Author's Posts

Murray is the fourth goalie in history two win multiple Cups before turning 24 and the first to do it in his first two postseasons. He’s 21-7 in 29 playoff appearances, reaching 20 wins quicker than all but two goalies before him: Montreal’s Bill Durnan (26 games, 1944-47) and Patrick Roy (27 games, 1986-88). Eleven of those games came during these playoffs, in which Murray finished 7-3 with a .937 save percentage — best among qualified starters.

He it behind a makeshift Penguins defense and without top blueliner Kris Letang. Pittsburgh was outshot in 17 of its 25 games, an NHL record.

Fleury, now a three-time Cup champ in his own right, had something to do with that, too. He willed the Penguins past the Blue Jackets and Capitals, both top-five finishers in the regular season, and had a .924 save percentage when Mike Sullivan made the switch to Murray during Game 3 against the Senators.

A very emotional Marc Andre Fleury just left the ice at Bridgestone. Tears of joy and perhaps, last time with his teammates.

Mike Hoffman got the party started.

The Sens winger was in the right place, right time when a friendly puck caught the end boards and Hoffman exploited an opening between Marc-Andre Fleury and the near post.

Then, with 10:34 gone in the period, Marc Methot’s second goal of the playoffs set off the quickest three-goal run in Senators playoff history. By the time Zack Smith’s bank-shot wraparound goal made it 4-0 Ottawa with 7:08 to play, Pittsburgh pulled Fleury, who allowed the trio of goal on three successive Cincinnati Reds Cheap Jerseys shots, in favor of Matt Murray, who who last saw game action April 4.

Western Conference finals: Ducks at Predators, Game 4, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN (Predators lead 2-1) — Nashville turned this series up a notch in a dominant Game 3 win, even if the 2-1 score didn’t indicate it. Anaheim is on its heels, and it won’t be an easy task to climb out of a 3-1 series hole if it Discount Volleyball Jerseys comes down to that.

Read more

Wednesday was an all-around bad night for NBA MVP candidate Russell Westbrook.

The Thunder guard received a technical foul for hitting a referee in the head with the ball, he made just 10 of 31 shots in a loss to the Hornets, and he got into it with a reporter after the game. Westbrook was asked about the overhand throw that hit an unsuspecting Tre Maddox in the head, a throw Westbrook maintained was unintentional.

Butler entered Monday night’s marquee matchup with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder with a questionable tag due to an illness. He’s already been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Wizards and probably should have sat out Monday’s game. Butler finished with just one point on 0-of-6 shooting with seven assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes while Westbrook stole the show once again.

The Thunder MVP candidate scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out 14 assists in the 109-94 win over the Bulls. It’s the fourth time this season Westbrook has been one point, rebound or assist shy of a triple-double.

Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis had 40 points and 18 rebounds despite not even playing the fourth quarter against the Knicks due to a hip injury after taking a hard foul late in the third. It’s the fifth time this season Davis has scored at least 40 points, the second-most in the NBA.

Cavaliers (28-8) at Jazz (23-16), 9 p.m. ET — Utah will look to slow down LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavs using their strong defense and slow pace. The Jazz will have another Cleveland element NHL Jerseys Cheap to slow down as sharpshooter Kyle Korver is hopeful to be able to make his Cavs’ debut on Tuesday New York Jets Cheap Jerseys following a trade from Atlanta.

Read more

The Isaiah Thomas-Dennis Schroder feud is officially over — at least as far as Thomas is concerned.

The Celtics point guard responded to Schroder’s claim that Thomas cursed at his mother during the Celtics’ 103-101 victory over the Hawks on Friday night. Thomas yelled to the crowd that Schroder “ain’t nothing,” per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, but Schroder felt Thomas’ trash talk crossed a line.

The Wizards as a team were peeved at the Celts’ style. Otto Porter Jr. straight-up called them “dirty.” Wiz coach Scott Brooks complained, too:

Smart and Wizards guard Bradley Beal clashed during the game, and Beal was hit with a technical foul. Last season, Beal suffered a broken nose and a concussion after being hit by a Smart forearm.

“We knew it was going to be a physical game. That’s all it was: Just a little trash-talking and a physical game,” Wall told reporters, per ESPN.com.

To ensure that’s all it was, Boston police were assigned to stand between the locker rooms at TD Garden to make sure nothing else happened, per ESPN.com.

Crowder, who jawed at former Wizards coach Randy Wittman last season, wasn’t about to review what happened.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I ain’t got no comment about that,” he said, per ESPN.com. “You want to talk about the game? Anyone want to talk about the game?”

Guys, leave the hand-throwing to Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was ringside, er, courtside Rg3 Cheap Jerseys for the game and got Isaiah Thomas’ game jersey as a gift.

“Nobody’s built [to fight] but the guy that was in the front row,'” Thomas Order Cheap Jerseys Online said, per ESPN.com. “So just keep it hoop and move onto the next one.”

