3 takeaways from the Cavs loss to the Denver Nuggets

first_imgAfter taking a night to sleep on what we saw from the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, I’ve come away believing that their blowout loss looked a lot worse than it actually was. After jumping out to a 32-15 lead on the Nuggets in the first quarter, the Cavaliers’ loss can be looked at as the result of two major runs by the Nuggets, each coinciding with poor rotation decisions or lackadaisical effort on the defensive end.Further, Cleveland managed to hold Jokic, a walking triple-double, to just four points, six rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes of action. Their ability to to keep Jokic off the glass and limit his playmaking may have been able to keep the Cavaliers in the game had some more shots fell their way on offense.That said, within my three takeaways from Cleveland’s loss to the Nuggets, there is one conclusion.It’s time for Collin Sexton to start. Here’s why.The first sub off the benchEvery new coach, or coach with a team full of players that are unfamiliar with another, needs time to figure out what combination of players work best on the court and how their rotations are going to work. Drew is both.That said, when Drew puts on the film, he’ll notice that — in terms of rotations — he could have done a better job of putting his team in positions to succeed.The Nuggets’ first run came at the start of the second quarter, with Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, David Nwaba, Kyle Korver and Larry Nance Jr. taking the floor together. The unit gave up 11 points in the first three minutes of the quarter while only scoring four. Even worse, they were a -63.9 points per 100 possessions in just 13 minutes of playing time.They didn’t have enough size to protect the rim if Sexton got beat off-the-dribble, and Sexton didn’t play defense as aggressively as he should have. Clarkson didn’t focus on making plays for others by utilizing the threat of his scoring ability. Nwaba wasn’t a perceived offensive threat and Korver touched the ball nearly as much as Nwaba.It was an ill-conceived unit that lacked floor spacing, size and chemistry. Drew has started to make Sexton the first sub off the bench but it’s now time Sexton starts, so that Hill — who can space the floor and will look for Korver — can play in more lineups with Clarkson.More firepowerMake no mistakes, George Hill has gotten off to a great start offensively. He’s shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from three-point range while averaging 12.6 points in 25.5 minutes per game. Further, since Kevin Love’s injury, Hill’s attacked consistently and has shown he can score from all three levels.Though less efficiently, Sexton is scoring 12.0 points per game in 24.3 minutes per game. While that may not seem like evidence that Sexton will put more pressure on opposing defenses that Hill, the difference between Hill and Sexton’s roles is a major reason for Sexton not scoring more than he does.Sexton tends to share the backcourt with a player nearly always looking for his own points in Clarkson while Hill typically plays beside Rodney Hood, a player that would rather let the game come to him. Consequently, it’s possible that playing beside Hood more than Clarkson will allow Sexton to have bigger scoring games.In any case, Sexton has more speed than Hill, is more likely to hit the gas pedal in transition and more decisive as a scorer. The tempo should speed up with Sexton starting and that bodes well for all Cavs involved.The Cavs need to have funThere needs to be more balance in the backcourt and while the starting unit has been pretty solid with Hill (+2.6 points per 100 minutes as a five-man lineup), Sexton is a player whose energy and positive attitude is needed for a lineup that has what seems to be three constantly frustrated players in Hill, Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson.Whether it’s because of changes to the structure of the coaching staff or because of disgruntled teammates who may be friends, the Cavaliers don’t seem like they’re having as much fun as they should on the court. It almost seems as if rather than being friends, they’re just — quote, unquote — teammates.Sexton, a player with a vibrant energy and a never-say-die attitude when he’s on the court will be a counter to the team’s lack of chemistry. He’s a player that everyone on the team will root for and who will be excited for anyone else when they’re scoring. Cleveland doesn’t have nearly enough players like that and you can tell that when they begin to play without joy, they play without energy.Then they get blown off the floor.*All stats gathered from Basketball Reference Quenton S. Albertie Related TopicsCleveland CavaliersCollin Sextonlast_img read more

Eliasson answers your questions

first_imgThe 24-year-old encouraged supporters to send in their questions and queries and he replied to as many as he could via a personal video message.LOVES A LATE GOALNiclas Eliasson loves late goals. ❤️ https://t.co/S3YNFTlYlx pic.twitter.com/pvMwP6KTbT— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020THE NOISE 🎶❤️😇 @P_Pereira23 https://t.co/HOdOoe2WPJ pic.twitter.com/jx6JVIvfdC— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020CLASSIC CHOICE 🥪🥪🥪🥪🥪🥪 https://t.co/NgKlBLev1T pic.twitter.com/RCGS6OeIi7— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020CAN’T BEAT HOME COOKING 🍝👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🍝 https://t.co/5CJVTz6MJ2 pic.twitter.com/TGoho0vu76— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020ALWAYS KEEPING ACTIVE 🎾🏓Non-stop sport! https://t.co/goTCA8sWYX pic.twitter.com/WAK05WmuoV— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020THE JURY IS OUT 👨‍⚖️The jury is out. 😳 https://t.co/Yg8EMUWeUb pic.twitter.com/YLLJXm1yny— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020SWEDISH FOOTBALL FRIENDS 🇸🇪🇸🇪 ‘Ooh, Swedish football friends’ 👍 https://t.co/3TL3eR3qYR pic.twitter.com/ty3izb8BSu— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020GOLD 🏆Discussing the really important matters. 🍺 https://t.co/JTzVv9ngZr pic.twitter.com/eGtQ8wPnUJ— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020🤣🤣🤣🛌🛌🛌🛌🛌 https://t.co/uRRrDoXXjF pic.twitter.com/aq9Bnjz6zx— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020IMPRESSIVEA man of the world. 🌍 https://t.co/9nhX8vnvEL pic.twitter.com/jO9FWIQxj0— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020🍓A random one to finish us off… https://t.co/8Wrxwg3jje pic.twitter.com/iolbMaNle7— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) April 17, 2020last_img read more

Helio Castroneves not sweating possible IndyCar penalties

first_imgHelio Castroneves (Darron Cummings, AP)Helio Castroneves (Darron Cummings, AP)INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves won’t know until Wednesday morning if he’ll be penalized for a crash on the first lap of Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, but he wasn’t concerned about it Tuesday evening.“I know I’m right,” Castroneves told USA TODAY Sports after Tuesday’s practice session for the Indianapolis 500. “I know what I did. I did everything possible to avoid contact.”TUESDAY’S PRACTICE: Simona de Silvestro’s car catches fire againCastroneves’ car struck the rear of Scott Dixon’s car as they led the field into the first turn for the start of the race. Castroneves didn’t receive a drive-through penalty, which angered Dixon, who recovered to finish 10th but has declined to comment since the incident.On Monday, Dixon’s spokesman, Kelby Krauss, said Dixon will wait until the penalties are announced Wednesday to comment. IndyCar officials confirmed Tuesday that the penalties will be announced Wednesday before noon — as is routine this season — but had no indication if Castroneves would be penalized.Castroneves, who had the fastest lap Tuesday — 227.514 mph — during the third practice session for the Indy 500, said his focus was on the 99th running of the race May 24.“Right now I’m just focused on the Indy 500,” the three-time winner said. “The car looks really strong.”(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan pleaded their cases to Verizon IndyCar Series race director Brian Barnhart after Saturday’s race. Kanaan, who was immediately to the left of the crash, was forced off course and into the grass.Kanaan was upset that five drivers — teammate Charlie Kimball, James Jakes, Stefano Coletti, Sebastian Saavedra and James Hinchcliffe — took a runoff and came back on track in front of him, yet weren’t repositioned behind him before the restart.GRAND PRIX: First-lap crash draws firestormKanaan passed all but Kimball to finish seventh.“There’s nothing they can do about it now,” Kanaan said. “They knew who the five cars were when it happened. Now you’re going to tell me they get a penalty for something that wasn’t called at the time? It’s tough.”Castroneves said little Tuesday about possible repercussions from the incident, but praised his team for his sixth-place finish Saturday.“It was a great recovery in the race,” he said. “The team did a great job. Now the Indy 500 is next.”last_img read more

Tide seek patent for innovative medical tent

first_img10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Photo by Robert Sutton 10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Photo by Robert Sutton10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Photo by Robert Sutton 10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Photo by Robert Sutton10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Jeff Allen Photo by Robert Sutton 10-20-15 MFB Training Sideline Medical Tent Jeff Allen Photo by Robert SuttonTraining Sideline Medical Tent developed by director of sports medicine Jeff Allen. Photo by Robert SuttonTUSCALOOSA — Since Alabama’s home opener against Middle Tennessee, there’s been a new toy on the Crimson Tide’s sideline.The toy? A seven-foot-tall medical tent the team’s training staff has used to avoid distractions, and provide players with more privacy during sideline examinations. It’s the first of its kind.According to Alabama, A provisional patent is filed for the innovative design developed by Jeff Allen, director of sports medicine at UA, and four senior mechanical engineering students.Allen said the tent gives the training staff room to properly evaluate the players.“That first 10 minutes of an evaluation of an injury is critical, and that’s usually done on the sideline,” Allen said Tuesday. “The tent provides an environment free from distractions so that we can improve the level of medical care.”Alabama has used the tent at every game, home and away, except the first game of the season as it was still being developed when the Tide traveled to Dallas.The tent also provides more privacy for student athletes and medical staff as injured players were traditionally evaluated in view of fans, media and opposing teams, said Dr. E. Lyle Cain Jr., Crimson Tide team physician with Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham.“The tent is great for patient privacy and confidentiality,” Cain said in the school’s release. “Oftentimes, the media will report an injury before we have had the chance to notify the family or come up with a treatment plan, so it is a big advantage to examine an athlete in a more private setting.”The project was jointly funded by Alabama’s athletic department and the college of engineering. When Allen came up with the idea, he asked Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of the UA College of Engineering, if he could help. From there, Karr enlisted four students to “design and fabricate the tent.”The students are Jared Cassity, of Tuscaloosa; Christian Parris, of Birmingham; Jared Porteous, of Tuscaloosa; and Patrick Powell, of Pelham. Dr. Beth Todd, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was the group’s adviser for the project.“The challenge was to deliver the most working space while maintaining a small footprint, develop a system that could be quickly deployed by a single person, and be portable enough to travel with the team for road games,” Powell said. “Once in position, our tent can be raised in less than 10 seconds.”The tent connects the structure of the tent to a central hub. When raised, the structure fans over the exam table. The exam table secures the structure to the ground and allows the tent to be used on grass, artificial turf or concrete without the use of guidelines.Along with getting the idea patented, the next step is picking a name.Allen said he didn’t have one yet.“Jock in a box,” a reporter yelled.“There you go,” Allen responded. “I knew I’d get something good out of this today.”last_img read more

Fernandes proud of QPR’s ‘incredibly positive start’

first_imgWith so many of our first team defenders out injured. Proud of how we played. Patience . Away from home and we came close.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 16, 2017 Tony Fernandes took to Twitter following QPR’s defeat at Middlesbrough and insisted they can be proud of their performance – and their start to the season.Rangers were beaten 3-2 at the Riverside Stadium and have mounting injury problems, especially in defence.AdChoices广告Captain Nedum Onuoha faces three months on the sidelines with a torn hamstring, joining fellow defenders such as James Perch and Grant Hall on the injured list.But co-chairman Fernandes urged fans to be patient.This is an incredibly positive start. Long way to go. Let’s get some of our squad back fit. Well done boys— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 16, 2017 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Favorite Super Bowl Ticket/Program Designs

first_img SportsLogos.Net SportsLogos.Net 369 Go To Topic Listing Sports Logo News Favorite Super Bowl Ticket/Program Designs This topic is now closed to further replies. 369 Hi everyone. Since the NFL has sunk the idea of creative Super Bowl logos with their standardization system, I now look forward to their Super Bowl covers, in the ticket and program. For reference, here’s this year’s program design:Not too shaby, but a little plain. Anyway with this being Super Bowl weekend, what are your favorite Super Bowl covers of the past, ticket or program? For reference, the Associated Press has archived the designs of the tickets, with little variation on the programs (you can Google search the images, yourself).http://deadspin.com/the-ap-has-an-interactive-gallery-of-every-super-bowl-t-1513515310 Sign in to follow this   Sports Logos Followers 0 Recommended Posts Share this post dbadefense1990 All Activity Members Forums Home Followers 0center_img I’m dead, inside and out; I’m still dead Sports Logo News By dbadefense1990, February 1, 2014 in Sports Logo News 369 7,674 posts All Activity Share on other sites Posted February 1, 2014 Sign in to follow this   Forums Home Favorite Super Bowl Ticket/Program Designs dbadefense1990 Link to post Favourite Logos:All NBA Playoffs and Finals logos, late 1980s-early 2000s. Sports Logos 0 Favorite Super Bowl Ticket/Program Designslast_img read more

