


    Game over.


    Well, not really, but pretty much – this basket put MMWAB up by 14 and there were only 5 minutes left.  STP is not built to put up points in a hurry, and they weren’t able to recover.


    Dilworth was the MVP though.  He hit some impossible looking shots, many of which while absorbing fouls (most of which were called, others Kap couldn’t see).  He grabbed rebounds, played tough D on Sustache, and made all the shots his team needed to pull away in the second half.  


    I can’t wait until Dilworth gets drafted in the top three and has to play with a team that’s not totally comprised of first round talent next season.  He’s due for a season like that, and he admitted as such on East Mode last week.


    MMWAB gets the win, the title, the glory, and the groupies.  


    Dilworth is the MVP.


    Tyrik- MVP for the losing team


    Unsung hero (but not really unsung if you’ve been paying attention) – Curry


    Thanks for a great season everyone!

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    Something to Prove 65  Mad Man with a Box 84

    MMWAB Shoot The Lights Out, Use Second Half Surge to Capture BDE Crown – DILWORTH FINALS MVP

    Going into the much-anticipated BDraft East Finals, I had no idea who was going to win.  Something to Prove had not lost once.  Mad Man With a Box had suffered some bad losses earlier in the season, but they had been red hot down the stretch and in the first two rounds.


    Mad Man’s hot streak continued, and in the end Something to Prove was dealt their first loss of the season at the worst possible time.  


    This game was exactly what I thought it was going to be – a tightly contested battle that saw multiple lead changes and featured great play from the best players in the league.


    The first half was pretty tense, despite having zero fans in attendance.  There were clock malfunctions (which, for the purposes of this writeup, were totally Mazzeo’s fault), a lot of fouls that were called, a lot of fouls that weren’t called, and a lot of whining by Hopp and Tibbs.  


    Ribs looked great, and hit on a gorgeous up and under to put MMWAB up 8-5 early.  He didn’t command the ball a whole lot, but scored almost every time he caught it.  


    In the first half, Tyrik carried the bulk of the scoring load for STP.  Tyrik had been nearly unstoppable down low all season long, but with a respectable defender (Tibbetts) on him, he had to settle for jump shots.  


    No problem – he was 8-10 on shots that were further than 5 feet away.  When he’s shooting the ball like that, there’s not much you can do.  He finished with 32 points and 8 boards.  It was arguably his best offensive performance on the season.


    Guscott contributed a great deal as well, grabbing a couple of key steals and a number of grown-man rebounds in traffic.  He also converted his only three point attempt of the night, at a time when his team really needed it.  MMWAB was pulling away early but Drew drilled a three to bring STP back to within one point.


    The lead switched 6 times in the first half, and Eric Sustache gave STP the lead at the half with one of his patented moves – he stole a sloppy inbounds pass and converted the layup to put his team up 41-40 at the break.  Sustache finished with a solid 12 point-10 rebound-5 assist stat line.


    Daryl Albert had been their leading scorer all season long, hitting threes from miles away.  Last night just wasn’t his best night.  He was by no means bad, but a lot of the threes he normally nails didn’t go down for him.  In the semi finals, I found out the hard way that he can put the ball on the deck and be equally effective.  But again, he didn’t get some of the layups to fall and he didn’t get some of the calls he got last week.  He fought hard, though, and had a great season.


    Spencer Curry- 5 for 5 from downtown.  Not surprising.  I don’t know how you let this guy get open for even a second.  He shouldn’t be a secret at this point.


    Slick Johnson was fouling people.  He was yelling at Kap.  But he was also converting a BIG TIME and-1 in the first half and a sweet lefty layup in the second.  I caught up with him after the game and he told me “This is the first time I’ve won anything in my life.”  It was just adorable.  Congrats buddy!


    Christian Hopp was good – again.  After a lackluster first half of the year, he came on strong in recent weeks and hit a ton of key baskets.  None bigger than the three-point DAGGER as he caught the pass on the right wing, jumped and drifted right, and let the shot go.


    Bang.  


    Game over.


    Well, not really, but pretty much – this basket put MMWAB up by 14 and there were only 5 minutes left.  STP is not built to put up points in a hurry, and they weren’t able to recover.


