The defending NBA Champion Miami Heat were in Cleveland Friday night, and the Heat weren't so hot. I did not get to see any of this game, because I was at the OSU hockey game, but I just saw a SportsCenter highlight of the game and it seems as if LeBron had several big dunks. He also had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Larry Houghes tossed in 16 points and Sasha Pavlovic had 15 points, a real good game for him. Ilgauskus and Gooden were rebounding machines, Z had 10 and Drew grabbed 13, as well as 10 points, making him the only Cavalier with a double-double. All of this added up to a 103-79 blowout win over Shaq, D-Wade and company. A very big win at home it was, and Cleveland is now 29-21 and 2 games shy of Detroit for both the division and conference lead.
On to hockey.
Tonight I played in the pep band for the OSU vs Northern Michigan hockey game. Now of all the schools in Michigan I'd say NMU is the one I have the least of a problem with. They play in Marquette, a town in the Upper Peninsula, which is the one part of that state up north that I like and would like to visit again. Also, I've been told that NMU's band director went to OSU. But none-the-less, their school has the word Michigan in it, so fuck 'em
Anyway, the game was one of the better ones I've seen. There were lots of penalties and big hits. OSU had a 1-0 lead after the 1st period. Then NMU took a 2-1 lead, but the Bucks tied it up at 2 all just before the 2nd intermission. The Buckeyes would score the only goalin the 3rd period and skate away with a 3-2 victory, making their current record 11-13-5 (not the best year for hockey at OSU). There was a good atmosphere in the Schott and I had a fun time.