Read more

The Timberwolves are shopping point guard Ricky Rubio with Shabazz Muhammad to several teams. Minnesota is seeking a “bridge” guard in return who will eventually slide into a backup role behind rookie Kris Dunn.

DETAILS: The Kings reportedly have “strong interest” in a trade for Rubio, who is making $13.5 million for this season and will be owed $29 million through 2019. Minnesota, however, is looking for a better deal than what the Kings are offering.

With that being said, Jackson has enjoyed far greater production recently after averaging 18.8 points and 6.2 assists per game last season while leading Detroit back to the postseason.

Rubio, on the other hand, is averaging just 7.7 points and 7.9 assists this season. He has been in and out of the starting lineup with highly-touted rookie Kris Dunn waiting for a consistent opportunity.

Rubio has been playing better lately, posting a double-double in four of his last six games. Though he is considered a pass-first point guard, Rubio would be asked to provide some scoring in Detroit’s balanced lineup.

For that reason alone, this doesn’t seem like a good trade for Detroit. Jackson may be coming off a couple of injuries that cost him 21 games to start the season, but he is currently averaging 16.7 points per game. The Pistons can ill-afford to lose that scoring right now.

The move also makes little sense for Minnesota, who assumedly want to start Dunn sooner than later. Taking on Jackson’s salary would prohibit that, unless they moved Jackson again right away.

Crazier trades have happened, but this one smells a bit of desperation from Trade Cheap Jerseys two Rugby Cheap Jerseys teams struggling to remain relevant in their respective conferences.

Read more

As the Nets have been slowly piecing together their franchise rebuild, hamstrung by the team’s 2013 draft-pick giveaway, they’ve sought to find talent wherever it’s available, even if that leads to redundancy on the roster.

That would appear to be the case at point guard, where the Nets traded for D’Angelo Russell this summer despite still having Jeremy Lin on hand.

Houston was led by James Harden’s 41 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

It was Harden’s seventh 40-point game of the season, tying him with Russell Westbrook for most in the NBA.

Harden (33) also passed Hakeem Olajuwon (32) for most 40-point games in Rockets franchise history, yet it was not enough to beat the Hawks.

Wizards point guard John Wall exploded for 33 points with 11 assists in a 116-108 win over the Lakers. Wall has now recorded a double-double in three straight games, and has led Washington to wins in 13 of its last 15 contests.

This was also the Wizards’ 16th straight home win, which is the second-longest home winning streak in franchise history (won 22 straight in 1974-75).

76ers: Just when it looked like the young team was going to take its biggest step yet toward becoming an actual threat, they faltered late against the Spurs to lose 102-86 on the road. Philadelphia led by five points at halftime, but was outscored by double-figures in each of the last two quarters.

Grizzlies (30-21) at Thunder (28-22), 8 p.m. ET — Memphis is led by Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping underrated center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley Jr. The Grizzlies will have to try Cheap Nike Jerseys and slow down Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo in a tough Western Conference battle.

Read more

De’Aaron Fox is the first Kentucky underclassmen to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft, the school announced Monday.

The 6-3 point guard displayed electric end-to-end speed in his lone college basketball season while leading Kentucky to the Elite Eight.

“I’m grateful for the unbelievable season we had,” Fox said. “Although the ending didn’t turn out how we wanted it to, this team came together as a family and we achieved things that a lot of people didn’t think we could because we were so young.

“He’s like, ‘How do you think Beyonce is in such great shape?’ I’m like, ‘Uh, I don’t know.’

“(Garnett says) One time I saw (Beyonce) working out. She was doing her dances, and she was singing while she was dancing. So then I’m thinking to myself, ‘Maybe I should run and sing at the same time?’ So in the offseasons, I would go to Malibu — I would go down to the beach — and I’d run on the beach and I’d be like, ‘La la la, la la la, la la la,’ while I’m running. So then, when I get on the court — I’m getting back on defense; I’m talking on defense — I don’t get tired. …

“(Garnett) told me like, after the first game of a back-to-back — so in between games — that I should go run on a treadmill for 30 minutes, and that I should lift weights. KG, if you’re listening, I’m sorry I’m giving away your secrets, but I don’t know if that’s for me.”

Yep, basketball weirdo.

The Garnett stories begin around the 1:14:30 mark, but it’s worth Cheap Jerseys China Paypal listening Cheap Jerseys Authentic to the entire podcast below.

Read more

Houston and New York were reportedly trying to get at least one other team, but probably two, to help get a trade done for Carmelo Anthony, and it is now reportedly known who they were trying to get to help them get that deal done.

The Trail Blazers were apparently one of those teams they were recruiting to take Melo off the Knicks’ hands. However, according to ESPN, the Trail Blazers now have no desire to help Melo make his way to Houston. They actually want him in Portland for themselves.

