Carmelo Anthony got his groove back but Miami‘s big three was just too much for the New York Knicks. The Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their series against the Knicks winning 104-94 despite Anthony’s 30-point effort. Game 3 of the high intensity series shifts back to Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday with more bad news for the Knicks. Following the game, power forward Amare Stoudemire injured his hand after hitting a fire extinguisher.
According to a report on ESPN paramedics were called to the Knicks locker room to treat Stoudemire for a cut to his hand. The injury required the hulking forward to receive stitches to his hand and soon after a hooded Stoudemire exited the Miami arena draped by a sling on his left arm.
In more NBA Playoffs action, Forward Danny Granger led the Indiana Pacers to a 78-93 win against the Orlando Magic splitting wins on their home court.
The MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs sees Jay-Z’s #2 seeded Roc Nation crew continue to lead A$AP Mob in the Swagged Out Division. Rapper and mogul 50 Cent’s #6 seed G-Unit moved ahead of Wiz Khalifa and his #3 seed Taylor Gang for the first time with 50% of the votes.
The squad here at RapFix are looking forward to watching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the biggest stars lead their respective teams to victory. It’s the same way we look forward to rap’s biggest stars lead their teams to hip-hop dominance. So while the NBA sets forth to determine who the best ball team of the year is, RapFix is on a mission to find out who the best team in rap in our MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs!
We examined the past year in hip-hop and identified the game’s 16 most dominant crews. Then we split them up into our either our Swagged-Out Conference or Baller Conference and created match-ups where you the fan can determine the winner based on your, votes.
A championship team is only as good as its weakest link, so we analyzed talent, sales success and overall influence to determine our 16 rap teams and come up with the proper seeding.
It’s not up to us, it’s up to you guys. Fans get to vote in order to determine who hip-hop’s ultimate crew of 2012 will be?
Orlando Magic Win Over Pacers, Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Leads G-Unit In Hip-Hop Playoffs
Be sure to check back with our RapFix blog daily as we update you on both the progress of your favorite rap crews and your favorite NBA teams. Game On!
Voting is open now! Be sure to use the hashtag #hiphopplayoffs
SWAGGED OUT CONFERENCE
Maybach Music Group vs. D-Block
Roc Nation Vs. A$AP Mob
Taylor Gang vs. G-Unit
Grand Hustle vs. Bad Boy