There’s a reason why NBA teams trailing 0-3 have never come back to win a playoff series in now 151 attempts. It appears to be very difficult.
Game One of The Finals between the Heat and the Nuggets Thursday sets up as the old “rest vs. rust” question.
Let me jump ahead to the, say, six “page” story that lies ahead. The Nuggets will win their first NBA title.
You could take everything I know about hockey and inscribe it on the head of a pin with room enough left over for the Gutenberg Bible. But this should be a helluva Final (no “s”) between the Panthers and the Golden Knights. Sure, I’ll watch…
This could only happen to the Raiders and could only involve Jimmy G. Lemme get this straight. The Raidahs just let Garoppolo sign a waiver in place of giving him a comprehensive physical exam prior to signing him? Because they knew he wouldn’t pass a physical? And JG has since undergone foot surgery and may not be ready for the start of training camp? And now he WILL be required to pass a physical. And if he doesn’t, the Raiders can terminate Jimmy’s $72 million contract? And so Brian Hoyer may be the Raiders’ starter, at least for a while?
This is what happens to a team whose owner uses a salad bowl to cut his hair.
Decisions, decisions. The SEC and commissioner Greg Sankey will have to decide whether to play an eight- or nine-game conference football schedule going forward. I hope they pick nine, because that means more blood. But there are a lot of factors to consider, including tv revenue, competitive fairness, bowl eligibility and how it might impact the expansion of the CFP to 12 teams. That’s why Sankey gets the big bucks.
Nurse! Stat! The Sixers reportedly will hire Nick Nurse as their new head coach, succeeding the whacked Doc Rivers. I’m happy Nurse is getting another shot. I thought he got a raw deal in Toronto.
It was all good until it wasn’t. The Astros and Twins were tied at five in the tenth inning Monday night in Houston until Minnesota’s Ryan Jeffers cracked a two-run homer. Dammit. But that was quite an inspiring return for the Twins’ Royce Lewis, who homered and drove in four runs in his season debut, a year to the day after he crashed into an outfield wall and wrecked his right ACL. Hombre.