Archive for April 20th, 2018

Embiid Is Back, Warriors And Pelicans Win Game 3, Yankees Invite 4th Grader To Lunch


Game 3 NBA Playoff updates:

Joel Embiid is back on the court after three weeks on the bench due to a fractured orbital bone.  Wearing an intimidating mask for protection,  he came back with a vengeance and scored 23 points for a 128-108 win over the Miami Heat, putting the 76ers up 2-1 in the series. Speaking of the now infamous mask, the Sixers spent quite a bit of time and money (and worked with the University of Pennsylvania) ensuring the mask could adequately protect Embiid.

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs with their game 3 win on Thursday. It was a tough night for the Spurs as they were mourning the passing of Greg Popovich’s wife Erin, who had suffered from a long-term illness.

The New Orleans Pelicans are also one win away from a sweep over the Portland Trailblazers. The Pelicans Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff high of 30 points. He is the third Pelican to score at least 30 points in the first three games of the series, joining Anthony Davis who scored 35 points in game 1 and Jrue Holiday who scored 33 in game 2.


The New York Yankees are hoping to help end bullying. They posted a video in response to a video from a 10-year-old girl who recorded a video describing how she was bullied every day at school. A number of Yankee players then recorded a video showing their support of her courage and inviting her to come sit with them at their lunch table. According to Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, “All of (the) guys were really excited to be a part of that. To stand up for something like that was an easy call for us as an organization, for our players. Hopefully we can make a difference not only in this situation, but across the country. It’s not OK.”

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