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    Former Golden State Warrior Baron Davis has high praise for four-time NBA champion Steph Curry, listing him among the five best players of all time. Baron Davis only spent part of four seasons with the Golden State Warriors from 2004-2008. Davis made six total stops in his two-time All Star 13-year career starting with Charlotte in 1999 as the third overall pick. Davis played 246 games in Hornet-teal — the most he played with any one club. But Golden State is where Davis calls home. Emphatically. He was celebrating as such when the Warriors won the 2022 NBA championship. “I always say when the Warriors win, I win,” Davis told FanSided. “I’m a part of the organization and the legacy.  I’m a Warrior at heart, Warriors at heart.”Baron Davis and Steph Curry are among the most beloved Warriors of all timeNot surprisingly being a self proclaimed “Warrior at heart”, Davis has high praise for NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry who is being talked about differently after winning his fourth championship. Curry defied the odds, doubters, defectors (Kevin Durant) and injuries...
    There is no definitive No. 27 on the Miami Heat draft board at FTX Arena. Oh, there are players the team would like to see at their No. 27 spot, with some currently ranked higher by their projection, others possibly lower by others. But, mostly, No. 27 is a waiting game even for the league’s wisest guys. But that hasn’t stopped the forecasting. So who’s No. 27? Or, more to the point, who might be No. 27 if the Heat keep the pick in Thursday’s NBA draft at Barclays Center? Several projections offer intriguing case studies. So where some of the mock drafts have the Heat going, with our analysis on those prospects. Kennedy Chandler, guard, Tennessee (No. 27 currently in mock drafts by The Athletic, The Ringer, Stadium, NBADraftNet). At 5-11 1/2, an undersized point guard who makes up for a lack of size with his speed and explosiveness off the dribble. In his lone season at Tennessee, the 19-year-old averaged 13.8 points on .383 3-point shooting. He is a willing passer, with twice as many assists as turnovers....
    To Rafael Nadal the glory in a French Open quarter final whose quality defied the absurd conditions it was played under. Beginning in May, finishing in June, their latest epic ended at 1.12am with temperatures in the mid-fifties, and the Spaniard prevailing over Novak Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 in four hours and 12 minutes. All that was missing from this drama was an earlier start time than 9pm and a large supply of patio heaters. It is now Nadal with the opportunity to consolidate his lead (currently 21-20) in the great race to see who can win the most Grand Slams. Their 59th meeting was never anything less than absorbing for the faithful who stayed on to watch, Nadal showed greater composure in the clinching tiebreak.  Profiting from his opponent's errant groundstrokes, he raced to a 6-1 lead and then held his nerve to drive a backhand winner when pegged back to 6-4. He will now meet third seed Alex Zverev, who had earlier just about managed to stop a comeback from the young pretender, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz. ...
    Here’s how it goes with great players. Everything stops when they shoot for the season. Everyone meets their greatest hopes and worst fears with the ball in the air. “I was thinking, ‘Oh, no,’ ’ the opposing coach said. “When it was in the air, I thought it was the great ending,’ the Miami Heat coach said This wasn’t about Jimmy Butler’s final 3-point attempt Sunday, the one that missed with 16.6 seconds left in Game 7 against Boston and the sports world debated its merit as the Heat season became its offseason with a 100-96 loss. This was about Dan Marino’s final pass in the 1994 playoff game in San Diego. This is about the Hall of Misses that Butler’s shot now is a part of, the silent room of what-ifs and what-happeneds in South Florida sports that’s as much of being a sports fan as the celebrated moments. “You live with these decisions,’ Marino said a deep pass missed, leaving a long field goal that missed to end that Dolphins season. “I’d take that shot again,’’ Butler said....
    The series started with Jimmy Butler staking claim to the foul line and the Miami Heat staking claim to the early lead in these Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. With Butler 17 of 18 on free throws in Game 1, the Heat set the tone. The pace was theirs, with ample time to then set their defense. By Game 2, the footing was more equal, only a late flurry of garbage-time free throws by Victor Oladipo somewhat evening the ledger in that Heat loss. Since then, since Butler has been limited by a balky knee? Game 3: Celtics 30 free throws, Heat 14. Game 4: Celtics 38, Heat 14. For his part, Butler took the high road in the wake of Monday night’s 102-82 Game 4 loss at TD Garden. “I think we just got to be more physical,” he said, with the Heat turning their attention to Wednesday’s 8:30 p.m. Game 5 at FTX Arena. “When you shoot a lot of jump shots, which we tended to do [Monday], it’s hard getting to the free-throw line. I...
    (CNN)Jimmy Butler poured in 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocked shots -- numbers never seen before in an NBA playoff game -- as he led the Miami Heat to a 118-107 comeback victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals."MVP Jimmy did his thing. He put us on his back," Heat guard Tyler Herro said after the game.Despite losing two of their starters -- Marcus Smart and Al Horford -- hours before the tip-off, the Celtics kicked off Game 1 strongly with a 7-0 run. In the first half, Boston led by as much as 13 and went into halftime 62-54 up with forward Jayson Tatum tying a career playoff-high in scoring for one half as he contributed 21 points. Then, the game turned on its head after halftime.Read MoreA minute into the third quarter with the Heat trailing the Celtics by a point, Gabe Vincent's three-point attempt bounced off the rim. Butler grabbed the offensive rebound and converted a layup, putting Miami ahead for just the second time in...
