Could we see an elusive tourney title for Ms. K this
weekend at the bottom-tier Cloister Cup? If nothing else, you have to see her new look -- Page 2 has the photo. (See "Q It Up," right)
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
Whatever new Mavericks consultant Paul Silas
did, keep doing it: He shows up and all of a sudden
the Mavs blow out the Kings. Dallas' 83 points
in the first half (NBA record) was ridiculous, and the
Kings were either looking way too far ahead or thought
Mavs-style defense was worth a try.
Fearless Nick Van Exel (36 pts in 30 min) is the Mavs'
answer to Sacto's Bobby Jackson (who suffered a
fractured cheekbone), but here is the series' new big question: What's up with C-Webb's knee, injured
last night. Between the two injuries, the formerly
super-deep Kings have lost some weight, troubling enough to make a
once "lock" of a series up for grabs.
Wild Do It Again
Thanks to the ultra-clutch Wild finishing off the Canucks for
their second straight rally from a 3-1 series deficit, the West finals (No. 6 Minny vs.
No. 7 Anaheim) is among the most unique "dog vs. dog"
matchups in recent history in any
sport, making the series far more compelling than if
it was same-old, same-old, like Detroit vs.
Pistons OT Win
No Chauncey Billups, no problem:
Emergency starter Chucky Atkins (23 pts) caught
whatever scoring bug Billups had, but the big story is
Gervin-esque Pistons rookie Tayshaun Prince, who has a
clothes-rack body, but close-out skills (20 pts, 7 in OT).
Difference between San Antonio and
L.A.: In S.A., fans distract
||"MASSAPEQUA BASEBALL: SCORING WITH SINGLES!" EDITION
|THE SET-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEKEND|
1 Spurs at Lakers: For champs, this is the last stand|
2 Ducks at Wild: There can be no loser when 2 'dogs play
3 Viagra This: Raffy Palmeiro goes for HR No. 500
|THE SIT-DOWN: RETIRE THESE CONVERSATION TOPICS|
1 H.S. jocks like strippers, drinking: Stop the presses|
2 1B Mike Piazza: Shoddy way Mets handled still an issue
3 Dog pageants: Forget canines; need "Ugly Millionaire"
shooters with a Carmen Electra poster; in L.A., she's available in person.
One Last MJ Scenario
If humiliated MJ and aggravated Wizards
part-owner Ted Leonsis really want to stick it to Abe
Pollin, Leonsis should go ahead and sell MJ back his
stake in the team, as originally planned. Then, they
just wait out the old man, as Leonsis has to anyway.
BCS' Fifth Wheel
Super-secret BCS cabal considering adding
fifth BCS bowl -- not as a title game, but to
increase exposure for those non-BCS teams always
whining in December. Won't work: BCS is about money;
extra bowl would just draft the biggest draw, not
In laying down a one-year postseason ban and a
couple more of probation, the NCAA infractions czar
called the Fab Five era "a sham." The wins? Maybe. The
fashion contribution? Never.
There has not been a more compelling candy-TV
plotline than when Dylan and Kelli got together behind
Brenda's back that one fateful summer. Damn, I wish I
was your lover, indeed ...
||Mike Price (one last time):
Released statement yesterday about allegations: "I have only my reputation left." Yeah, you keep believing that ...
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|P2: Anna's New Look!|
|MLB: Stark's Rumblings|
|"Mother's Day" Edition|
|Send a card|
|Thank moms for Mavs, Kings|
|Canucks players need their mommies|
|How will Boston fans react to Kidd?|
|Those hot moms|
|One day, Anna K will be one|
|As for fathers ...|
|"Daddy Day Care"? Dud|
"Put this one on me": AI kicking himself for missing
game-clinching free throws for Sixers near end of
Boston hostile-tality: Tune C's-Nets
just to see Fleet reception for Beantown-blasting
Byron Scott ...
Aaron Boone's 3 HR yesterday confirms that NL Central is wildest ride in
baseball right now ...
How does Crazy Ron Artest not make the NBA's
All-Defense first team? ...
NHL East pick: Sens in 7 ...
Happy Mother's Day to all moms ...