NBA 4th Quarter recaps 10/24

Hawks 117 (1-0), Pistons 100 (1-1): Hawks had a ten point lead going into the fourth. Pistons Guards Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier did what they could, cutting the lead down to six, but the Hawks played solid pressing defense and forced six turnovers in the last quarter to win by 17.

Bucks 117 (1-0), Rockets 111 (0-1): Rockets had a nine point lead entering the final frame. Giannis picked up his fifth foul 30 seconds into the quarter, and fouled out from the game at the five minute mark, but not before helping the Bucks secure a five point lead. Bucks’s Brook Lopez had 11 points in the fourth, pounding the Rockets small ball matchups and facilitating from the post.

Clippers 141 (2-0), Warriors 122 (0-1): Clippers entered the fourth up 24. Warriors opened their new arena with a blowout and finished with a glorified G-League lineup. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Browns will suck this year

The Browns are bursting at the seems with both talent and ego. They have an enigmatic second year QB and two diva WR’s and a first year head coach who is either a genius or Kevin Malone from The Office.

Cleveland has higher expectations than any season in the last twenty years. Vegas pegs them as a 9 win team. I’m taking the Under.

Mayfield won’t shut up this offseason. He’s publicly spoken out about a teammate’s holdout. He’s fought with media personalities. Now he’s popping off about getting on his WR’s for mistakes. This will get tiring fast. EVERYONE is getting sick of Baker Mayfield.

The real team to watch exceed expectations this year is the Oakland Raiders. I am confident that both the Raiders and New York Football Giants will have more wins than Cleveland this season.

The Spurs most important weapon doesn’t play road games

With his body as protection, Thunder guard Raymond Felton conservatively brought the ball up court with his right hand, using a path Spurs defender Patty Mills, who picked him up the full length, offered. Felton took another shuffle towards the sideline, but in an instant, changed course. The veteran pivoted towards center court and towards a screen set by forward Jerami Grant just outside the three point line. Felton hit the acceleration at just the right time, bursting around the pick and leaving stunned Mills fighting through the wall, and raced towards a softness in the defense. Felton reached the free throw line, rose up from one leg and released a gentle floater that nestled through the nylon for two. The home crowd groaned audibly. The scorekeeper booked two. The lead was now 43-20 in favor of visiting Oklahoma City, their largest of the night, with 9:30 to go in the first half. Continue reading “The Spurs most important weapon doesn’t play road games”