Rockets’ Patrick Beverley plays in Game 4 after learning of grandfather’s death

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley suited up for Game 4 of his team’s NBA playoff series vs. the Spurs on Sunday shortly after learning of his grandfather’s death.

Beverley was visibly shaken during warmups in Houston. Reports Best Site To Buy Cheap Jerseys followed that Beverley’s grandfather had died.

Nene has been a major contributor for the Rockets during this postseason, providing big minutes off the bench. He had a 28-point performance in the first round against the Thunder as he went 12-for-12 from the field.

While he wasn’t a major factor, averaging about Cheap NFL Jerseys 16 minutes in the series vs. the Spurs, Nene provided valuable depth for Houston as an extra big man. The Rockets will need to find someone else with size to replace him, perhaps forward MontrezlHarrell.

While we know Nene is out for the playoffs, we’re not sure what’s next for the 34-year-old center. The Rockets said their medical staff is currently reviewing treatment options and will provide an update on his health at a later date.

What happened: The Bulls missed Rajon Rondo, who could be out for the rest of the series with a fractured thumb. The offense was out of sync early, and the Bulls often settled for outside shots and isolation plays rather than ball movement. The Celtics jumped out to a 33-15 lead, shooting 12 of 21 from the field and 7 of 11 from 3-point range in the first quarter. While Chicago did close the gap with a 24-7 run to end the first half, Boston attacked in the second half and never let the Bulls close the gap.

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Kyle Lowry ‘probably doubtful’ for Game 4 against Cavs

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.

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LaVar Ball responds to outrage over Lonzo Ball’s $495 ZO2 sneakers

With Boston’s ability to always surround him with four 3-point shooters — Al Horford, Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko can each step out to the perimeter as centers — it AFL Cheap Jerseys gives the defense a mighty small margin of error in those situations.

Assuming the Bulls can keep games close enough to try and find a solution to Thomas in crunch time, it could make for an interesting first round series. Jimmy Butler is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, and he could find himself checking Thomas down the stretch. Thomas is nearly impossible to slow down in one-on-one situations, but Butler has as good of a shot at it as anyone.

While most of the NBA’s pick-and-roll leaders had career years shooting pull-up 3-pointers, DeRozan went about his business as usual. According to Basketball-Reference, 54.5 percent of his shot attempts this season came from the long 2-point range variety. That’s up from 46.1 percent last season and down slightly from 56.6 percent two seasons ago. And even though DeRozan didn’t make Authentic NFL Cheap Jerseys the most out of the 3-point line like others did, he still ranked in the 84.3 percentile with 0.97 points per pick-and-roll possession.

LaVar Ball just can’t help himself.

The outspoken father of former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball tweeted a message to those who were outraged at the $495 price of Lonzo’s signature Big Baller Brand sneakers.

Buyer beware, though — the BBB website says it offers no refunds or exchanges.

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Paul Millsap responds to Markieff Morris calling him ‘crybaby’

Hawks forward Paul Millsap and Wizards forward Markieff Morris just can’t seem to get along.

Both players have been edgy toward each other all series, but Morris might have officially lost the battle after his play and comments following Saturday’s 116-98 Game 3 loss that still kept the Wizards up 2-1 in the series.

Morris, who only scored nine points on 4-of-14 shooting, took it upon himself to call Millsap out after the game. Nothing says sore loser like calling your opponent crybaby, and Morris did just that.

After missing five weeks with a knee injury toward the end of the regular season, Durant returned to play just four games before suffering a calf injury.

Head coach Steve Kerr realized there is a lot of basketball left to play, and the Warriors are going to play it safe when it comes to Durant’s health.

[We want] 100 percent health, Kerr said. If it was Game 7 of the Finals, he’d play because we’re not talking about anything that could damage his career. But what we’re talking about is something that if potentially could get worse and knock him out for a few weeks, then it’s not Cheap New York Giants Jerseys worth it.

Durant understands that the trainers are his friends, even if they don’t clear him in time to play Saturday night.

They’ve got my best interest, Durant said. Obviously, I played through injuries before, but I was out for a month and I came back and got injured again. So I don’t want that to happen again if I do push it. I don’t want to play one game and sit out another two weeks. So I’m just trying to be smart about it. But also I’m still itching to get out there on the court. I feel good.

