NBA playoff schedule 2017: Raptors, Spurs look to close out series

Thursday night will bring us two elimination games as Raptors-Bucks and Spurs-Grizzlies will both play in their respective Game 6 of each series. The Bucks and Grizzlies have both showed fight as the underdogs in each matchup but will have to pull out home wins in order to keep their seasons alive.

It seemed as if Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks had the Raptors number early in this series. After the Bucks jumped out to a 2-1 lead, the Raptors have won back to back games and now lead the series 3-2. This Milwaukee Bucks team is filled with potential but they are lacking playoff experience like all good young teams do. We’ll see what they’re made of with their backs against the wall on Thursday. The same could be said for the Raptors though. If they’re for real, they won’t let this get to a Game 7.

The second game of the night is Spurs-Grizzlies with Game 6 back in Memphis. The Spurs jumped out to a 2-0 lead but after Game 2 postgame rant from Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, the Grizzlies found new life. Memphis bounced back and won the next two games at home, extending the series as much as they could. The Spurs now lead 3-2 going into tonight’s game but Memphis has been fantastic at home, so anything could happen.

Once again, Bird vowed there would be change and a faster tempo for Pacers in the 2016-2017 season. His first move was to hire Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan without much of a public coaching search. The problem is, McMillan has never been known as a coach who excelled in pace. As a head coach, his teams finished 24th, 27th, 15th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 29th, 30th, 30th, and 30th respectively in pace. His teams have always been quite slow, in fact. Why was Nate McMillan the choice to coach a faster-paced team?
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Definitely draft O.J. Howard if you’re an NFL team that plays Clemson

Former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard put together a modest career during his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, at least statistically speaking. The former five-star recruit’s stat line for 2013 and 2014 combined was just 529 yards and two touchdowns. The next two seasons, his numbers were a bit higher, with 1,197 yards and five touchdowns.

If you follow college football closely and hadn’t heard of Lattimore before last season, you may have first noticed him in Ohio State’s 45-24 win over the Oklahoma Sooners.
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It came on the heels of a breakout game against Tulsa the week before, which earned him National Player of the Week honors. Lattimore had two picks in that Ohio State victory, and he returned one for a touchdown.

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Lattimore sure didn’t look basic as he racked up five tackles and an interception against Oklahoma. That was just the beginning of Lattimore’s star-making season.
The Philadelphia NFL Draft event is slated to be the largest fan experience ever produced by NFL.

One of the cool things about the theater itself is that it’s open-ended, which will give fans along the parkway the opportunity to see what’s happening on stage.

As far as some of the other logistics go, the NFL executives will be at the Franklin Institute, which lies down the Parkway on the other side of the NFL Draft Experience. The prospects’ green room is located backstage during the draft. When their names are called, they will walk down the famous steps to greet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with a handshake.

Dolphins pick Charles Harris based on football talent, not workout numbers

Missouri has been a factory for pass-rushing defensive linemen in recent years. Since 2011, players like Aldon Smith, Sheldon Richardson, Kony Ealy, and Shane Ray have all been snapped up with premium draft picks after wrapping up their careers in Columbia.
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On Thursday, Charles Harris kept that tradition alive. The disruptive defensive end is now a Dolphin after being chosen with the No. 22 selection of the 2017 NFL draft.

The first round of the NFL draft is over, and most of the top-notch players in this draft class now have chances to prove to their new teams why they were worth first-round picks. Many blockbuster trades, big risks, and surprise picks occurred along the way.

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Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals drafted a versatile linebacker, Haason Reddick. He can rush the passer from the outside and clog up rushing lanes as well. He鈥檒l play a valuable role on Arizona鈥檚 stifling defense.

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals rules that the district court’s reasoning in deciding not to release the video is incorrect. Now, according to NewsOK, the district court has to determine whether the video can be released on the grounds that the public’s interest in the surveillance video outweighs the reason for denying access to it.

There is still no decision regarding whether the video will ultimately be released.

Peterson will share carries with running back Mark Ingram

Jimmer Fredette Elite Jersey Deshaun Watson says it would be a slap in the face for Mitchell Trubisky to be drafted before him

Its not that Deshaun Watson doesnt respect Mitchell Trubisky. Watson just thinks hes the better NFL prospect.
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Days before the draft, Watson said teams would live with the consequencesif they draft Trubisky instead of him. On Thursday, Watson doubled down on those comments, saying it would be a slap in the faceif Trubisky comes off the board first. Well, Trubisky was drafted before Watson. The Bears traded up with the San Francisco 49ers to take Trubisky with the second overall pick.

I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints. Im really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit.

Peterson will share carries with running back Mark Ingram, who ran for over 1,000 yards in 2016 in his best season since being drafted by New Orleans in 2011. It will be the Saints hope that by reducing Petersons role and making him a complementary running back there will be less wear-and-tear on his knees, which have caused Peterson to miss the majority of two seasons in the last three years.

Fans wont need to wait long to see if there are any bad feelings between Peterson and the Vikings, as New Orleans and Minnesota are set to face each other in the first week of Monday Night Football.