    The Heat have been here before, clock ticking, playoff fate in the balance, all eyes on the training room. This time it is Kyle Lowry and the hamstring strain that remains an issue 2 1/2 weeks after the fact, amid an Eastern Conference semifinal best-of-seven playoff series that is tied 2-2 heading into Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. Game 5 at FTX Arena. Previously it had been a knee for Tim Hardaway in 1999, a rib for Dwyane Wade in 2005, a knee for Hassan Whiteside in 2016. Each time, there was no recovering. Now a misstep by Lowry in an April 22 loss in Game 3 of the first round against the Atlanta Hawks has the Heat wobbled, coming off consecutive losses in Philadelphia, considerable doubt about whether footing can be regained. “I’ll put it this way,” Lowry said of his injury as Sunday turned to Monday, “you don’t want to play with it.” But he did these past two games, or at least tried, shooting a combined 3 of 14 in the losses. “I want to be out there,” he...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After taking a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Grizzlies, the Warriors were preparing for what Klay Thompson referred to as a “physical night in the office” in Game 2. “This will be the most physical game we’ll play all year under the circumstances, who we’re playing, on the road, they’re coming after us,” coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday after shootaround. And they were right. Tension from Game 1 clearly boiled over into Tuesday’s matchup, with the Grizzlies coming out swinging — literally. Less than three minutes into the Grizzlies’ intense 106-101 victory, Dillon Brooks wound up and hit Gary Payton II in the head as the starting guard went for a layup. The contact sent Payton crashing to the ground where he landed directly on his left (shooting) arm, and the Warriors were furious. “That wasn’t physical, that was dirty,” Kerr said during an in-game interview with TNT after the first quarter. Brooks was ultimately assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected in the same matter Draymond Green was ejected two days prior....
    The Chicago Bulls season ended with an air of inevitability Wednesday night as the team crumpled against the Milwaukee Bucks in a 116-100 Game 5 loss to close their best-of-seven first-round series. The Bulls’ chances went from unlikely to grim after starters Alex Caruso (concussion) and Zach LaVine (COVID-19) were ruled out of Game 5 early Wednesday. Bucks fans weren’t excited as they trickled into Fiserv Forum — they were expectant. Even Bulls coach Billy Donovan arrived in Milwaukee with dimmed positivity. “We’ll see what happens tonight,” Donovan said before the game. “Look, stranger things have happened.” The only unexpected part of the loss was DeMar DeRozan’s stat line. Without LaVine available to balance the scoring, the weight of the Bulls offense fell fully onto DeRozan’s shoulders. After his 41-point performance in their Game 2 victory, the Bulls knew what DeRozan is capable of under duress — but so did the Bucks, who spent the night throwing themselves in the All-Star forward’s way. DeRozan couldn’t cut through the swarm of Bucks defenders who surrounded him anytime he touched the ball....
    The Chicago Bulls season ended with an air of inevitability Wednesday night as the team crumpled against the Milwaukee Bucks in a 116-100 Game 5 loss to close their best-of-seven first-round series. The Bulls’ chances went from unlikely to grim after starters Alex Caruso (concussion) and Zach LaVine (COVID-19) were both ruled out of Game 5 early Wednesday. Bucks fans weren’t excited as they trickled into Fiserv Forum — they were expectant. Even Bulls coach Billy Donovan arrived in Milwaukee with dimmed positivity. “We’ll see what happens tonight,” Donovan said before the game. “Look, stranger things have happened.” The only unexpected part of the loss was DeMar DeRozan’s stat line. Without LaVine available to balance the scoring, the weight of the Bulls offense fell fully onto DeRozan’s shoulders. After his 41-point performance in their Game 2 victory, the Bulls knew what DeRozan is capable of under duress — but so did the Bucks, who spent the night throwing themselves in the All-Star forward’s way. DeRozan couldn’t cut through the swarm of Bucks defenders who surrounded him anytime he touched the...