Golden State currently leads the series 2-0.

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Why Puig’s pimping, Dyson’s bunting weren’t worth getting mad about

Stay close to the fainting couch as you read this: We had two breaches of baseball etiquette late Wednesday night, and one of them involved Yasiel Puig.

Well, they were breaches by the strictest reading of the unwritten rulebook, the one that says “Thou Shalt Not Admire a Home Run for Too Long” and “Thou Shalt Not Bunt to Break Up a No-Hitter/Perfect Game.” (That’s actually how they’re unwritten.)

Let’s start with Puig. He watched his three-run homer a couple of beats too long for the Mets’ liking. The fourth-inning blow gave the Dodgers a 5-1 lead, and LA went on to win 8-2.

Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores jawed at Puig when Puig finally Cheap Jerseys Custom rounded first base. Puig almost stopped his trot to get in Flores’ face.

The chance that a Von Steuben Parade — or frankly, any parade — is happening at the same time is unlikely, and “borrowing” a car is unwise, but there are easy substitutes for both. Instead of dancing around and lip syncing to “”Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout,” head to the closest karaoke bar. Don’t joyride. Do go-kart.

While the players are getting their Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane on, the coaches will have their own roles to play. They’ll be roaming the city too, trying Cheap Jerseys Made In China to catch the players redhanded, Principal Rooney style. One coach will act as the Jeannie, a frenemy that gives players a free pass if their paths cross — but only once. — Sarah Hardy

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Ryan Shazier says ‘the NFL has a Patriots problem’ and the Steelers can solve it

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has his sights set on kicking the Patriots off their throne. On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler asked Shazier whether the Steelers had a “Patriots problem,” to which Shazier replied, “The NFL has a Patriots problem.”

“That’s one of the reasons we have a great opportunity, because everyone knows where they’re supposed to be and knows where the ball’s gonna be and when it’s coming,” Marshall told The Post. “That’s something I never had to deal with my entire career. I never had a quarterback be so precise with his preparation and also just ball placement and getting the ball out quick. That’s been the biggest adjustment for me.”

Halladay later spoke with MLB Network Radio and recalled his career-changing conversation with Rivera.

Up until that point, Halladay used a cutter with mixed results. Blue Jays pitching coach and “Cutter Guru” Gil Patterson initially taught Halladay how to use the pitch, but Rivera’s advice helped Halladay perfect it.

Here’s a look at the roughly two-dozen All-Stars picked Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys in 2007, and what they’re up to now – 10 years later.

He has already done enough in his career to justify being the top pick. But Price missed the first two months this season recovering from a shoulder injury, and every game he Cheap Jerseys Basketball pitches that isn’t a gem gives Red Sox fans license to cringe over his $217 million contract that’s barely underway. His contretemps with Boston media seems a bit immature for a 31-year-old vet.

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Wins are one rudimentary way to roughly gauge a pitcher’s effectiveness.

“It’s a bittersweet moment because obviously the memories are still here, and they will forever be here for myself and guys that have been around,” said Gates, a Detroit native who has already been living in Los Angeles. “It’s just one of those things where we need to take Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys time out to say thank you to San Diego, and the fans that have been here to support us.

Why: Wins are one rudimentary way to roughly gauge a pitcher’s effectiveness. Wins are, of course, team-dependent and don’t always reflect a pitcher’s brilliance. After all, Scherzer somehow wound up with the loss Wednesday. Still, wins give at least a rough idea of where a pitcher belongs. By his Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale 116 wins from his age-25 through his age-31 seasons, 2010 through the end of last year, Scherzer’s in somewhat rare company.

Accoding to the Play Index tool on Baseball-Reference.com, 36 other pitchers since 1950 have won at least 110 games between these years of their careers. Of this group, 17 are in the Hall of Fame. In order of wins in these years, these men are:

“But at the same time I’m excited to move to L.A. I’m excited about the new change. And hopefully they’ll welcome us with open arms and embrace us. And we can win some games, and win a championship.”

Thus, the team’s victory declaration is, in many ways, telling their opponents, “Yes, it’s a terrible name for you — what’s your point?” Which hasn’t been that far from their previous statements about it, including Snyder’s own.

