Thursday, May 17, 2012

05/17 (Thunder) Quickie

Thunder d. Lakers: For all the offensive pyrotechnics of Durant and Westbrook and Harden, last night's comeback close-out felt like a defining moment for the Thunder.

(As for the Lakers' final shot? Kobe was supposed to get the ball, but MWP saw Blake open in the corner for an entirely reasonable shot. It was the right play to make -- but you can't disprove a negative, which is why Kobe's fans are howling this morning (the way Kobe was shooting at the end of the game, he had far less of a chance of making a contested shot as Blake had of making an uncontested one).

Celtics Take Game 3: I'm not a huge KG fan, but I am absolutely loving his renaissance as an elite talent in his late-30s.

LeBron/Heat/Bosh: Yes, it's harder for LeBron to play power forward than it is for him to play small forward on the perimeter. But it's not like he doesn't have the physique to pull it off -- he's like twice the size of Kevin Love. I'd love to see him go 20/20, but it sounds like he might not be up for the challenge.

NHL: Fantastic (arguably must-have) win for the Devils last night. Totally changes the feel of the series.

NFL: Hard to understand why the Saints aren't giving Drew Brees what he wants.

MLB: You know Pujols is having a tough season when every home run -- and he's now up to all of two of them -- is the lead MLB story of the night.

Preakness: I'll say Bodemeister wins the rematch with I'll Have Another, who won't even place.

Pop on over to Quickish to catch up on the best takes on all these stories, plus some really great other reads.

-- D.S.

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