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Gal's Guide NBA Playoffs

Gal's Guide NBA Playoffs

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Tina Cervasio's a Gal's Guide to the NBA Playoffs
Tina Cervasio's a Gal's Guide to the NBA Playoffs

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Welcome to a “Gal’s Guide to the NBA Playoffs” at
 
First of all, who is this chick?
Tina Cervasio
is the Emmy Nominated New York KnicksReporter on the MSG Network. In her year-round roll, Tina can be found reporting from the sidelines, doingpre-game interviews with the Head Coach and players, capturing players from the winning teams on the courtfor a walk-off interview after the game, going one-on-one with players in the post-game locker room,producing in-depth features for the pre-game show, and contributing to NBA draft and NBA Summer Leaguecoverage. She is also the host and reporter for the New York Red Bulls telecasts, as well as other programmingon the nation’s longest running sports regional network based out of Madison Square Garden.Tina joinedMSG in 2008 as an anchor on the daily sports and entertainment news show “MSG,NY”, and over the last twoyears she has also hosted the weekly show "Fans' Most Wanted: Knicks", which takes an in-depth look atclassic Knicks games, memorable players and the intense rivalries.Prior to joining MSG, Cervasio was the Field Reporter for the Boston Red Sox, on the New England SportsNetwork (NESN), where she reported live from the field in-game and for both the pre and post-game showsfrom 2006 to 2008. Away from the ballpark she produced feature packages and exclusive interviews withplayers. Over this period, Tina was nominated for multiple sports Emmys in the Boston/New Englandchapter.Before her time with NESN, Cervasio was a sports anchor and reporter on WCBS-TV (Ch. 2 New York), andappeared on national programs as a reporter or anchor on NBC Sports, NFL Sunday Ticket and Animal Planet.Cervasio has a strong background in radio, including work for the Olympic Games on Westwood One Radio.At the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, Cervasio served as the play-by-play announcer for Women'sHockey, as well as an Update Anchor. At the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece, Cervasio served as theplay-by-play voice of men's and women's Gymnastics and contributed as a studio analyst for otherprogramming. Additional radio experience for Cervasio include NFL sideline reporting on Sports USA Radio,20/20 update anchor on WFAN Sports Radio New York, sports anchor on "Imus in the Morning" on MSNBCand WFAN, and traffic and news anchor for the Shadow Broadcasting Networks.
Now let’s talk hoops…
 
1.
 
What’s the NBA?2.
 
Who are the New York Knicks?3.
 
Who were the best teams EVER?4.
 
Who are the best players ever?5.
 
Who are the best players now?6.
 
How do you play the game?a.
 
NBA Court dimensions … (awesome for sports trivia)b.
 
Moving
Forward
, let’s get to the
Point
and
Center
in on positions …c.
 
Top of the Key
Definitions
to throw around at sports bars or the gym…d.
 
X’s and O’s of the most important rules…7.
 
How does the season work?8.
 
What the heck is going on in the playoffs?a.
 
Eastern Conference Championshipi.
 
Boston Celticsii.
 
Orlando Magicb.
 
Western Conference Championshipi.
 
Los Angeles Lakersii.
 
Phoenix Suns9.
 
Will the Knicks ever make it back to the playoffs?a.
 
Introducing… one of the men who will help take them there:
Knicks Assistant Coach Phil Weber 
THE NBA SEASON DOESN’T END WITH THE FINALS1.
 
What is all this talk about free agency?2.
 
Who the heck are these free agents that are causing all this fuss?3.
 
Who’s on the Knicks now?4.
 
Who were the best Knicks?5.
 
How can I keep up, and keep talkin’ hoops?
 
1.
 
 What’s the NBA?The National Basketball Association ….
It’s a
men's professionalbasketballleague inNorth Americamade up of thirty 30 teams or franchises.The league was originally founded inNew York Cityon June 6, 1946 as the 
 (
BAA
). THEN the league adopted the name National Basketball Association in 1949 after mergingwith the rival 
 (
NBL
).GO BACK …
Canadian
Dr. James Naismith created the game of basketball … wanted a non-violent game thatcould be played inside. His simple rules created the concept of the game:****A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket (peach basket) andstays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal.FIRST GAME: Played in Toronto, Canada on Nov. 1, 1946.Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens … 7,090 people attendedThe Knicks won, 68-66, BUT That game was from a different era. Low-scoring, players did not double-pumpor slam-dunk, there was NOT a 24-second clock; teams had unlimited time to shoot. Coaches hated whenplayers took a jump shot and let their feet leave the floor.TODAY: the NBA has 2 Conferences, split up into 3 Divisions:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISIONBoston CelticsNew Jersey NetsNew York KnicksPhiladelphia 76ersToronto RaptorsCENTRAL DIVISIONChicago BullsCleveland CavaliersDetroit PistonsIndiana PacersMilwaukee BucksSOUTHEAST DIVISIONAtlanta HawksCharlotte BobcatsMiami HeatOrlando MagicWashington Wizards
 WESTERN CONFERE NCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONDallas MavericksHouston RocketsMemphis GrizzliesNew Orleans HornetsSan Antonio SpursNORTHWEST DIVISIONDenver NuggetsMinnesota TimberwolvesPortland Trail BlazersOklahoma City ThunderUtah JazzPACIFIC DIVISIONGolden State WarriorsLos Angeles ClippersLos Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings

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