    Dilworth was the MVP though.  He hit some impossible looking shots, many of which while absorbing fouls (most of which were called, others Kap couldn’t see).  He grabbed rebounds, played tough D on Sustache, and made all the shots his team needed to pull away in the second half.  


    I can’t wait until Dilworth gets drafted in the top three and has to play with a team that’s not totally comprised of first round talent next season.  He’s due for a season like that, and he admitted as such on East Mode last week.


    MMWAB gets the win, the title, the glory, and the groupies.  


    Dilworth is the MVP.


    Tyrik- MVP for the losing team


    Unsung hero (but not really unsung if you’ve been paying attention) – Curry


    Thanks for a great season everyone!

    Something to Prove
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alfredo Guevara000000000NA 00NA
    Andrew Guscott341010000NA 11100%
    Daryl Albert1621110010550% 11327%
    Eric Sustache1255510000NA 100%
    Tyrik Wilson324422004375% 11100%

    Mad Man with a Box
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christian Hopp232232004375% 5240%
    Erik Johnson4210000100% 00NA
    Jason Tibbetts146231303267% 100%
    Joe Dilworth2411001105480% 100%
    Spencer Curry2130220000NA 55100%

Standings B Draft East F14 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Something to Prove9-01.000W9065.0057.56
STEAL Team 66-30.667L2374.8965.67
Orellana Del Rey6-30.667W2367.1163.67
Mad Man with a Box6-30.667W3375.8968.67
Cougar Hunters4-50.444W4558.6766.89
#SWAGGYSEASON4-50.444L2571.8973.11
Short Circuit4-50.444W1572.4468.89
Big Kahuna Burger2-70.222L5763.1175.78
Kung Fu Pandas2-70.222L4769.8973.33
Pass the Rock to Lamar2-70.222L1755.2260.56
Points Per Game
1David Baxter
Kung Fu Pandas
31.67
2Xavier Holland
#SWAGGYSEASON
29.09
3Guy Schoonmaker
Short Circuit
27.80
4David Bradshaw
STEAL Team 6
25.18
5Joe Dilworth
Mad Man with a Box
23.25
6Daryl Albert
Something to Prove
22.83
7Tyrik Wilson
Something to Prove
21.33

Player Rater
1Xavier Holland
#SWAGGYSEASON
85.6411
2David Baxter
Kung Fu Pandas
78.789
3Guy Schoonmaker
Short Circuit
78.3510
4Brett Royer
Orellana Del Rey
64.179
5Ryan Ondrejko
Cougar Hunters
62.006
6Josh Blackborow
Cougar Hunters
57.729
7David Bradshaw
STEAL Team 6
57.5011
8Scott Hammond
Big Kahuna Burger
57.289
9Eric Sustache
Something to Prove
56.0413
10Tyrik Wilson
Something to Prove
55.8812

Rebounds Per Game
1Xavier Holland
#SWAGGYSEASON
21.64
2Brett Royer
Orellana Del Rey
18.78
3Guy Schoonmaker
Short Circuit
18.70
4David Baxter
Kung Fu Pandas
17.56
5Tyrik Wilson
Something to Prove
14.58
6Scott Hammond
Big Kahuna Burger
14.33
7Jim Proctor
Cougar Hunters
14.00

3s Per Game
1Daryl Albert
Something to Prove
4.1732%
2Chris Parker
Big Kahuna Burger
3.5038%
3Greg Kerkorian
Pass the Rock to Lamar
3.2530%
4Xavier Holland
#SWAGGYSEASON
3.1824%
5Spencer Curry
Mad Man with a Box
2.9251%
6Matt Salvatore
Short Circuit
2.9034%
7Ryan Ondrejko
Cougar Hunters
2.5045%

Assists Per Game
1Kariuki Thande
Orellana Del Rey
6.40
2Ryan Ondrejko
Cougar Hunters
6.00
3Joel Francois
STEAL Team 6
5.50
4Mike Rousselle
Cougar Hunters
4.90
5Josh Blackborow
Cougar Hunters
4.67
5Scott Hammond
Big Kahuna Burger
4.67
7Xavier Holland
#SWAGGYSEASON
4.64