It isn’t wise to talk trash when you’re being outplayed and trailing in a playoff series. But Bledsoe backed up his talk in Game 3, outperforming Rozier and helping lead the Bucks to a dominant 116-92 win. With the Bucks winning Game 4 and extending this series to at least six games, here’s hoping this isn’t the last we hear of this (one-sided) beef.
Drake has been known to get into it with Toronto Raptors opponents while sitting in his courtside seats, including former NBA star and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce while he was with the Washington Wizards during the 2015 postseason. After the Wizards pulled off an upset and swept the series, Pierce took to social media to roast Drake. So there’s history here.
Three players who are quietly coveted as middle-to-late Day 2 picks: The first two could go as early as the middle of the second round, with all four expected to be drafted in the third.
Here are “My Guys” for 2018, the players I have vouched for as prospects on whom I’d stake my reputation: Western Kentucky’s Mike White, Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, N.C. State’s Jaylen Samuels, Memphis’ Genard Avery and Boston College’s Isaac Yiadom.
Schoenfield: It’s still too early to change from original predictions for now: Nationals take the East and the Cardinals and Diamondbacks win the wild cards. The Mets have played well, no doubt, but Matt Harvey has already been pushed to the bullpen, and let’s see if the other starters can stay healthy before we declare them playoff-bound.
Miller: Oh, 94 or so. [Checks Rick Porcello’s numbers so far.] Oh, 97 or so. I wouldn’t say it’s a team that looks radically better than it did a month ago, and they’re probably not one of the superteams, but Porcello’s bounce back and Price’s revival make them a very interesting October threat.
“It was a dark time, I feel like,” Lawson said. “Just tried to tune people out, and I think it affected basketball and confidence. I didn’t play the same.”
Lawson said he “completed everything [the court] wanted me to do,” from probation to community service and classes with John Lucas, but the damage to his NBA reputation had been done.
“Everybody was like, ‘Oh he has a problem,'” Lawson said. “I have heard that. I don’t know, actually, what people think about me in other locker rooms. Because, I mean, maybe [they think] I am a problem around the team. I’m not. I am probably one of the chillest guys ever.”