    The Chicago Bulls returned to the United Center for their first playoff game in five years with home-court advantage and the momentum of a road win at their back. But they limped out of Game 3 with a 111-81 beatdown as the Milwaukee Bucks bounced back like a reigning NBA champion to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Bulls fans poured into the United Center with frenetic excitement, drowning out the team’s introduction videos. But that enthusiasm dulled in the first quarter of the blowout. By the time Patrick Williams threw away a turnover in the third quarter, scattered boos began to swell from the crowd. The 30-point drubbing was the second-worst loss in franchise history behind a 115-78 defeat to the Miami Heat in the 2013 Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bucks ripped off a 13-0 run in the second quarter to cement a 19-point halftime lead, then went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 29 points. DeMar DeRozan fell flat on the heels of a postseason-career-high 41-point performance in Game...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Jayson Tatum made it a point to call Wednesday night’s Game 2 win over the Nets a “humongous team effort,” and then rattled off everyone who hit the floor in the victory. Every Celtic that played had their fingerprints on the victory, giving Boston a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard all come up big late in the game, as the Celtics put the finishing touches on their comeback win. But that comeback never would have happened if Boston wasn’t able to stay afloat in the first quarter while Tatum and Brown struggled. Brooklyn took a 17-point lead in the second, but that lead could have easily been closer to 25 had someone not picked up the slack. That someone was Grant Williams. READ MORE: Trevor Story Batting Leadoff With Red Sox For First Time, One Day After Taking Fastball To HeadThe third-year forward played strong defense throughout the game, but it was his flurry of threes at the end of the first and start of the second that...
    In the fourth quarter of any game, the Chicago Bulls are always comfortable with a single-digit deficit and the ball in DeMar DeRozan’s hands. That has been a tried-and-true formula throughout DeRozan’s first season in Chicago. But DeRozan couldn’t deliver late-game heroics in Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. He didn’t make a fourth-quarter basket until 2:11 remained in the game, going 1-for-7 in the quarter, and he took only two free throws in the second half. And despite the Bulls erasing a 16-point first-half deficit, a fourth quarter devoid of DeRozan’s magic allowed the Bucks to escape with a 93-86 win. Neither team cracked 100 points in an ugly night of bludgeoning basketball as both teams struggled to make shots. The Bulls shot 32.3% from the field and went 7 for 37 from 3-point range, while the Bucks went 15 for 23 from the free-throw line. The early minutes looked dire for the Bulls. Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for a 9-0 opening burst, and the Bucks quickly climbed to...
    As the Miami Heat move closer to the playoffs, further clarity is coming into focus regarding rotation plans for the postseason. Tuesday night’s 144-115 victory over the Charlotte Hornets offered further hints, even as injuries factor into the equation. Among the moving parts: Victor Oladipo: After stepping up in the absences of Jimmy Butler and Gabe Vincent with a decisive 21-point performance off the bench in Sunday night’s 114-109 road victory over the Toronto Raptors, Oladipo was held out Tuesday. “It was just the way things were going,” said assistant Chris Quinn, who filled in for a second consecutive game, with coach Erik Spoelstra in NBA health-and-safety protocols. “Obviously, the other night Vic played incredible. You could see what he brings to our team. “And then [Tuesday] night, with Jimmy back and some other guys back, it was just a decision to do what we were kind of doing before that Toronto game.” Oladipo and Udonis Haslem were the lone Heat players held out Tuesday night due to “Coach’s Decision.” Duncan Robinson: Replaced in the starting lineup a week ago...
    The Chicago Bulls haven’t given up hope on Lonzo Ball yet, but the guard’s window for returning this season could be closing after another injury setback. After taking a 10-day break from running that began March 21, Ball attempted to return to sprinting and lateral drills Tuesday only to experience discomfort in his left knee again. Ball has been sidelined since undergoing meniscus surgery in January. The Bulls expected him to be return by the end of March, but his recovery has been impeded by a lingering deep bone bruise, which causes discomfort and pain whenever he attempts to move at full speed. “It’s obviously disappointing,” coach Billy Donovan said before Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center. “We were hoping that the time he had off could help him propel moving forward to do a little more. That certainly hasn’t been the case.” It will be impossible for Ball to return during the regular season — which concludes Sunday with a road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves — and even a return in the postseason...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Great Kansas Comeback, as it will forever be known in the history books, is about more than just one stifling, scintillating 20-minute stretch of Jayhawks basketball. The championship KU captured Monday night traced its roots back to 2020, when the Jayhawks were a team that looked very much on track for the program’s fourth national title. READ MORE: 3 People, Including New Sewickley Police Officer, Injured In Interstate 79 Head-On CrashInstead, it was KU’s come-from-behind 72-69 victory over North Carolina on Monday that brought that fourth championship banner back to Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks insisted they’d share it with the 2020 team, too. “It’s partially won for them,” said coach Bill Self, who has led Kansas to two of its four titles. “Because I always thought the 2020 team was better, more equipped to do well in the NCAA Tournament.” Led by Devon Dotson and first-round NBA pick Udoka Azubuike, that 2020 team was, in fact, a team built for a championship. It was headed for a top seeding and the odds-on favorite to win...
    No matter how many times his shots miss their target, Coby White says his plan is simple: Keep shooting. White’s 0-for-9 performance in Saturday’s loss to the Miami Heat hung heavy on the Chicago Bulls guard, whose shot has been off since mid-March. He went 2-for-24 from 3-point range in the last five games and scored in double digits only twice in the last eight games, shooting 29% from the field and 20% from 3-point range during that stretch. But even in a cold streak, White says the only way out is to keep shooting until the ball begins to fall again. “Only I can dig myself out of this,” he said. “I haven’t been shooting the ball well, but for me it’s just continuing to shoot. It doesn’t matter if I go 0-for-10, if I go 0-for-11. The bad thing would be if I stopped taking open shots. My teammates tell me to keep shooting.” White is a streaky shooter — even within a game. In a February game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, he didn’t make a single 3-pointer...