Nobody ever said they weren’t smart. They found the loophole they needed. It’s a disgustingly tainted victory, but those count, too.

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Seong-Beom Na could be the next Korean import to shine in MLB

With many Asian-born talents playing in MLB, interest in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) is higher than ever.

And with Brewers slugger and former NC Dinos first Cheap Jerseys Cycling baseman Eric Thames having garnered tremendous attention this season with a .935 OPS and 20 home runs as of June 27, observers are on the lookout for the next potential KBO star import.

Interestingly, the next position player to garner interest out of the KBO could be Thames’ old Dinos teammate in Changwon, outfielder Seong-Beom Na.

Na is considered the top MLB prospect playing in the KBO. His performance, tools and age make him an intriguing commodity for MLB scouts. The muscular outfielder has made the KBO All-Star team in all five seasons played and was awarded a Golden Glove, given to best players in each position for outfielders, twice (2014, 2015).

With that, the eighth overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft digested and recapped his first — and the team’s last — day of minicamp.

McCaffrey’s morning began with a walk to the Panthers’ practice fields alongside fullback Darrel Young and running back Fozzy Whittaker before a brief stop on the sideline for a pre-practice prayer with Charlotte’s skyline looming in the background.

Then came two hours of McCaffrey lining up in just about every formation and position imaginable, from the backfield to the slot, giving the Panthers’ offense a blank canvas with a full palette of weapons and possibilities.

“It’s great,” he said. “I figure the more ways I can be dynamic, the better, for the coaches, for me, for the team, so whatever they ask me to do, that’s what I’ll do.”

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Johnny Manziel proud to have achieved sobriety on his own

Johnny Manziel is no longer lost in the sauce. His words, not ours.

The former Browns quarterback after a year-long hiatus from football again claims he’s ready to pick up where he left off in the NFL. The troubles that prompted his family and close friends to fear for Manziel’s life are behind the 24-year-old, according to him.

The procedure was an outpatient surgery which means Luck didn’t need to stay in the hospital for recovery. The operation sounds like a minor one, and Irsay says his quarterback should be ready for the start of the next season.

He also had apparently been dealing with this injury all season long, and still managed to play in 15 games. He had a successful year, throwing for 4,240 yards with 31 touchdowns, which is pretty impressive considering the injury was on his throwing shoulder.

Luck was listed throughout the season on the injury report with a shoulder issue, but it wasn’t ever considered serious. In fact, Irsay said in December there’s no plan for surgery, certainly not on his throwing shoulder.

So something came up in the past month that determined the injury was serious enough for surgery.

In games the Falcons allowed 30 or more points, they went 4-2 thanks to Ryan’s distributing the ball to Atlanta’s wealth of offensive talent.

Fullback Patrick DiMarco said Ryan has learned how Cheap Jerseys And Jordans to ‘manipulate’ the game.

‘Getting everyone involved, that’s how it goes in this Cheap Jerseys China NHL offense,’ DiMarco said. ‘It’s the way the whole team runs.’

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Richard Sherman thinks potential NFL punishment is ‘a bit harsh’

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes the NFL should not reprimand his team for failing to disclose his knee injury during the season.

Seattle, which has already lost a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, may have that upped to a second-round pick for the mishandling of Sherman’s injury. But Sherman doesn’t agree with that solution.

I don’t know if that should be the retribution, Sherman said, via ESPN after Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice. I don’t know what the course should be. But I think that’s a bit harsh.

There’s been a lot of reports, a lot of different people saying a lot of different things. You guys know the truth, Brown said to his fans in the 14-minute Facebook Live video. I’m excited. I’m looking forward to next year. The process of getting better starts right now.

Brown landed in hot water following the Steelers’ divisional playoff win over the Chiefs on Jan. 15, when he inadvertently recorded coach Mike Tomlin’s postgame message referring to the Patriots as those aa€”holes.

According to Tomlin, Brown was punished in-house, with some Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada reports saying he was fined $10,000.

Brown had already apologized for the incident, but asked for forgiveness again in the video, saying he recorded Tomlin at an awkward moment and that he didn’t mean no harm. It was reported last week that Brown signed a six-figure contract with Facebook to promote the live Cheap International Soccer Jerseys streaming service.

Once again, Brown reiterated how grateful he was for his fans and how much he is looking forward to next year.

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