Praying good defense

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Recently, the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers battled it out in the NBA finals, and I was so in awe of the skill that I saw.

I watched because my husband changed the TV channel, asking with his cute little grin, “I know you don’t really want to watch this, but please tolerate it for me.” So I smiled back in agreement, since he’d watched “International House Hunters” with me, probably not his first choice!

One thing that’s so impressive is that so many of the shots basketball players make go into the basket—even though they’re expertly guarded. A lot of lesser players couldn’t even make the shot while unguarded, or might try to wait until the guard let up a little, but these guys shoot and score while the opposing team makes their very best efforts to keep them from winning.

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