    The 50-point game achievement in the NBA is a difficult one to reach, yet some players have reached it multiple times. Who has reached the most 50-point games in NBA history? The NBA has many players dominant in scoring, but only a few have been able to reach 50 points in one game. Some players have reached this more than once. One player reached this achievement a record 118 times, the most in NBA history.Who has the most 50-point games in NBA history?The player with the most 50-point games in NBA history is Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain holds the record for scoring at least 50 points per game 118 times. Below him is Michael Jordan with 31 games. Chamberlain set the bar astonishingly high, and his record probably won’t be broken any time soon. Chamberlain is considered one of the best overall players in NBA history. He set multiple records, many of which included scoring. Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points per game during the 1961-62 season. Having one 50-point game throughout an entire career is a big accomplishment on it’s own, but...
    Zach LaVine wanted to do it all Thursday night in New Orleans, but even the Chicago Bulls guard has his limitations. LaVine has done it before, game after game, in his five seasons in Chicago. So when DeMar DeRozan was ruled out Thursday against the Pelicans with an adductor strain, it seemed inevitable that LaVine would try to fill the hole left by the Bulls’ leading scorer. LaVine sank a trio of 3-pointers in the opening quarter. By the end of the first half, he had scored 23 points. In the third quarter, he plucked a ball out of the hands of Jose Alvarado in the paint, then crushed a brutal dunk on the opposite end of the court to tie the score and notch his 16th 30-point game of the season. LaVine finished with a season-high 39 points. And he had help off the bench — Coby White scored 23 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range. It still wasn’t enough. After the teams traded the the lead 17 times, the Pelicans pulled ahead with a 12-0 run in...
    There were times this season when the Chicago Bulls looked strong and sharp enough to match the Milwaukee Bucks. Tuesday night was not one of them. The Bulls dropped their third game in as many meetings with the Bucks in a demoralizing 126-98 blowout, reigniting concerns over their postseason viability after the brief respite of Monday’s win over the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls are now 0-16 against the top three teams from each conference: the Miami Heat, Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers from the Eastern Conference and the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors from the Western Conference. Although Monday’s win stopped the bleeding momentarily, the Bulls have tumbled from the top spot in the East to fifth. And their grip on that position could slip with a loss Saturday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom they lead by one game. After Tuesday’s loss, coach Billy Donovan and DeMar DeRozan described the mood in the locker room with the same word: frustration. “At some point we’ve got to get tired of getting our butt kicked like this and flip that...
    There were times this season when the Chicago Bulls looked strong and sharp enough to match the Milwaukee Bucks. Tuesday night was not one of them. The Bulls dropped their third game in as many meetings with the Bucks in a demoralizing 126-98 blowout, reigniting concerns over their postseason viability after the brief respite of Monday’s win over the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls are now 0-16 against the top three teams from each conference: the Miami Heat, Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers from the Eastern Conference and the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors from the Western Conference. Although Monday’s win stopped the bleeding momentarily, the Bulls have tumbled from the top spot in the East to fifth. And their grip on that position could slip with a loss Saturday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom they lead by one game. After Tuesday’s loss, coach Billy Donovan and DeMar DeRozan described the mood in the locker room with the same word: frustration. “At some point we’ve got to get tired of getting our butt kicked like this and flip that...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors don’t typically collapse. In fact, they’d won 62 straight games in which they’d led by more than 20 points heading into Sunday’s game against the Mavericks. But that impressive streak had been wearing thin and unraveled in front of their home crowd. Dallas outscored them 34-13 in the fourth quarter with the Warriors in a field goal drought for nine minutes in that final frame. A 21-point lead withered away in their eventual 107-101 loss. It marked the first time the Warriors lost a regular season game in regulation after leading by more than 20 points for the first time since Nov. 14, 2007 against the Pistons. Frustration bubbled from players and coaches in the game’s immediate aftermath. “Everybody is pissed off,” Kevon Looney said. “There isn’t much that needs to be said.” Head coach Steve Kerr categorized the loss to a learning opportunity for the team’s young players who are thrust into more responsible roles without Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and, on Sunday, Klay Thompson. “NBA...
    PEP GUARDIOLA has denied Manchester City are the best team in the world, insisting that honour goes to Chelsea and River Plate. The Premier League champions moved 12 points clear at the top of the table on Wednesday night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Brentford. 2Guardiola looks set to secure a fourth Prem title in five seasonsCredit: Getty 2Goals from Mahrez and De Bruyne handed City another victoryCredit: EPA But Guardiola, who has already won three Prem titles since arriving in England in 2016, believes his side cannot yet consider themselves at the top of the pile. Speaking after the match, he said: "We are not the best team in the world. "The best team is Chelsea, who won the Champions League, or River Plate, who won in South America. "The important thing is we won the game and in three days we go to Norwich and have to win again. "This type of thing about who is the...
    Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Stephen Curry hits his first career game winning buzzer beater against the Houston Rockets. For some people, it doesn’t feel that long ago when Dell Curry carried Stephen and Dell around as toddlers. Naturally, both of Dell’s sons have been around the game for most of their lives. Father Curry himself was known as a three-point marksman during the 90s. A career 40.2% three-point shooter, Dell Curry was known to be a three-point specialist, something the NBA lacked at the time. It seemed as if he taught both of his sons to shoot before they even could really dribble. Long before Steph became what he is now with the Golden State Warriors, here is young Curry draining half court shots when the ball was practically bigger than his head. Play Young Stephen Curry Making Half Court Shots!Young Stephen Curry Making Half Court Shots with His Dad Before Being In The NBA! 警告:視頻禁止轉載!!! 警告:視頻禁止轉載!!! ——(All clips property of the NBA. No copyright infringement is intended. All videos are edited to follow the "Free Use" guideline of...
    Getty Former Eagles pass rusher Chris Long sports a dog mask following an Eagles win in the 2017 NFC Championship Game versus Minnesota. When Lane Johnson posted a photo of him wearing a dog mask, people thought he was sending a message. It said: The underdogs are back, baby! Hold that thought. Johnson laughed it off as just something “funny” he wanted to put out there. No one is comparing the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles to the 2017 championship team. The three-time Pro Bowl right tackle said a buddy sent him that picture and there was no bigger meaning behind it. In fact, Johnson said he doesn’t even know what happened to that original dog mask. He thinks it might be buried in his basement somewhere. “I don’t even know where the dog mask is, I gotta find it,” Johnson told reporters. “Not even really talking about it [being underdogs]. The big message is not becoming emotional with the game or where we’re at or anything really. It’s just one day at a time and that’s where we’re at.”...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikey Anderson, Viktor Arvidsson, and Anze Kopitar scored in a span of 1:23 of the third period and the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight, 6-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. “To come back and put those three goals together was powerful,” Kings’ coach Todd McLellan said. “It deflates the opposition quickly, and guys made good plays. Confident plays.” READ MORE: Plow Crews And Residents Brace For Winter Weather System In PittsburghDustin Brown had a goal and an assist to reach 700 career points, Sean Durzi had a goal and two assists, and the Kings went 5-2-0 on their seven-game homestand. Jonathan Quick made 27 saves. Kris Letang and Radim Zohorna scored for the Penguins, who have lost two of three following a 10-game winning streak. Tristan Jarry allowed six goals on 45 shots. “We came out a little flat. They had more juice and had a much better start than us, and we just weren’t able to find our game,” Penguins center Teddy Blueger said. Shortly after the Penguins tied it at...
    For the third straight game, a 2-point conversion attempt loomed large for the Ravens. And for the third straight game, it backfired. With the Ravens trailing the Green Bay Packers 31-30 on Sunday after backup quarterback Tyler Huntley scrambled 8 yards for a touchdown with 42 seconds left, coach John Harbaugh decided to go for the 2-point conversion to take the lead instead of potentially tying the game with an extra point. Huntley took the shotgun snap and rolled to the right, but his pass to tight end Mark Andrews was broken up, solidifying the Ravens’ third straight loss. The Ravens’ failed 2-point try brought immediate flashbacks to last week’s 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns and a 20-19 defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. After the Ravens scored to cut the deficit to 24-15 against the Browns, they elected to go for two instead of kicking the extra point. Harbaugh’s decision became a costly one, as they needed a touchdown and a field goal to take the lead. Despite recovering their first successful onside...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Casey DeSmith stopped all 33 shots he faced, and Brock McGinn gave the Pittsburgh Penguins the only goal they needed for a 1-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. It was DeSmith’s seventh career shutout and first of the season, and his second straight win in his sixth appearance. READ MORE: Boomerang Bar And Grill's 'Sausage Day' Helps Free Care FundMcGinn scored his seventh of the season on Pittsburgh’s first shot of the game, 5:12 into the first period. He beat Ducks goalie John Gibson with a one-timer from the right faceoff dot off the rush, set up by Zach Aston-Reese with a backhand pass to the blueline. Sidney Crosby’s seven-game point streak ended, but Pittsburgh won its fourth straight game and ninth in 12 games. Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf returned from injury and nearly tied the game in the final seconds, but DeSmith denied a point shot with his left pad. It ended Anaheim’s six-game point streak. Gibson stopped 15 of 16 shots through two periods for Anaheim before he left with a lower-body injury....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is a little coy when asked if he thinks he came hit 16 3-pointers in Wednesday night’s contest against the Portland Trailblazers to tie Ray Allen record for most from distance in an NBA career. It will be last chance to tie or exceed the mark in front of a home crowd at Chase Center before the 20-4 Warriors hit the road for a 5-game road trip. READ MORE: San Francisco Sees 3,000 Car Break-Ins in 1 Month; 'It's Out of Control' Interestingly enough, the only player to come close to 16 in a game is Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson, who is expected to rejoin the club in a few weeks after a two-year hiatus due to injury. Thompson owns the NBA record with 14 in one game in 2018. When asked by ESPN, Curry responded: “If you’ve seen the way I’ve played, especially recently, I’m not shy about shooting the ball, so the game will dictate what that looks like. I’m not coming out with that as the true...
