Thanks to Chris Corrigan’s 9-2 winner yesterday, The Guardian has hit the front in the Racing Post’s Naps table …
Oh Lordy, we’re top of the Naps Table with three days to go, thanks to Mr Corrigan’s 9-2 winner yesterday … You know those dreams where you’re playing in a Cup Final and you’re bearing down on goal and someone slides the ball across to you with just the keeper to beat from 15 yards out?
A 14-0 run started things off, and nothing got better for Portland. It was a reminder of how last season’s winningest team in NBA history added Kevin Durant.
It’s tough to see this team losing in a seven-game series when it shoots as well as it did on Monday night.
Steph Curry was unreal
We’ve grown accustomed to his greatness, but Curry was particularly spectacular in this one.
On 20 shots he scored 37 points and shot 7-of-11 from deep. He danced off the dribble, fired from range, and distributed the ball everywhere. He finished with eight assists and seven rebounds.
He was launching like last year’s Curry, who we’ve seen a lot of as of recently.
There’s not much a team can do when this is going down.
Kevin Durant was on a minutes restriction and it did not matter
After missing two games it was good to see Durant on the floor, but he wasn’t needed.
He scored 10 points on seven shots in 20 minutes and looked good as new.
At full strength, this Warriors team is as nasty as we thought, and Durant was huge contributor to what tied an NBA record for most points in a first quarter in the playoffs. The team scored an astounding 45.
CJ McCollum was ice cold
Portland was able to compete to start this series because its backcourt played out of their minds. Damian Lillard showed up for Game 4, with 34 points on 12-of-24 shooting, but McCollum was nowhere to be found.
The Blazers couldn’t afford anything short of perfection to win a game against the Warriors.
McCollum had a mere six points on 2-of-12 shooting and missed all four of his three-point attempts.
Luckily this team will retain much of its roster, and hope for a full and healthy season from Jusuf Nurkic.
Before the series even started, there was a Chance the Rapper concert scheduled at Oracle during what would have been Game 5. Expecting the Warriors will sweep the Blazers, though, feels a bit presumptuous. No one on Golden State is expecting that, to be fair. But is the NBA? Well, no need to worry because the sweep happened.
If Game 5, had happened, it would have been played on April 26 at Oracle Arena. The same night as the Chance concert.
Chance is getting bigger and bigger, but I initially thought maybe he wasn’t slated to perform at Oracle. I saw him in Dallas last year, and he played at a large concert venue rather than an even larger arena. (Highly recommend it, by the way.) But …
We reached out to Warriors PR, and they gave us this statement.
When booking concert events at the arena during a playoff run, we typically schedule contingency dates for that event. The Warriors will have the priority on April 26th.
A formal announcement for the Chance the Rapper show is in the works, pending that the show will be moved.
Good news for you if you have tickets to this show. It’s still on!
Texas running back D’Onta Foreman had a tremendous season on the field for the Longhorns last year, rushing for 2,028 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns, and winning the Doak Walker award for best running back in the nation. Off the field, he suffered a tremendous loss.
The 2010 NFL Draft didn’t have the flashy top of the order fans might’ve liked to see — only four of the first 12 players selected are still with the teams that drafted them — but it was still one of the more talented draft classes from top to bottom in quite some time. It was also a unique draft, in that teams managed to find talented playmakers in virtually every round of the draft.
2010 was not the year for quarterbacks, as first-overall selection Sam Bradford, who certainly didn’t live up to his pedigree as the top pick, was far and away the best QB, and even the best value, of the draft class. Among the names who didn’t pan out at the position include Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, and Colt McCoy. Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in 2010, just five remain in the league and only one holds a starting position. Only Tebow has won a playoff game, let alone started one, and he’s playing baseball now.
All in all, the 2010 NFL Draft boasts a solid class, highlighted by several superstars who are still making a difference in games nearly a decade after their initial selections.
Rounding up and compiling mock drafts to predict the 2017 NFL Draft.
Now that the 2016 NFL season is over, all eyes turn to the 2017 offseason. The big event is the NFL draft, scheduled for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.
The Cleveland Browns are at the top of the draft order following their 1-15 season, but they also have the No. 12 selection thanks to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. While there’s still time for players to climb up or slide down boards, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the near consensus choice to be Cleveland’s No. 1 pick.
By surveying as many mock drafts as possible, we can get a good idea of the directions experts expect most teams to go.
A few notes:
This will be updated consistently until draft day.
Players selected less than five percent of the time fall in the “others” category.
Mock drafts that include trades are not included.
With a lot of similar colors, I know some of the slices can be hard to tell apart (sorry, Raiders fans). Hover over or click on the chart and it’ll show the numbers and name for each individual slice. It also can be read like a clock with the names on the right representing the slices clockwise around the chart.
All the mock drafts used are listed at the bottom.
No. 1 Cleveland Browns
Most popular selection: Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett