Frontcourt: Paul George, Thunder. George has sacrificed on the offensive end, but is still averaging 20.8 points and making 42.9 percent of his 3s. He’s also played elite defense for the No. 4 defensive team in the league.
Wild card: Klay Thompson, Warriors. Thompson is shooting a bit less this year, but making a league-high 45.3 percent of his 3s, averaging a career-best 4.0 rebounds and still maintaining a 20.6 points per game average.
The Kings guard isn’t bothered by the possibility of being traded to the Cavaliers after rumors the teams are progressing in conversations on a deal began to swirl.
“I’m not mad or frustrated,” Hill said, via USA Today. “Either it happens or it doesn’t. I don’t follow Hoops Hype. I don’t follow Bleacher Report. I don’t watch ESPN.”
Hill was held out of the Kings’ win over the Magic on Tuesday as part of the team’s strategy to rest veterans, but is more concerned about what’s best for his team. He insisted that it’s important to “play to win” and “be a great teammate” above all else.
Since so many MLB teams rest star players and/or shut down injured players during the final month of the season, once their rosters expand from 25 players to a maximum of 40, it is wise to wrap up your fantasy league a little bit earlier.
The Bruins led 2-0, 4-2 and 5-3 before Mantha scored his second goal in a four-minute span to make it a one-goal game with a little more than four minutes left in the second. It stayed that way until Frk was left alone in the slot, falling to his knees as he swatted the pass from Tyler Bertuzzi into the net with 10:14 remaining in regulation.
The Red Wings attacked first in the overtime but got a bad bounce off an official near the blue line to send the Bruins off on a rush. Marchand picked up a rebound off Krug’s shot, moved it to his backhand and scored the winner, triggering an avalanche of the free green hats given out in honor of Irish Heritage Night.