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Orpik hit hard against his own end boards by Nash. Face went into the glass, may have bounced off the board. Looks OK.
Apparently the Nationals and Marlins are only allowed to score runs in the same inning. Happened three times now.
Cavs waited too long to start switching Thompson onto the guards. That’s why you have him in there. Should have done it sooner.
Was going to say that switching the Rose/Pau pick and roll is a good counter. Worked that time.
Thibs has correctly rode Pau instead of Noah even with Pau’s so-so defensive rebounding. Pau’s plusses>>>his minuses in this game
Great work by Jimmy Butler funneling LeBron into Pau at the rim.
Then, Beagle: “It’s when you’re not getting the chances that you’re in trouble.”
Beagle, today: "When you’re getting those chances, that’s a good sign. Eventually, they’re going to start going in."
End of second period. Capitals up, 1-0. Rangers have 20-15 advantage in shots; teams were even, 9-9, in second.
The four Chicago bigs have everything you want collectively, but each gives away something individually.
Always weird to me how old-timers are so offended by teams switching pick and rolls.
Heck of a save by Holtby, who shut down St. Louis on essentially a one-on-zero by taking a puck to the intestines.
Kyrie is incredible, but Noah used to be able to stop straight-line drives like that.
Pau in the 15-foot area is hurting Cleveland. Great outlet when Thompson shows.
Beagle swings around the back of the cage, and his backhand somehow goes off Yandle's stick and the bottom of Lundqvist's skate.
After asking the third line all day why it wasn't scoring, Beagle does.
Cavs need Shumpert to attempt 10 3s/game in this series.
Capitals killed it, now 20-for-21.
Cavs just need to live with a lot of these Rose shots.
Alzner heading to the box just 13 seconds into the period for lobbing the puck over the glass. Can't do that no more.
Why did Thompson go for the shot block on that Rose shot? I know he’s making shots but you can’t overreact.
The Capitals won 13 of 19 faceoffs in the first period, and surprise, Jay Beagle was 4-for-4 (Stepan D, Brassard O, Hayes N, Hayes N).
Scoreless after 20. Rangers hold 11-6 advantage in shots; Capitals hold 18-16 advantage in shot attempts.
Tim Duncan ousted from the playoffs so Austin Rivers can start Game 1. The universe is cruel.
Another power play coming for the Capitals. Brassard heading to the box at 13:00 for holding.
Capitals will get their first power play opportunity of the night at 8:37 with Yandle tripping Backstrom. Capitals are 1-for-3.
Kyrie was really swIrving through the Bulls’ defense there
Nice to be able to say “It’s OK that we’re down 15, that’s just six Kyrie Irving scoring possessions"
“Hey, Bulls, you hear Chris Webber. He’s right! Keep going to Noah!” -Cavs right now
An Eastern Conference team is down double digits in Game 1 after resting for days and days. Guess the Cavs are winning tonight.
“What if the Cavs started Dellavedova,” he thought before shocking himself.
Capitals have Johansson/Kuznetsov/Chimera, Alzner/Niskanen against Rangers' Kreider/Stepan/Fast, Staal/Klein to start.
Schmidt scratched. Gleason in.
Not much space for Thompson to roll to the rim in these lineups. Cavs sorta damned either way in the small vs. big discussion.
The Cavs are communicating switches like they’ve never played in a game together or something.
Cavs also are a bit rusty. How many layups does Kyrie blow like the one he missed on Gasol?
Guess I picked the wrong Zimmermann-Marlins game if I wanted to see a no-hitter. Or Nats shutout.
LeBron on Noah makes sense in theory because LeBron can play free safety, but he has a tendency to communicate his switches poorly.
LETS GO CAPS !!!
Trotz on Gleason against the Rangers' speed: "Fine. I'm actually quite impressed with Glease so far. He's handled it fine."
Trotz has Laich centering the fourth line, as opposed to Latta, primarily because of speed, experience. Latta has puck-savvy, grit.
Trotz's answer on Gleason/Schmidt — "We're going to go through warmups, but I think we should be OK" — bodes well for Gleason, I guess.
No lineup changes for Capitals, Trotz said, save for that whole Gleason/Schmidt decision thing. Still a game-time dealy.
Kobe would have told Draymond that he got him a max contract this summer.
Looks like someone played Steph off stage for thanking too many people http://t.co/DDSAirqqOL
Place the five-second food-on-floor rule does not apply: Baseball dugouts.
Bradley Beal summarizing his Sunday: “I felt like I was boxing Floyd, UFC with Anderson Silva, and sumo wrestling somebody, all in one."
Congratulations to Stephen Kia for winning the NBA MVP.
Beal said he never knew Wittman played in the NBA until he got to DC. "I heard he guarded Jordan on one possession and he dunked on him."
Beal said he’s going to play tomorrow too. The swelling wasn’t as bad as he thought it would be.
Wall’s left hand and thumb are very swollen but he said he’s definitely going to play tomorrow.
Paul Pierce had a Nike shirt on that read “Legend Status.”
Gooden plays. Wiz shoot more 3's. Should I bother searching the interwebs for articles from Nov-Jan calling for Gooden over Hump or, no.
Wall has a black bandage around his wrist. Beal walking without a noticeable limp.
Trotz said Schmidt has been prepped as the seventh defenseman "if we don't go to the Orlov route." "That's always on the [table]," he said.
Trotz said Gleason will be a game-time decision with his mysterious malady. Schmidt will likely go through warm-ups regardless.
Kobe won after '07 FIBA Americas; LeBron, '08 Olympics; DRose, '10 World Championships; LeBron, '12 Olympics; now Steph Curry, '14 World Cup
Steph Curry officially named NBA MVP. James Harden second, then LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis.
It's official http://t.co/Czpj2FRc5o
While the Hornets are set to launch a D-League team, the Wizards haven't made much headway in securing their own, per source.
Eric Fehr on the ice skating after practice again.
Gleason said he's good to go tonight for Game 3.