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    Five Quick Thoughts for a Monday: 1. Ra Shede Hageman Womens Jersey . NORRIS COLE (Heat): Its funny, you watch a guy play and now really produce and it just jumps off the page at you - why? You put a young player with potential in a winning environment where there is veteran leadership, outstanding coaching and management and a way that things are done and its a wonderful environment for growth, improvement in a climate of constant accountability and expectation of achievement/production. When he was drafted out of Cleveland State this was a young man who could go either way as a pro but the professionalism of the team that drafted him has been a wonderful place for him to be nurtured and educated on how to be a good pro. Hes really impressed me with his play off the bench and has made a significant difference against Indiana in key moments. Proper environment truly does effect outcomes. 2. INDY DEFENCE: Im sorry but the Pacers have NO chance of winning this series if they continue to allow the Heat to shoot 50 per cent plus as theyve done in all of the first three games. The Pacers have been an outstanding defensive team the past few years and thats their "calling card" - it sure aint their offence! To think that youre going to run up and down with the Heat and match buckets - good luck with that. The small/skilled lineups that the Heat throw out there are making Roy Hibbert and David West ineffective to say the least. Its easy to say but hard to do, but the Pacers have to start mucking it up and make this a much more physical and hotly contested defensive style of play. Miami is a flow team and if you allow them to get in rhythm and swing the ball with minimal resistance you might as well set up tee times for next week. The D had better be drastically better on Monday night or this series will wind down quickly. 3. SERGE IBAKA and REGGIE JACKSON (Thunder): A combined 30 points from two starters vs. minimal production from Nick Collison and Thabo Sefolosha - what a difference! Add another playmaker in Jackson (five assists) to the mix and suddenly the ball moves with a purpose and they look like a "team" instead of an "iso show" and then Ibaka was brilliant coming back from the injury with seven boards and four blocks - talk about impact performance. Suddenly the rim/paint was being protected and the Thunder played with some force and swagger defensively and on the boards. Good players used properly and healthy enough to play changes how things go drastically. Winning is really hard and you need your top guys there or you are overwhelmed at times. Now that looked like the OKC Thunder on Sunday night. If they can continue to play that way weve got a series that will go seven games. 4. NBA DRAFT: You watch the Playoffs so far and the thing that continues to jump out at me is how the NBA has changed over the years. How that reflects on this years Draft is that if youre the Cavs and the Bucks with the first two picks youve really got to think long and hard about how Joel Embiids game fits in the league today versus the upside over a 10-12 year period of guys like Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. This has become a perimeter-based league with skilled guys who can do it all versus the traditional brand of power basketball which still has its place in the game...yet at what price? Always a terrific philosophical discussion for GMs, executives and coaches to hash out. 5. POTENTIAL VS. PRODUCTION (Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors): You can talk about the No. 20, 37 and 59 picks in this years Draft that the Raptors have and the free agent decisions and possible moves that GM Masai Ujiri can make this off-season. But for the Raptors to continue to improve and take nice gradual building steps over the next few years the significant improvement in every respect from these two youngsters is paramount. Players are made in the off-season and teams are developed in-season. Will these two young men pay the price between now and early October and come back stronger, more skilled, more knowledgeable and ready to be consistent winning pieces that take an organization from respectable to another gear? Only time will tell. "To whom much is given (major minutes and starting opportunities as sophomores), much is expected." Cant wait to see what both young men come back like in the Fall. Their improvement/development will define the next step for the Raptors. Lots of attention will be focused on the role of head coach Dwane Casey and his staff along with the support staff in the further growth of both guys but in my opinion its a whole lot more now on these two guys personally of how bad do they want to be next level players? When you reach your third year as a pro its time for you to be able to "figure it out" on your own and the coaches are there to guide you on the proper path - yet its on YOU. Its time to be consistent producers in every respect. How these young men (I really like both of them) take personal ownership of their professional careers will set the stage for the long-term direction of the Raptors and the moves Ujiri needs to make accordingly to fill in the blanks. The proper environment exists for both to improve significantly - now its on them to seize the opportunity given to them. Vic Beasley Womens Jersey . Serves hit by her surgically repaired shoulder often missed the mark, resulting in 12 double-faults. Keanu Neal Falcons Jersey . If one fighter gases, he usually gets beat up pretty bad from that point on.Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Lance Stephenson banked in a 3-pointer as time expired in the second overtime, lifting the Charlotte Hornets over the Atlanta Hawks, 122-119, on Friday. The Hawks actually had the first chance to break the 119-119 tie, inbounding the ball with 2.7 seconds left. But Kyle Korver was called for an offensive foul. Following a timeout, Stephenson took a pass from Marvin Williams and hit the game-winning shot from the top of the arc. Stephenson ended with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who have won two in a row since a three-game skid. Al Jefferson added 34 points and nine boards. Al Horford had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who fell to 1-3 on the young season. Jeff Teague and Korver tallied 22 and 20 points, respectively, with Teague also dishing out 15 assists. Final Score: Orlando 112, Minnesota 103 (OT) Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Gordon scored 17 points and made a number of highlight reel plays down the stretch as the Orlando Magic topped the Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-103, in overtime. Gordon had played sparingly off the bench in his young NBA career, but enjoyed a coming out party on Friday. The fourth overall pick in the 2014 draft shot 6-of-9 from the floor for 17 points and pulled down six rebounds while fellow rookie Elfrid Payton netted 15 points and handed out a team-high four assists. Tobias Harris scored 17 points with 16 rebounds for Orlando, winners in two straight after opening the season with four losses. Kevin Martin scored 21 points for Minnesota, which lost point guard Ricky Rubio to a sprained ankle in the second quarter. Corey Brewer and Nikola Pekovic added 16 apiece. Final Score: Chicago 118, Philadelphia 115 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - No Derrick Rose again, no problem. Although the Chicago Bulls had to fend off the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers in the closing minutes. Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and the Bulls hung on for a 118-115 victory over the 76ers on Friday night. Trailing by as many as 18 in the second half, Hollis Thompson and Chris Johnson hit 3-pointers in less than a 10-second span to cap a 13-3 flurry and pull the Sixers within a point. After Thompson hit his three with 14.9 seconds remaining, Kirk Hinrich missed two foul shots and Johnson swished a left corner trey to cut the deficit to 116-115 with 5.9 ticks on the clock. Hinrich then sunk two free throws with 2.1 seconds to go and Johnsons halfcourt heave at the buzzer was well short. Philadelphia played Fridays game with just nine healthy players. Final Score: Boston 101, Indiana 98 Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jared Sullinger scored 17 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-98 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Jeff Green scored 15 points for Boston, while Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley netted 12 and 11 points, respectively. Roy Hibbert finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who have lost five straight since an opening-night victory over winless Philadelphia. Chris Copeland tallied 17 points and Donald Sloan added 15 in the setback. Final Score: Brooklyn 110, New York 99 Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Deron Williams had 29 points and six assists as the Brooklyn Nets routed the New York Knicks 110-99 on Friday night. Brook Lopez posted 20 points and nine rebounds, while Joe Johnson added 18 points and seven boards for the Nets, who have won three of their last four games since dropping their opener at Boston. Brooklyn was 14-of-24 from beyond the arc. Carmelo Anthony netted 19 points, but was just 5-of-20 from the field for New York, which has lost three in a row. Final Score: Detroit 98, Milwaukee 95 Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and five rebounds in the Detroit Pistons 98-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. Brandon Jennings added 15 points, six assists and two steals for the Pistons, who have won two in a row. Josh Smith and Caron Butler each tallied 14 points and Andre Drummond donated 11 points and 10 rebounds.. Julio Jones Super Bowl Jersey. Jabari Parker ended with 18 points, five boards and three steals for the Bucks, who have lost two straight. Brandon Knight had 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Final Score: Toronto 103, Washington 84 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had a triple-double and DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points as the Raptors crushed the Washington Wizards on Friday, 103-84, sending a message to the rest of the Eastern Conference in the process. Lowry went for 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, posting a triple-double for the sixth time in his career. DeRozan shot 7-of-13 from the floor and made all 11 of his free throws, and Terrence Ross dropped 18 points for the winners. The Raptors are 5-1 for the first time in team history. Washingtons starters shot 11-for-48, with none of them cracking digits in the scoring column in the humbling setback. Otto Porter led three reserves in double figures with 13 points. Final Score: Memphis 91, Oklahoma City 89 Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley scored 20 points with five assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies remain unbeaten with a 91-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Courtney Lee tallied 17 points and Zach Randolph deposited 16 points with seven rebounds for Memphis, which continued the best start in franchise with a sixth straight win. Reggie Jackson led the depleted Thunder with 22 points, Jeremy Lamb scored 17 in his season debut and Steven Adams registered 13 points with 11 rebounds. Oklahoma City, which had won three straight regular-season home games in the series, has dropped three straight overall since a 102-91 win over Denver. Final Score: Sacramento 114, Phoenix 112 (2-OT) Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds but fouled out late in regulation and had to watch two overtime periods from the bench. His teammates stepped up in crunch time and the Sacramento Kings took a 114-112 win over the Phoenix Suns, extending one of the best starts in franchise history. Darren Collison had 16 points and Ben McLemore scored 15 for the Kings, who improved to 5-1 on the young season despite shooting just 3-of-16 from behind the arc. They have also won five straight games for the first time since 2006-07. Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and eight assists for Phoenix, losers in three of four. Goran Dragic scored 22 points and Miles Plumlee filled the stat sheet with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Final Score: Dallas 105, Utah 82 Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas revamped offense impressed throughout the first week of the NBA season, but it was humbled Thursday night in Portland. The Mavericks bounced back on Friday night. Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Mavericks routed the Utah Jazz, 105-82, on Friday night. Tyson Chandler posted 15 points and 13 boards and Monta Ellis tallied 13 points, six assists and three steals for the Mavericks, who suffered a 108-87 loss against the Blazers. After leading the NBA with 111.8 points per game and a 52.4 percent field-goal percentage through its first four games, Dallas shot just 36.7 percent and was 5-of-23 from beyond the arc Thursday. The Mavs shot 47.7 percent (42-of-88) from the floor Friday. Alec Burks netted 14 points to lead Utah, which was coming off Gordon Haywards buzzer-beating win over Cleveland Wednesday. Final Score: Cleveland 110, Denver 101 Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James scored 22 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers snap a two-game losing streak with a 110-101 win over the Denver Nuggets. Kevin Love went for 19 points and eight boards, Anderson Varejao supplied 15 points and Kyrie Irving netted 12 points with six assists for the Cavs, who had seven players in double figures. Randy Foye poured in a game-high 28 points off the bench for Denver, which has lost four straight. Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson each deposited 14 points in the setback. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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