Facing two misdemeanor charges, Chris McCain vehemently denies committing battery. In fact, the Colts defensive end told Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star that he has never heard of the woman identified as the alleged victim.
She is lying, McCain told Holder.
McCain said he has no knowledge of the incident and was unaware the case existed until hearing news reports Tuesday.
Whiteside vs. Embiid, if/when he plays. If Whiteside wants to make a statement, he may get his chance in Round 1. It’s tough to predict given Embiid’s injury issues, but this big-man battle would greatly impact this series in the paint, and likely Twitter after the game.
One word: Giannis. The Greek Freak is one of the most exciting players in basketball and watching him perform on a playoff stage will be fun. On top of that, Jabari Parker is out to prove he can still be a dominant player in the biggest games of the year. He will be a restricted free agent this summer, and the Bucks have to decide whether they want to lock him up as part of their future. How he performs in the postseason will likely have some impact on negotiations later this summer.
Washington already has one of the best pass-catching running backs in the NFL in Chris Thompson, who had 39 catches for 510 yards and four receiving touchdowns in 10 games last season.
If Guice proves himself as a receiver as well, that’s going to be great news for new quarterback Alex Smith.
Don’t let the Wizards put a spell on you. Only Golden State has generated more shots off cuts to the basket than Washington this season.
This will be Washington’s fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, and even though the Wizards have advanced out of the first round in each trip, that’ll be a daunting task this time. A first-round exit would leave a very bitter taste and force the team to ponder its direction, an uncomfortable position given that its core is locked up long-term. Success is a first-round upset and being competitive in Round 2, though that would ultimately be a replay of recent postseason runs.