    BALTIMORE(WJZ) — The Ravens fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers and drop to third place in the AFC. With a final score of 20-19, the game was decided on a failed two-point conversion that would’ve given Baltimore the lead. And pass to Andrews hits off his outstreched hands and Ravens dont get the two. Play was there. Andrews could have walked in end zone. Steelers recover onside kick and theyll hang on to win 20-19. Ravens fall to 8-4. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) December 6, 2021 On the final drive, Lamar Jackson capped it off with a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins that brought the lead down to one. The ensuing two-point conversion had a wide-open Mark Andrews, but the pass was just out of reach. Although they dropped to third, the Ravens are still leading the AFC North by one game. FINAL: Steelers 20, Ravens 19 The Ravens are the second team this season to go for 2 down one point in the final minute of the game. Baltimore (8-4) leads AFC North by one game. — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley)...
    Here’s the latest installment of our Miami Dolphins Q&A, where South Florida Sun Sentinel writers David Furones and Omar Kelly answer questions from readers. Q: How do #Dolphins fix kicking game in the off-season? I find it hard to believe that Sanders has lost his touch. Is Palardy the issue with the holds? Will Palardy get replaced? — Dixon Tam on Twitter A: There’s something to it at this point. Jason Sanders has missed a kick in five of the past seven games. The latest: Doinking an extra point off an upright in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium, just a week after a field goal attempt at MetLife Stadium banged off the goalpost. Between the five missed field goals and the point-after attempt on Sunday, he has missed six kicks, doubling last year’s total of three when he was an All-Pro selection in 2020. Sanders is in a little bit of a funk right now, but I wouldn’t give up on him and make a drastic change this offseason. We still know what he’s capable...
    Getty Maxi Kleber loses his dribble in a game against the Atlanta Hawks. Six games into the 2021-22 season, the Dallas Mavericks have struggled tremendously on the offensive end of the floor. This is very surprising, considering the success they’ve had offensively in the past two seasons. This season, the Mavs have the second worst offensive rating (97.6) in the entire NBA. They’re last in the league in both field goal percentage and assists. Dallas simply cannot get their offense running as efficiently as they need to if they’re going to be a contender. At the surface of the issue is Luka Doncic, who’s certainly played below what he’s capable of to this point in the season. He’s averaged just 22.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game while shooting 25.7% from beyond the arc.  Doncic could certainly be better, but most of the struggles this season come down to the supporting cast. The Co-Star As important as Doncic is to the success of the Mavericks, he can’t do it alone. Even if he were producing the...
    Orlando Bloom Decorates Daughter Daisy Doves Bedroom in Flowers: Dad of the Year Texas man charged with murder after shooting someone in a car outside his home. He told police it was self-defense © Provided by CBS Sports Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green, who went No. 2 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, is one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Year this season because he has the potential to be a terrific scorer. On Sunday night, in just his third game in the league, he put his skills on full display. Though the Rockets lost to the Boston Celtics, 107-97, it was no fault of Green's. He went for 30 points on 11 of 18 from the field, and added four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in what was by far the best game of his young career. Green was most impressive from the outside, as he knocked down eight 3-pointers to write his name in the record books.  He became the first teenager with a 30 point game in Rockets history and also set...
    Run it back with a twist in the East: Thibodeau likes Knicks depth, flexibility Alder Almo October 19, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Knicks have improved. But so is the rest of the East. Miami Heat picked up what they perceive as their missing link in Kyle Lowry, a championship-savvy point guard. Chicago Bulls have added more ammunition to the pair of Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic with DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball. Boston Celtics have regrouped with a defensive-minded new coach in Ime Udoka and brought veteran Al Horford back. Championship-level coach Rick Carlisle rejoined the Indiana Pacers, and he is hoping to coach a healthy lineup to the postseason. These are the reasons why the oddsmakers, general managers, and naysayers do not see the Knicks duplicating their fourth seed run in the East despite adding four-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. But it is hard to bet against a Tom Thibodeau-coached team. In...
    CRYSTAL PALACE boss Patrick Vieira has spoken of his calm demeanour on the touchline by claiming he always is - 'even in the tunnel'. That is despite the former Premier League hard-man being renowned for his tough tackles on the pitch and his temper off of it. 2Patrick Vieira was denied a victory on his return to North London after Arsenal snatched a draw against Crystal PalaceCredit: Reuters Vieira famously clashed with Manchester United icon Roy Keane in the tunnel at Highbury in 2005 after the Frenchman confronted Gary Neville. But the 45-year-old insisted he will not be showcasing his frustration after Arsenal snatched a point against the Eagles at the Emirates on his return to North London. Palace were seconds away from securing a famous victory away at Arsenal, before Alexandre Lacazette smashed home in the 95th minute. The result was harsh on the Eagles who were in control for the majority of the second half. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Vieira was asked about his calmness under pressure, with the ex-midfielder praising legendary Gunners gaffer Arsene...