“I don’t know how or why but I am some sort of balloon prodigy, I can make literally anything out of balloons. Ridiculous giant balloon sculptures are great for parties, as a gift or just to leave on someone’s porch as a weird and confusing joke. I left a 5 foot T. rex in the first unlocked Cheap NBA Jerseys From China car I could find and I still laugh about it every day. I can deliver most sculptures by car but large structures like a castle or working balloon pub would need to be finished on site. Lifesized balloon sculptures take all day to make and can run into the thousands of dollars from party companies most of whom don’t offer anything so customizable to begin with. I am looking to trade for tools. I got bored with balloons and am moving on to make things out of wood.

I can also always use building materials and useful things to keep my shop Cheap Mls Jerseys running well or just anything very interesting. I am not looking for money, some people actually do this for a career and I don’t want to take a paying job from them.”

Let’s hope someone out there can help him out.

Read more

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is having one of the most entertaining summers in sports. His beef with the Ball family netted national attention and a $10,000 fine before he caught a souvenir at the MLB Home Run Derby.

Now the poster boy for “The Process” in Philly is tackling his “NBA 2K18″ rating, which is an unacceptable 86.

Embiid was told his rating after rattling off all the reasons he should have a 95 rating — a feat only accomplished by LeBron James on last year’s version of the popular video game.

However, if Embiid can stay healthy and improve upon his average of 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds from 2016-17, a 90 rating shouldn’t be out of the question come next summer.

Minnesota did trade for Milicic, and he enjoyed his career year there (8.8 points, 5.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11).

His experience in Memphis didn’t go as well.

“The only thing I told my manager was I’ll go anywhere but Memphis. Just don’t send me to Memphis,” he said. “Of course I went to Memphis, where I went through two years of classic depression. I was just crossing the dates off the calendar because I couldn’t function anymore. Physically you’re there, but mentally you aren’t.”

It’s a sad tale of what might have been from the player who was drafted just behind LeBron James but ahead of perennial All-Stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and NFL Jerseys Nike Dwyane Wade.

“My experience in the NBA was a catastrophe, because I’m a born NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale winner,” Milicic said. “I don’t like losing, even in card games. That’s the Darko that came to the U.S., but after Detroit I spent time on teams that were classic gangs going from city to city and losing games, and sadly you kinda get used to that.”

Read more

The Tim Tebow-led Columbia Fireflies are red hot and in position to win a first-half title in the South Atlantic League.

That’s all true except for the Tim Tebow-led part.

The Mets’ Single-A affiliate on Thursday won, 7-3, at Greenville, S.C., to take a half-game lead over the Drive in the Sally League’s Southern Division.

The Vanderbilt starting pitcher was in consideration for the No. 1 overall pick and while he may have been picked at No. 5 ultimately by the Braves, he wouldn’t take much less than his No. 1 value.

According to ESPN the Braves signed Wright on Friday with a $7 million bonus, the highest in baseball since 2011. The slot value for the pick was $5.7 million which means the Braves only have $2.8 million remaining of their signing-bonus allotment to spend on the rest of their top-10 picks.

Most of that money is likely to go to their No. 2, 3 and 4 picks while they will expect to save on their final six top-10 picks, who were all college seniors this season.

Wright (2.78 ERA, 290 strikeouts this season) was a college teammate of Braves’ current shortstop Dansby Swanson, and he is looking forward to reunite with his fellow national champion.

He’s big brother to me, Wright said Friday to ESPN. To see him was really cool. It brings back fun memories. I’m excited about it.

Cheap Retro Jerseys For Sale Online Free Shipping

Read more

In all, Attles has been a Warriors employee in some fashion for 57 years, going back to when he was drafted by the team in 1960. He was there when Chamberlain scored 100 points in 1962. He was there when the Warriors moved from Philadelphia to the Bay Area months later. And he suffered along with local fans as the team bungled its way through the years after he left as coach, and hit bottom in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Attles kept the faith. We knew it was only a matter of time when they got rid of me as a coach, Attles joked. I said things are going to get better.

With the Warriors now in their third straight Finals, he has experienced some gratification.

There’s an old saying, growing up in New Jersey, what goes around comes around, Attles said. And we really, really knew that this was going to eventually happen, and I really, really am amazed sometimes when I go out and see how these guy play, because I knew when I played, we didn’t play like this. I had some pretty good players, a guy named Wilt Chamberlain, who you may have heard of. But these guys are good players.

These mistakes were compounded by ineffective drafting. The team’s 2013 first-round selection was Bjoern Werner, a raw pass rusher who was out of the league by 2016. The following year’s top pick was traded for Trent Richardson, who averaged 3.1 yards per carry for the Colts in parts of two awful seasons. One year later, Phillip Dorsett went to Indianapolis with the 29th overall pick; he’s averaged fewer than 26 receptions per season in his budding career.

Cheap Liverpool Jerseys Online For Sale - 100% Authentic And Accept Paypal

Read more