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NBA Playoffs in full swing, Valor celebrates
Photo courtesy: HealthSource of Highlands Ranch East Facebook

By Brandon Rivera

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a statement in the Eastern Finals match-up with the Boston Celtics taking an early two-game lead over the Celtics with dominating wins in games one and two. The spotlight turned to Boston who needed a win to prevent Cleveland from sweeping them, and they answered just in time. Boston won game three in Cleveland, which Cavs fans believe only delays the inevitable. However, Celtic fans think this might be the spark the Celtics need heading into games four which will also be played in Cleveland. Lebron James of the Cavs has been the key to the Cavs’ success this post-season with dominating play, which doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

While the Cavs and the Celtics battled it out in the East, we now know who will be representing the West in the Championship series as the Golden State Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs Monday night in San Antonio. The Spurs beat the Houston Rockets in six games in the weeks leading up to their matchup with the Warriors but didn’t have enough to muster a single win against Golden State. Now the pressure is on Cleveland to wrap up their series with Boston in an effort to give their bigs some rest before the Championship series gets underway. The Celtics definitely have their work cut out for them and as of this writing both are getting set for game four of the series.

In other sports the Colorado Rockies aren’t showing any signs of slowing as they continue to dominate and sit alone atop the National League standings leading the League by a game and a half. Colorado however, continues to garner little respect from critics as the Rockies sit at around number 6 in the Power Rankings despite having the second best record in baseball. Although Power Rankings mean little to most it does show how little, teams are respected despite the success they’ve had on the field. The Rockies begin an 11-game road trip last Tuesday and the Rockies have had success keeping more checks in the W column at 4 – 2 thus far. The Rockies will close out their 11-game road trip this week in Philadelphia to face the Phillies in a four-games series. The Rockies, then return home this Friday, for five games with both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Seattle Mariners.

In local sports, this Wednesday, Mountain Vista and Arapahoe will face off again for the Class 5A State Girls Soccer Championship at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 7:30 p.m. Both schools have history in the state playoffs, which should make for an exciting game. While the state patiently awaits the big game for girls soccer this week the Valor Christian Boys Lacrosse team took home their second consecutive title with a 20-12 win over Lafayette’s, Alexander Dawson School.





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