Player’s agent again insists Newcastle are keen – Talks with current…

first_imgThe agent of Benfica winger Rafa Silva has again talked about Newcastle United’s interest in the player. The representative had already done it on Monday, when speaking to Rádio Renascença. Despite claiming Silva’s wish to renew his contract with Benfica, he named the Magpies as ‘one of those interested’.Now interviewed by newspaper O Jogo, Antônio Araújo has done the same thing today: teasing with Newcastle’s interest, but saying the player’s intention is to stay in Lisbon.“I don’t like to talk a lot about these issues, but once that has been said, I confirm that Newcastle are one of the interested,” Antonio Araújo told O Jogo.“It is important for the player to concentrate on being a champion for Benfica. He feels very good at the club and the club is happy with his performances.”Embed from Getty ImagesO Jogo claims that Araujo will sit with Benfica to negotiate a new contract before the end of the week. Rafa’s intention is to be one of the best paid athletes in the squad, and make over €2m net per season.“Thursday or Friday we will talk again and there may be some decision. I’m optimistic about that,” said the agent.Rafa Silva has 19 goals and three assists in 42 appearances for Benfica this season. His current contract, which runs until 2021, is protected by a €60m release clause.Are Newcastle being used to get a better deal? Quite possibly.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Montague volleyball team remains unbeaten in league play, cruises past Ravenna in three sets

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Barbados, T&T rivalry raise curtain on tournameant

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Four-time champions Barbados will open the defence of their Regional Under-15 Championship title against arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago, when the tournament bowls off in Jamaica later this month. Ironically, the Barbadians lifted the title last year after beating T&T in final round, when the championship was staged in Bridgetown.The tournament, which runs from March 28 to April 4, will see see Leeward Islands, Guyana, Windward Islands and Jamaica joining Barbados and T&T to do battle over five rounds of one-day cricket.Cricket West Indies’ director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, said the tournament represented a chance for selectors to identify the future international stars. “This is one of the key development tournaments on the Cricket West Indies annual calendar,” said the former West Indies captain.“This tournament serves the purpose of encouraging junior players from across the Caribbean to excel and be given the opportunity for early recognition, while promoting competition among their peers at the regional level.  “In our bid to make Windies a consistently successful side in the near and long-term future, it is important that we pay close attention to our development pipeline and make sure it is working effectively.”Leewards, who finished second last year, take on hosts Jamaica at Up Park Camp while Windwards, who were third last year, clash with Guyana at Kensington Cricket Club. This year represents the third time in the last six years that Jamaica will host the age group tournament, and Adams believes this will be an excellent opportunity for players to also engage personal development off the field.“Jamaica is a great place to play the game, so it’s also an opportunity for the players to become acquainted with another culture and gain a greater appreciation for the region in which they live – that is also part of the learning experience of playing in a tournament like this,” he explained“We also hope that experiencing the passion that people from outside of their own territory have for the game will also help to inspire them to continue along the development pipeline and one day wear the Windies burgundy, so we look forward to seeing loads of talented players being unearthed at this year’s tournament.” Regional Under-15 ChampionshipST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Fixtures for the 2018 Regional Under-15 Championship announced by Cricket West Indies yesterday:Round 1 – Wednesday, March 28 Barbados vs Trinidad & Tobago – Melbourne OvalGuyana vs Windward Islands – Up Park CampLeeward Islands vs Jamaica – Kensington Cricket Ground Round 2 – Thursday, March 29 Windward Islands vs Barbados – Chedwin ParkTrinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica – Kensington Cricket Ground Leeward Islands vs Guyana – Melbourne OvalRound 3 – Saturday, March 31 Barbados vs Jamaica – Chedwin ParkWindward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Jamalco Cricket GroundTrinidad & Tobago vs Guyana – Windalco Cricket Ground  Round 4 – Monday, April 2Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Windalco Cricket Ground  Guyana vs Jamaica – Jamalco Cricket GroundTrinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – Chedwin Park  Round 5 – Wednesday, April 4Guyana vs Barbados – Up Park CampTrinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands – Kensington Cricket Ground Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Melbourne Ovallast_img read more

Timeform takes early lead in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the purpose of the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020center_img Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 1Timeform24.23 2bettingexpert13.00 3Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Timeform assumed the early lead in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, after picking up two victories on Templehills (8/11) and Nordic Nymph (7/2) at Ludlow races.There was just a single win for both Stephen Harris of bettingexpert, and Ed Nicholson, the Head of UK Marketing Operations at Unibet. Nicholson has been with Unibet since December 2012, and professionally involved in racing and betting for nearly 25 years.From this week until March 2017, we will be focusing on jump race meets. The leaderboard is sorted according to both total points won and number of races won. Each Guest will be shown individually, with totals from Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and Timeform shown as a weekly average.Race Winners at Ludlow:Fool To Cry – 3/1Templehills – 8/11Heist – 7/1Nordic Nymph – 7/2Master Dee – 15/8Bobble Emerald – 17/2Mistress Massini – 4/1Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboardlast_img read more