1. Boston Celtics: The Celtics are beating the LeBrons 3-2 in the series with another game at home. LeBron and his elbow (which has a twitter) are really choking in the playoffs again. The Lakers and Magic are setting themselves up for a rematch in the Finals. The elbow, Cleveland, a poor supporting cast, all can be excuses for this implosion. Or, we can look at the Celtics, with its core of players aging, trying to give it one more go.
2. Dallas Braden (and his Grandma): The Oakland A's pitcher threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history, after talking a little trash to Alex Rodriguez. Then his Grandma joined it, telling A-Rod to "stick it". This is a fun story that we don't see much of in today's politically correct sports world. Sure, its been resolved, but wouldn't it be fun to have a little more rivalry between ball players and their Grandma's?
3. Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, beat up again with stitches near his eye, led Los Suns to a sweep of the rival Spurs and a trip to the Western Conference finals versus defending champs Los Angeles. The Suns, who held onto Stoudamire to make another run at a title. Grant Hill has played well, Goran Dragic had a career night in Game 3 and Richardson has improved his game. Robin Lopez could be back after the week off, and Nash will be 100%. Will they beat the Lakers, probably not. Can they? We'll see how many more wins they can pull off this season.