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In local sports news, the 716ers Elite semi pro AAU teams held a Lights Out Buffalo Tournament this past weekend. We thank you to thank everyone who supported the tourney and the players who played. Here are a few players who played in this tournament, Brandon Laury, Jesse Snow, Ra’ed Swift, Dan Tyson, Edwin Williams, Brian Greenwood, Marco Falzone, Shamere Farrow, Anthony Brown, and Peyton Metzger. This 716ers team will travel to Cleveland this week as they look to bring a championship back to Buffalo. Stay Tuned for more details on 716ers AAU Basketball.
The NBA is heating up like an NBA Jam basketball as the playoffs have arrived. There is a lot of hype going into this years playoff scene due to the competition arguably being at a very high level for the first time in a copious amount of years. Here are the results of Game 1’s played this weekend. In the East, the Pacers beat the Cavs 98-80 even with Lebron James getting his 20th career playoff triple double. The Celtics push by the Bucks in double OT 113-107. The Raptors roar to a 114-106 victory over the Wizards. The 76ers trusted the process and destroyed the Heat 130-103. In the West, the Warriors fight to a 113-92 over the Spurs. The Thunder sound off as the Jazz had to take note of a 116- 108 OKC victory. The Rockets were too much for the T-Wolves as Harden scores 44 in a 104-101 thriller.
The Upset Alert was upon us when the Pelicans went to Portland and pulled out a 97-95 road victory. Who will win these first round playoff matchups? Boxing As the first punches were thrown in the NBA playoffs, the gloves were on this week as Ryota Murata defended his title against Emanuele Blandamara and its was lights out for sure as Murata retains his secondary middleweight title with his 11th career knockout. Murata is now 14-1 overall.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up and Gennady Golovkin still doesn’t have a fight scheduled as Gary O’Sullivan declined to take the fight with GGG. The original GGG vs Alvarez II fight was cancelled due to two positive tests for a banned substance by Alvarez. Who will GGG fight next? On our next segment of Rise Up Right we will highlight the MLB season that just started last week and the Stanley Cup playoffs in which the Vegas Golden Knights an expansion team holds a 3-0 series lead on the LA Kings. We also will discuss on NFL offseason moves.
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