The Raptors’ season is one loss away from ending, and All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry will likely be on the sidelines watching with an ankle injury.
I’m probably doubtful, honestly, Lowry said regarding his Game 4 status against the Cavaliers, via ESPN.com. I don’t think I’ll be able to play. … It’s not looking great, but I’m not giving up on it.
Thank God for the NHL playoffs, Barkley said. That’s what I be watching in the back instead of these blowouts.
Shaquille O’Neal didn’t visibly react to Barkley’s comment, but Ernie Johnson dismissed it with a Well, whatever.
It’s refreshing to see an analyst — and a former player — offer fair criticism in the booth instead of just spouting the company line that everything is great. But is Barkley going too far with these hot takes ripping the current state of the NBA? In December he said the league is the Best Cheap Jerseys From China worst it’s ever been and last season he said the league was full of awful basketball.
NBA and TNT executives surely have some thoughts on the colorful Baseball Jerseys For Sale analyst trashing the league’s product. So far, Barkley apparently hasn’t crossed the line.
X-factor: Jose Calderon, the 35-year-old journeyman from Spain, logged 20 huge playoff minutes Monday night. Calderon scored 10 points, dropped five dimes and finished a game-high plus-29. Jose Calderon! Plus-29! 2017 NBA playoffs! Calderon replaced Schroder and gave the Hawks a solid option on offense without sacrificing too much defensively. Sure, the Wizards attacked him in a few mismatches, but it wasn’t enough to offset what he brought to the table.