    Ranking The Beatles’ solo albums September Retail Sales Jump Despite Supply Chain Hits, Inflation Surge Will Clemson cover the spread? It’s a question without a “yes” answer so far in 2021. The Tigers are 0-5 against the spread so far this season entering Friday night’s game at Syracuse. Clemson is favored by 13.5 points in a game with an exceptionally low total (44.5) because of the Tigers’ offensive struggles so far this season. Those struggles are a big reason why Clemson has failed to cover and has been playing close games with FBS opponents this season. All four of Clemson’s games against FBS opponents have been decided by one score. The Tigers lost 10-3 to Georgia to open the season, beat Georgia Tech 14-8 in Week 3, lost 27-21 to North Carolina State in Week and then beat Boston College 19-13 in Week 5 ahead of its off week in Week 6. If Clemson covers, it breaks both streaks. It finally beats a team by two scores this season and it notches its first win against the spread. And...
    Bishop Gorman lost to Hamilton High School in shocking fashion Friday night. During the game broadcast on ESPNU, Bishop Gorman was up 17 points with 70 seconds remaining. Somehow, they gave up a field goal, two onside kicks and two touchdowns to lose the game 25-24. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Folks, as a football fanatic, I can promise you that this one of the most insane endings I’ve ever seen. INCREDIBLE! Bishop Gorman was leading Hamilton HS (AZ), 24-7, with 70 seconds left in the game… THEY LOST 25-24! Comeback for the ages????????????pic.twitter.com/UL69FDWV1W — Josh Sánchez (@joshnsanchez) September 18, 2021 How do you let that happen? How do you give up a total of 18 points over the course of less than 70 seconds? Bishop Gorman is one of the best high school programs in America. They should have better coaching than what the entire country saw Friday night. Hamilton stuns No. 7 Bishop Gorman 25-24 with 18-point comeback in final minute! ???? @MarchiolNicco ✍️: https://t.co/DeHTyX6AED pic.twitter.com/d6qtjBPGND — MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 18,...
    Knicks News: Damian Lillard raves about Immanuel Quickley, what’s in store for the young guard? Alexander Wilson September 16, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit It was only a few months ago that the New York Knicks were heavily connected to star guard Damian Lillard in a potential trade scenario. Of course, Lillard elected to stick with the Portland Trailblazers after signing a big extension, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t intrigued by the concept of moving to New York and joining a team that is up-and-coming with fresh young talent. In fact, Lillard expressed his fandom for Knicks young guard Immanuel Quickley, who is entering his second season in the NBA. Last year, Quickley averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 assists, and shot nearly 40% from the field. He also connected on 39% of his shots from three-point range, tacking on 89% free-throw shooting. Having a player of his quality off the bench is a major benefit for a Knicks team that will be rotating combinations of...
    Having propelled the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years with a 50-point Game 6 performance against the Phoenix Suns, Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo decided on an appropriate celebratory feast Wednesday by ordering 50 chicken nuggets. In video posted on Instagram, Antetokounmpo showed himself cradling the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP trophy in his lap with the Larry O'Brien trophy by his feet as he was driven onto a Chik-Fil-A parking lot, where he was approached by a staff member for his order. 'Can I have the 50-piece,' Antetokounmpo began, before politely asking the waitress if it was OK for her to be on camera. 'Do you mind, or no?' Antetokounmpo asked. 'Sure,' she said. 'There's 150,000 people watching right now,' he told the woman, who responded by dropping her jaw and asking, 'really?'
    Smokin: Our 20 favorite Jim Carrey roles Michelle Pfeiffers Pacific Palisades mansion is on the market for $25M Serious bettors have been WNBA fans for a while.  They have bet the sport because it doesn't get a ton of attention in the sports betting world. Lines are maybe a bit softer because sportsbooks aren't paying as close attention as they do to major football games. Casual bettors wager on the biggest games, and sportsbooks are careful to have the sharpest lines for those games. Professional bettors look for profit opportunity anywhere.  Maybe that's a reason the WNBA All-Star Game, with an all-star team from the league taking on the USA women's national team, had a mind-blowing line movement.  WNBA All-Star Game total changes by 60 points There wasn't much on the sports betting board Wednesday. There was Game 4 of the NBA Finals. There was some international soccer. There was also the WNBA All-Star Game.  It's not like most sports bettors or fans ever noticed the total for the game. But some folks did because the line moved in...
