After losing Game 3 to the "Butlerball" Miami Heat, it's now the Lakers' turn to regroup and adjust. It doesn't mean that they have to hit the panic button and retool their overall strategy, especially considering the fact that the Lakers even had the lead early in the fourth quarter of that Game 3 loss.
Their core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been through the conference finals twice in the last three years, and there's no reason to doubt that they will come back stronger next season.
The latest edition of Monday Night Football offers a very interesting matchup between the 3-0 Green Bay Packers and the 0-3 Atlanta Falcons. These are two teams that started the season with sky-high expectations. Yet, they've headed in opposing directions since the campaign started in mid-September.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that their general manager, Matt Klentak, will be stepping down after a disappointing 2020 season. The Phillies once again failed to make the playoffs, even with the expanded format this year.
Every Mets fan would have taken this outcome at the start of 2020. Having missed out on a place in the largest playoff pool in MLB history with a top five offence, this probably isn't the expected conclusion, but it just shows the relief in Queens at the impending end of the Wilpon's ownership.
However, these past three weeks have been a masterclass in play-calling from Schottenheimer, quarterbacking from Wilson and receiver play from both Lockett and Metcalf. If Wilson, and to a larger extent the Seahawks, are to maintain this level of execution, then the NFC may have found it's Super Bowl contender to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Stopping the most dynamic quarterback in the NFL. Keeping the game's premier deep threat under wraps. Blanking a record-breaking tight end. Controlling the clock.
The Boston Celtics have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals twice in the last three years. Despite fielding in a relatively young group of uber-talented players, the Celtics banked on their growing chemistry and the brilliance of head coach Brad Stevens.
Just three days after being fired by the Clippers, Doc Rivers was all-but confirmed as the Philadelphia 76ers' new head coach. Philly's interest was reported earlier this week and on Thursday it became public knowledge that he is heading to Philadelphia, likely on a five-year pact.
Week 4's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers wasn't supposed to look this meh. Injuries are to blame, with both teams ravaged to the bare bones at key positions.
Amidst the brilliance of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic during the Nuggets' magical run in the playoffs, defensive-minded combo forward Jerami Grant grew into a key cog for the young squad. Known primarily for his tremendous work on defense, Grant also showed vastly-improved marksmanship from the three-point line.