With commissioner Roger Goodell ceding the stage to various NFL alumni for the announcement of picks on day two of the draft, former players from a number of teams took the opportunity to take shots at the Cowboys in their home stadium.
And nobody relished that chance more than former Eagles kicker David Akers.
Announcing the Eagles’ selection with the 49th overall pick, Akers taunted Dallas over division rival Philadelphia’s recent victory in Super Bowl 52 in an epic speech.
Authentic Womens Carlton Fisk Jersey If you blinked, you might have missed the Rockets’ 11-0 run to open the half. Harden and Paul combined to score every point, taking turns dancing Joe Thornton Womens Jersey off the dribble, as they did so many times this season, when Houston was 44-5 when both of them played.
It didn’t get much better for Minnesota the rest of the quarter. The Rockets were 14-of-23 from the floor, 9-of-13 from 3-point range and 13-of-13 from the line as they came within a point of matching the 1962 Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff record for points in a quarter.
We can be that team, said sixth man Eric Gordon, who had eight points in the quarter, including a 3 at the buzzer. We just hadn’t gotten into a flow throughout this whole series. It was good to see that.
It’s a frightening sight for any team in the Rockets’ path.
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When the Bucks surround Antetokounpo with shooters, they have been nigh unstoppable offensively in the series. Meanwhile, his length and rebounding, along with his ability to defend opposing center Al Horford, also have been key for the Bucks’ defense.
There’s a strong argument that Holiday has been as impressive as teammate Anthony Davis, perhaps even more so. He is the engine of the Pelicans’ offense, mixing great decision-making with an aggressive scoring style that pushes the whole unit forward.
He is also a scrappy defender, and when he was defending Damian Lillard he did as much as anyone to slow down the Trail Blazers’ most important line of attack.
Simmons stepped up in a major way down the stretch of the regular season with Joel Embiid injured. He continued to lead the 76ers in the early part of the playoffs before Embiid’s return.
Health. The Penguins were nicked up a bit in Round 1. They missed Patric Hornqvist and, later, Evgeni Malkin. Yet surprisingly, especially during Malkin’s absence in Game 6, they did not miss a beat. We’ll see if there are any lingering effects from those injuries. Burakovsky underwent minor surgery for an upper-body injury and could be back later in the playoffs, though probably not to start this round. Advantage: Capitals.