Ibaka's Game 4 Performance Was A Fluke, According to Hoopdata.com

From Foxsports: “According to hoopdata.com, Ibaka was a bitter 25 percent this season on shots taken within 10-15 feet of the rim. In Game 4, he was 6 for 6. Perkins made 21 percent of his attempts from that range during the season, but made 2 of the 3 he unleashed Saturday night.”

 

In Celtics-Heat Series, Refs Favoring Heat So Far

I’ve been watching the Boston Celtics battle the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, and so far the referees seem to favor Miami. I’ve written about the obvious late non-call on Dwyane Wade when he slapped Rajon Rondo’s face during a layup in game two. That non-call lead to a fast-break and two extra points for the Heat. It’s a four point swing that decided that game.

 

Mitt Romney's Record as a Job Creator Was Awful When He Was Governor of Massachusetts

Here’s a quote from a Reuters article regarding Mitt Romney’s record as a job creator when he was Governor of Massachusetts:

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod noted in an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "Governor Romney offers himself as a job creator, a kind of economic oracle and he's saying the same exact thing as he said 10 years ago when he ran for governor of Massachusetts."

 

New Found Respect for Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka

I’ve always known Serge Ibaka as a shot blocker. He’s almost like a younger, smaller version of Ben Wallace without the rebounding. He plays the power forward and center positions for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In yesterday’s NBA Western Conference Finals game against the San Antonio Spurs, he was a perfect 11 for 11, scoring 26 points mostly from mid-range jumpers. I didn’t know he’s so accurate outside of the painted area. In the past games I’ve seen him play, he’s only good for put-backs.

 

Which Would You Rather Have - Low Gas Prices or Better Economy? Because You Can't Have Both

As expected, when the economy took a hit like yesterday when job growth was anemic and unemployment went up slightly, oil prices went down. It has nothing to do with supply and demand.

 

Lots of Bad News Today: Europe, Asia, Jobs ... All Bad

So much for TGIF: all economic reports today were either disappointing or just plain bad.

First, people in Spain are taking their money out of local banks and putting them overseas. It’s similar to what the Greeks did a couple weeks ago - or was it a month? Either way, it’s not good.

 

NBA Playoffs: Referees Decided Close Game Between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics

I was watching the wild rollercoaster of a second game between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics yesterday. The Celtics looks like they might steal one when they lead early by over ten points.

I just knew that the Heat would make a comeback, and they did. By late third quarter or early fourth quarter, they not only destroyed Boston’s lead, but they also went ahead by as much as seven or eight points.

The Celtics made a run of their own, caught up and sent the game to overtime.

 

Deceptive Ads on Seesmic App

Seesmic Android App

Seesmic, an app on Android that aggregates your activity from social networks, has started to play around with ads on their FREE app. I started seeing them at the top. I didn’t mind them at first because they gotta make money, and I understand that.

 

Google Docs Now Has A Research Sidebar

Google Docs: Research

While writing the Cannes article, I noticed that there was a Research bar on the right side of Google Docs. Right now, you can search the web, images, and quotes and filter the results by usage rights. The listings are neatly formatted according to the width of the sidebar.

That’s actually pretty handy. I started using it immediately. I was looking up the cast for Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” The four leads were listed in one of the results, so I just copy-and-pasted it into my document. When you click on one of the results on the sidebar, it opens into a new window.

 

At Cannes Covering the Film Festival

65th Cannes Film Festival

You had probably noticed that the site was down for a couple hours on Monday and hadn’t been updated until this morning. I was on my way to the airport for Cannes and, of course, the site had to go down. It’s not my fault though. There server crapped out because of hardware issues, and my site had to be moved to another one. That took about three hours. Well, actually, it only took about half an hour, but I didn’t know the site was down and out until two and half hours later.

 

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