Zac Boyer

Orpik hit hard against his own end boards by Nash. Face went into the glass, may have bounced off the board. Looks OK.

Ben Standig

Apparently the Nationals and Marlins are only allowed to score runs in the same inning. Happened three times now.

Mike Prada

Cavs waited too long to start switching Thompson onto the guards. That’s why you have him in there. Should have done it sooner.

Mike Prada

Was going to say that switching the Rose/Pau pick and roll is a good counter. Worked that time.

Mike Prada

Thibs has correctly rode Pau instead of Noah even with Pau’s so-so defensive rebounding. Pau’s plusses>>>his minuses in this game

Mike Prada

Great work by Jimmy Butler funneling LeBron into Pau at the rim.

Zac Boyer

Then, Beagle: “It’s when you’re not getting the chances that you’re in trouble.”

Zac Boyer

Beagle, today: "When you’re getting those chances, that’s a good sign. Eventually, they’re going to start going in."

Zac Boyer

End of second period. Capitals up, 1-0. Rangers have 20-15 advantage in shots; teams were even, 9-9, in second.

Mike Prada

The four Chicago bigs have everything you want collectively, but each gives away something individually.

Mike Prada

Always weird to me how old-timers are so offended by teams switching pick and rolls.

Zac Boyer

Heck of a save by Holtby, who shut down St. Louis on essentially a one-on-zero by taking a puck to the intestines.

Mike Prada

Kyrie is incredible, but Noah used to be able to stop straight-line drives like that.

Mike Prada

Pau in the 15-foot area is hurting Cleveland. Great outlet when Thompson shows.

Zac Boyer

Beagle swings around the back of the cage, and his backhand somehow goes off Yandle's stick and the bottom of Lundqvist's skate.

Zac Boyer

After asking the third line all day why it wasn't scoring, Beagle does.

Mike Prada

Cavs need Shumpert to attempt 10 3s/game in this series.

Zac Boyer

Capitals killed it, now 20-for-21.

Mike Prada

Cavs just need to live with a lot of these Rose shots.

Zac Boyer

Alzner heading to the box just 13 seconds into the period for lobbing the puck over the glass. Can't do that no more.

Mike Prada

Why did Thompson go for the shot block on that Rose shot? I know he’s making shots but you can’t overreact.

Zac Boyer

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).

Zac Boyer

Scoreless after 20. Rangers hold 11-6 advantage in shots; Capitals hold 18-16 advantage in shot attempts.

Ben Standig

Tim Duncan ousted from the playoffs so Austin Rivers can start Game 1. The universe is cruel.

Zac Boyer

Another power play coming for the Capitals. Brassard heading to the box at 13:00 for holding.

Zac Boyer

Capitals will get their first power play opportunity of the night at 8:37 with Yandle tripping Backstrom. Capitals are 1-for-3.

Mike Prada

Derrick Rose has more than one day between games and he looks explosive who could have predicted that? sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/28/…

Mike Prada

Kyrie was really swIrving through the Bulls’ defense there

Mike Prada

Nice to be able to say “It’s OK that we’re down 15, that’s just six Kyrie Irving scoring possessions"

Mike Prada

“Hey, Bulls, you hear Chris Webber. He’s right! Keep going to Noah!” -Cavs right now

Ben Standig

Looks like Jordan Zimmermann is still using @citizencope for his walk-up music. Nicely done.

Ben Standig

An Eastern Conference team is down double digits in Game 1 after resting for days and days. Guess the Cavs are winning tonight.

Mike Prada

“What if the Cavs started Dellavedova,” he thought before shocking himself.

Zac Boyer

Nate Schmidt is almost certain to head back to Hershey, though this quick detour to Washington may not be his last: wtim.es/1Jmk3Ol

Zac Boyer

Capitals have Johansson/Kuznetsov/Chimera, Alzner/Niskanen against Rangers' Kreider/Stepan/Fast, Staal/Klein to start.

Zac Boyer

Schmidt scratched. Gleason in.

Mike Prada

Not much space for Thompson to roll to the rim in these lineups. Cavs sorta damned either way in the small vs. big discussion.

Mike Prada

The Cavs are communicating switches like they’ve never played in a game together or something.

Mike Prada

Cavs also are a bit rusty. How many layups does Kyrie blow like the one he missed on Gasol?

Ben Standig

Guess I picked the wrong Zimmermann-Marlins game if I wanted to see a no-hitter. Or Nats shutout.

Mike Prada

LeBron on Noah makes sense in theory because LeBron can play free safety, but he has a tendency to communicate his switches poorly.

Ben Standig

Fun fact: Marlins leadoff batter Dee Gordon told a few of us pre-game that he played AAU ball against @Kevin Durant. Said KD had skills.

Bradley Beal

Man hell nah lol that's photoshopped !! RT @rozayyjones21: Numbers Never Lie 😂😂 http://t.co/6UK7yZfL9t

Zac Boyer

Trotz on Gleason against the Rangers' speed: "Fine. I'm actually quite impressed with Glease so far. He's handled it fine."

Zac Boyer

Trotz has Laich centering the fourth line, as opposed to Latta, primarily because of speed, experience. Latta has puck-savvy, grit.

Zac Boyer

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.

Zac Boyer

No lineup changes for Capitals, Trotz said, save for that whole Gleason/Schmidt decision thing. Still a game-time dealy.

