My five top players available in the upcoming NFL Draft:
- Evan Neal, OT Alabama
- Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
- Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
- Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
- Travon Walker, DE, Georgia
The T-Wolves are even with the Grizzlies after four games. Karl-Anthony Towns snapped out of two-game slump to drop 33 and 14, capping it with two clutch free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining to boost Minnesota to a 119-118 win. KAT finished 14-17 from the FT line.
So KAT’s back in the loft. But Kevin Durant remains in the doghouse. He’s shooting 36.5% from the floor in three straight Nets’ losses to the Celtics. Durant says he’s “thinking too much.” He’ll only have to think about it for one more game.
The Mavs failed to take advantage of Luka Doncic’s return from a three-game injury absence. Doncic hung up 30 and 10, but Dallas fell to the Jazz 100-99 in Salt Lake City. That one’s tied at two with Game Five set for Monday night in Dallas.
After waiting two days to get his 3,000th career hit, Miguel Cabrera wasted no time Saturday in Detroit, singling in the first to become the 33rd member of that exclusive club, and only the 7th player ever to combine 3,000 hits with 500 homers. Cabrera’s Tigers continued the party, blanking the Rockies 13-0.
No excusing Yankees fans for pelting Guardians outfielders with bottles, cans and other objects. I will give Aaron Judge and several other Yankees players credit for trying to stop it. I hope as many of those fans as possible can be identified on video and banned from ever attending a game again for the rest of their natural lives.
Crazy stuff in Tampa Saturday night in the Rays’ 3-2 extra inning win over the Red Sox. The Rays lost a combined (six pitchers!) no-hitter bid when Boston took a 2-0 lead in the top of the tenth. But the Rays countered with three in the bottom half of the inning, ending it on Kevin Kiermaier’s two-run walk-off homer.