Many of you are very much alive in “daily” contests that closed at 8:00 on Friday and conclude tonight.
Tonight is a treat for basketball fans and one of the more difficult DFS challenges of the entire NBA season. There’s a terrific Western Conference doubleheader on TNT, starting at 8:00 Eastern.
Last night the Bucks staved off elimination but the Pelicans were swept. Three more teams face the same fate on Sunday.
Last night’s NBA playoff action was thrilling, as all three desperate underdogs played extremely well at home before losing anyway. The best game (worst, if you’re a Pelicans fan) was the Warriors coming back from a huge deficit to win in overtime.
In Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series between the Clippers and defending champion Spurs, San Antonio was overwhelmed by the energy of the home team. Los Angeles, even when making mistakes in defensive rotations, did so with so much speed and commitment that it often didn’t matter. The Clippers, with an assortment power dunks from Blake Griffin and power spikes from DeAndre Jordan, had the capacity crowd at Staples Center in a frenzy all night. The Spurs didn’t have an
Two Western Conference clashes have the spotlight on a three-game NBA Wednesday, especially the Spurs trying to solve the Clippers.
The two Eastern Conference games on Sunday afternoon are far less competitive than the evening battles between powerhouse teams from the West.
There is a reason why I always wait until the 82nd game of the season is in the books before deciding on my postseason awards choices. Three words: What’s the hurry? This is a lesson I learned way back in 1999 when I was covering a late regular-season game at the Alamodome during the lockout-shortened 50-game season. There were still three of four games left, and I was sitting alongside a veteran reporter from USA Today and asked him which way he