By Tessa Jackson

Something crazy happened last week. I was having so much fun watching basketball at the St. Charles on Tuesday night, I forgot I write a sports column for the newspaper. Sorry, Carl! I guess NBA playoffs will do that to me. I absolutely love NBA playoff time, there are so many exciting moments and you never know what will happen – any team can win on any given day. Like you can think a bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves would be a sure thing, but you would be wrong. The Timberwolves could shock everyone and beat the No. 2 seeded Grizzlies by 13 (!), only to lose to the Grizzlies by 28 in Game two (why couldn’t I have bet on that game instead?) I watched an amazing game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics that came down to the last second – check out the rest of the series between those two if you want to see some exciting basketball. And this Tuesday it was a shootout between the number one team in the league, the Phoenix Suns and the No. 8 seeded New Orleans Pelicans. There were eight ties and 20 lead changes in that game, it seemed like neither team could miss. How many times can a person yell “Oh!” in 30 minutes? Let me tell you, it’s a lot. Unfortunately Suns guard, Devin Booker, injured his hamstring in the 3rd quarter. I can’t say that is the only reason the Pelicans ended up winning, because they were making all their shots, but it can’t have hurt. I really hope Booker ends up being ok, because the playoffs wouldn’t be as great without him. One way or the other, you will not catch me at the St. Charles or in this space next week because I will be Disneyland then!

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