We’re two days and two deciding Game Fives away from knowing who will round out the Euroleague Final Four.
Hello and welcome to the Evening News. As the playoffs are now officially under way, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today? Here’s the latest news from around the league:
The NBA regular season awards continue to trickle out. The latest award, Defensive Player of the Year, was handed out Wednesday. [Marc Gasol wins Defensive Player of the Year] Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol sent his younger brother, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, a congratulatory tweet after the news broke.
NEW YORK — According to a report in today’s Sports Business Daily, NBA viewership was down sharply during the ’12-13 regular season. TNT: After two straight seasons of record figures, TNT saw its average rating down 18% and viewership down 20%. In addition to a lockout-shortened season in ’11-12, several other factors helped contribute to the decline. Superstorm Sandy knocked out many homes in the Northeast at the start of the season. Some 16.9 million homes, including many in N.Y., Boston and
Memphis’ Marc Gasol, who anchored the league’s stingiest defense, is the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Gasol becomes the first player in Grizzlies history to earn the honor. His teammate, Tony Allen, who received my first-place vote (along with eight other first-place votes), finished fifth. Gasol received 212 of a possible 1,089 points, including 30 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Miami’s LeBron James (149 points, 18 first-place votes) and
If you enjoy the weekly StatBox column that analytically breaks down some of the NBA’s most pressing and important topic, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday through Thursday during the postseason, the StatBox is expanding into playoff game analysis. You’ll not only find out why each team won and lost, but how different statistical trends can play out over the course of the series and the playoffs as a whole. Today: Milwaukee’s future, Boston’s age and Golden State’s shooting touch. Is This Milwaukee’s Best? The uncertainty of
When is a retread hire not a retread hire? When the Cleveland Cavaliers hire Mike Brown. The Cavaliers made it official Wednesday morning, bringing back Brown as coach after a three-year absence. He will receive a reported $20 million over five years and should have a heavy hand in a rebuilding project that already is well under way.
Featuring picks and comments by Rob Dudek Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet daily baseball leagues There were two more weather-related cancellations on Tuesday as this cold, wet April has affected almost every MLB team. The Royals were supposed to play in Boston last Friday — that one was called off because of a manhunt for a terror suspect — then had a scheduled day off on Monday before getting rained out in Detroit. They