    David Harbour says he had no idea Black Widow was being made and was just hanging out in London when he scored one of the biggest gigs of his life The Classic Brands You Love Are In Trouble NFL RedZone’s Scott Hanson stops by to help hand out this year’s awards for our favorite made-up scoring stat. It’s that time of year again. Welcome back to The MMQB’s most self-indulgent, what-we-can-now-call-yearly honors: the Second Annual Octopus Awards. For those of you who are new around here, we should play a bit of catch-up. In 2019, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NFL’s adoption of the two-point conversion, I introduced the octopus. As I’ve written previously—and will spend the rest of my life copying and pasting—an octopus is when the same player who scores a touchdown also scores the ensuing two-point conversion. No, being a quarterback and throwing the ball for a TD does not count. You must be the one who secures the ball in the end zone on both plays. © Provided by Sports Illustrated I suggest...
    Wildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake nears low Afghan forces deploy to counter Taliban assault Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game is not the most challenging game you will find out there, but for those who are either not well versed in beat ‘em up games or are tired of losing points from dying in the story, things can be a little frustrating. One of the achievements in the game is called Point Leader and is worth 75 gamerscore. The description reads, “Achieved 999,999 points in a single playthrough.” Here is how to unlock it. © Provided by GamePur Achieving a score of 999,999 points in a single playthrough of the story could be a bit challenging for anyone. You lose points at the end of each chapter for how many times you died, so you need almost a perfect run to earn this legitimately. However, we have found a super simple workaround to earn the achievement, and it actually requires you to fail. First, you need to play through the entire story one...
    Will Trae Young play for the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals? Heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Atlanta Hawks could be facing the prospect of playing without their superstar point guard. Late in the third quarter of Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, Trae Young suffered an apparent ankle injury after accidentally stepping on a referee’s foot. He went to the locker room and had it taped up by the Hawks medical staff but was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Hawks, who were up by 3 points at the time of his departure, were outscored 30-17 by Milwaukee in the fourth quarter without Young, turning a 2-point advantage after three quarters into an 11-point loss at home. Trae Young heads to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury Prayers up ???? pic.twitter.com/KqbwUuUHMr — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 28, 2021 The Bucks took a 2-1 lead after dropping Game 1, and now the Hawks’ backs are against the wall going into a pivotal Game...
    An ailing J.G. Pageau was a major turning point in the Islanders’ season coming to a close Rob Taub June 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit It’s been a few days now since the dust has settled on the Islanders’ devastating Game 7 defeat to the Lightning. The loss, which ended the team’s spirited run towards a Stanley Cup, now has led the focus to shift to what will be a very busy offseason for the organization. Still, because the end to the season was so abrupt, it’s not hard to take a moment and look at where things didn’t fall in place for the Isles before they bowed out. Looking back at the last series, the Islanders were clearly hindered by not having J.G. Pageau fully intact. Word came out this morning from Islanders’ g.m. Lou Lamoriello that Pageau was ailing from a hand injury and had surgery yesterday. Pageau, who had most likely suffered that injury in the series-clincher against the Bruins in...
    More On: nba draft 2021 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: The post-lottery edition Everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery These teams have the best odds to win the NBA Draft Lottery Knicks finally free of upcoming NBA Draft Lottery madness The future of the NBA’s worst teams was decided on Tuesday night at the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery. The Pistons secured the first overall pick in the upcoming draft, which will begin on July 29, following an Eastern Conference-worst 20-52 season. The Rockets secured the second pick, followed by the Cavaliers, Raptors and Magic rounding out the top five. The 2021 NBA Draft class has some of the most exciting prospects in recent years, boasting a deeper class than last year’s talent pool. There are rarely 100% certainties when it comes to professional drafts, but most scouts and mock drafters seem to agree: there are five players will be among the first taken. Here are the top five prospects, who will most likely be among the first players off the board: Cade Cunningham, Point...
    Fans use their cell phones to light the court after the lights went out as play resumed with just under two minutes left in the fourth quarter in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers at State Farm Arena on June 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The lights at State Farm Arena went out during the last two minutes of the 76ers-Hawks playoff game. The Hawks were down by one when the lights went out but fell behind when the game resumed. The Hawks could have clinched the series, but now must go to Philadelphia for Game 7 on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The lights went out at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, during the final two minutes of an NBA playoff game between the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.—the Sports ON Tap (@thesportsontap) June 19, 2021  The Hawks, the home team, were down 94-93 in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals when the blackout struck. But they...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. With just over seven minutes left in the third quarter of Game 5, Jrue Holiday found Brook Lopez for a smooth 3-pointer, putting the Bucks up 17 and putting the Brooklyn Nets’ season on the ropes. At that point, the live win probability model at Inpredictable gave the Nets just a 4.9 percent chance of pulling off the comeback. Historically, NBA teams with a 3-2 series lead and homecourt advantage in Game 6 have advanced about 72.3 percent of the time. The odds were long for the Nets to win two in a row if they dropped Game 5 and even longer for them to dig their way out of a 17-point hole. Luckily, they have Kevin Durant. Durant was already working on a masterpiece by the time Lopez hit that 3-pointer. At that point, he’d already racked up 18 points on 10 shots, with 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks....
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