Month: March 2018

Golden State Warriors forward Patrick McCaw wheeled off on stretcher after scary fall

Golden State Warriors forward Patrick McCaw wheeled off on stretcher after scary fall

Warriors forward Patrick McCaw, a key rotation player made even more important with several teammates injured, was wheeled off the court on Saturday night after an awkward fall left him writhing in pain.
Golden State Warriors forward Patrick McCaw wheeled off on stretcher after scary fall
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Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside voices displeasure over lack of minutes, touches

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside voices displeasure over lack of minutes, touches

The Miami Heat, desperate to improve their playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference, played a small lineup down the stretch of Saturday’s 110-109 overtime loss to Brooklyn. It is not the first time they have done so this season.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside voices displeasure over lack of minutes, touches
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Cueto flirts with perfection in first start

Cueto flirts with perfection in first start

Johnny Cueto’s effort in the Giants’ 1-0 victory Friday over the Los Angeles Dodgers may have merely hinted at his capabilities. In his first start of the season, having established no rhythm or consistency during Spring Training, Cueto harnessed both qualities immediately. The right-hander maintained a perfect game for six innings until Chris Taylor served a soft single to right-center field leading off the seventh.
Cueto flirts with perfection in first start
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Trout rips 1st homer as Angels hold off A's

Trout rips 1st homer as Angels hold off A's

Friday night saw three key threads come together for the Angels: strong pitching, clutch defense and, of course, a big moment from Mike Trout. It culminated in the club’s first victory of the 2018 season, a 2-1 win over the A’s that evened the four-game series between the two American League West rivals at the Coliseum. Trout’s first homer of the year, a solo shot off Sean Manaea in the first inning, gave the Angels a lead they would never relinquish, as Tyler Skaggs outdueled his Oakland counterpart by firing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his season debut.
Trout rips 1st homer as Angels hold off A's
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Horry Scale: Gerald Green's corner 3 caps Houston Rockets' comeback victory over Phoenix Suns

Horry Scale: Gerald Green's corner 3 caps Houston Rockets' comeback victory over Phoenix Suns

A reminder on The Horry Scale: It breaks down a game-winning buzzer-beater (GWBB) in the categories of difficulty, game situation (was the team tied or behind at the time?), importance (playoff game or garden-variety night in November?) and celebration. Then we give it an overall grade on a scale of 1-5 Robert Horrys, named for the patron saint of last-second answered prayers.
Horry Scale: Gerald Green's corner 3 caps Houston Rockets' comeback victory over Phoenix Suns
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LeBron James logs 867th straight double-digit scoring game to break Michael Jordan's record

LeBron James logs 867th straight double-digit scoring game to break Michael Jordan's record

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan in one measure of scoring consistency Friday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102
LeBron James logs 867th straight double-digit scoring game to break Michael Jordan's record
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Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin (ankle) misses game, awaits MRI results

Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin (ankle) misses game, awaits MRI results

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will miss Thursday night’s game against the Washington Wizards with a right ankle contusion, per Pistons.com’s Keith Langlois. He also had an MRI on the ankle last night and the results of it are expected Friday.
Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin (ankle) misses game, awaits MRI results
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