Mike Prada

From earlier: Soft pick and roll coverages don’t work on John Wall anymore. Here’s why. sbnation.com/2015/5/4/85403… youtube.com/watch?v=u5Mxi9…

Mike Prada

Kobe would have told Draymond that he got him a max contract this summer.

Casey Philip

How will @Showtime17Kwon (Kwon Alexander) fit into the @TBBuccaneers defense? bccn.rs/5bb #BucsMailbag http://t.co/XXFSf2JCOB

Mike Prada

Looks like someone played Steph off stage for thanking too many people http://t.co/DDSAirqqOL

Ben Standig

Place the five-second food-on-floor rule does not apply: Baseball dugouts.

Jorge Castillo

Bradley Beal summarizing his Sunday: “I felt like I was boxing Floyd, UFC with Anderson Silva, and sumo wrestling somebody, all in one."

Zac Boyer

The #Redskins released 13 players. The only ones who played in a game who are gone are Gabe Miller, Steve Beauharnais and Kenny Okoro.

Mike Prada

Congratulations to Stephen Kia for winning the NBA MVP.

Casey Philip

Check out our recap of @Geraldini93 treating 400 @TBBuccaneers fans to #AvengersAgeOfUltron! bccn.rs/5b8 http://t.co/w9yihliW7n

Michael Lee

John Wall on wrist: "I thought I broke it a first...You never know when you’ve got a lot of energy & power going into the ground." #wizards

Rashad Mobley

Floyd Sr on Freddie Roach:"He's a joke blowing smoke with no hope". You have to be over 50 say something like that: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Ben Standig

Four-point play: Hawks kept changing momentum in Game 1 by calling timeouts, until they didn't. bit.ly/1dICQtf #WizardsTalk

Jorge Castillo

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."

Zac Boyer

The Capitals' resolute penalty kill unit, 19-for-20 in the playoffs, is hoping to move past its fluke goal in Game 2: wtim.es/1JlLCHl

Jorge Castillo

Beal said he’s going to play tomorrow too. The swelling wasn’t as bad as he thought it would be.

Jorge Castillo

Wall’s left hand and thumb are very swollen but he said he’s definitely going to play tomorrow.

Jorge Castillo

Paul Pierce had a Nike shirt on that read “Legend Status.”

Casey Philip

New #Bucs numbers: Winston 3, @DSmith_76 76, Ali Marpet 74, @Showtime17Kwon 58, @AFRO_THUNDER80 80, Kaelin Clay 14, @joeyiosefa 33.

Mike Prada

Fantastic work by @UKhanNBA showing how the Wizards’ D adjusted by limiting the rotations it needed to make. bulletsforever.com/2015/5/4/85422…

Andrew Sharp

Congrats to Steph. This captures 14-15 as well as any tribute ever could twitter.com/no_cut_card/st…

Ben Standig

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.

Ted Leonsis

An Interesting Idea on Women in the Boardroom: Quotas dlvr.it/9gFdgY

Michael Lee

Of course, there's also current #wizards backup Will Bynum http://t.co/WfKEPfYZln

Mike Prada

Why the old John Wall scouting report is now useless. This pass is unfair. sbnation.com/2015/5/4/85403… http://t.co/tXreqj5Xjb

Michael Lee

#wizards practicing at Georgia Tech. You're greeted with this upon entry at Zelnak Basketball Center. Dang http://t.co/WMk61ea4O5

Jorge Castillo

Wall has a black bandage around his wrist. Beal walking without a noticeable limp.

Michael Lee

And if Harden won MVP, trend would've continued RT @RobertKleeman Harden also played in '14 World Cup & was arguably the team's best player

Mike Prada

You’ll want to read @Phaetonv2 on Steph’s rise. sbnation.com/2015/5/4/85273… http://t.co/PSzTwEX5xu

Casey Philip

Almost time for the first #BucsMailbag since the draft. What do you want to ask me and @ScottSBucs? http://t.co/92VyrsXnsW

Zac Boyer

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.

Zac Boyer

Trotz said Gleason will be a game-time decision with his mysterious malady. Schmidt will likely go through warm-ups regardless.

Ben Standig

We've reached the point where the tale is now Hoyas nearly upset Curry and Davidson in the 2008 NCAA Tourney. twitter.com/CasualHoya/sta…

Michael Lee

Kobe won after '07 FIBA Americas; LeBron, '08 Olympics; DRose, '10 World Championships; LeBron, '12 Olympics; now Steph Curry, '14 World Cup

Michael Lee

A look back into why I thought Stephen Curry was MVP this season: wapo.st/1DZNKq8 #warriors

Michael Lee

Stephen Curry becomes the fifth straight player to win gold medal with @usabasketball & become MVP following season: wapo.st/18ycxTl

Michael Lee

Spoke to Steph Curry last summer about how he had to mentally adjust from underdog to superstar: wapo.st/1pdlubn #warriors

Ben Standig

Steph Curry officially named NBA MVP. James Harden second, then LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis.

Michael Lee

It's official http://t.co/Czpj2FRc5o

Jorge Castillo

While the Hornets are set to launch a D-League team, the Wizards haven't made much headway in securing their own, per source.

Zac Boyer

Eric Fehr on the ice skating after practice again.

Jorge Castillo

Otto Porter Jr. and Drew Gooden III continue making an impact during the Wizards' playoff run: wpo.st/aP_F0

Zac Boyer

Gleason said he's good to go tonight for Game 3.

Jorge Castillo

Hawks went 15 of 49 (30.6%) on uncontested shots. twitter.com/ngreenberg/sta…