Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell underwent an MRI that showed he has a left foot contusion, and the team announced that his status for Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder will be updated Tuesday.
And good luck figuring out Parker as he heads to free agency. One on possession, he’ll run a nifty pick-and-roll and hit a Milwaukee center with a lob. On the next one, he’ll do whatever the hell this is:
Joe Prunty benched Parker late, and he was right to. Milwaukee will not win this series with Bledsoe and Parker playing at that level.
Parker is fascinating — undeniably explosive, yet frenetic. He seems to twitch in every direction at once. He plays with his own speed and timing — accelerating suddenly, from weird locations on the floor, and pulling up just as suddenly. He is utterly unpredictable, and I’m not sure that is a good thing.
Something that is predictable: Milwaukee barfing up long 2s off the dribble with 12 on the shot clock after one desultory action. Sad!
Good things happen whenever the Bucks use Antetokounmpo as a screener in the pick-and-roll or have their point guards — Brogdon especially — screen for him. More, please.
“Six points in a Stanley Cup playoff game with a hat trick,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “That’s special.”
Pastrnak has been special in both games of the team’s first-round series, as the Czech Republic native registered three points in a Game 1 victory. His nine combined points tie him with Phil Esposito (1969) for the most points accumulated in the first two games of a postseason in NHL history.
“A lot of people in Boston already know how good he is,” said teammate Patrice Bergeron, who had four assists of his own in Game 2. “I think people on the outside are getting to know.”
The Bruins, who lead the series 2-0, will take their show on the road, as Game 3 is Monday in Toronto.
For me, it didn’t get any sweeter than April the 12, 1992, when Freddie [Couples, former University of Houston roommate] won the green jacket. He had that dream rooted in his heart and it ran as deep for him as the dream of announcing the Masters ran for me. Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta next Sunday will be about Fred’s life journey to being a Masters champion.