For those obsessed with tracking NBA playoffs position even though it’s only late November, the Knicks began the week with a record of 4-10 before facing the Houston Rockets Monday to start a three-game, five-day road trip.
Was Smith’s response directed solely at his hecklers, or at his own mistakes, at his inability to have an impact on the team, at their defensive mistakes that allowed Detroit to drive 90 yards downfield in 14 plays for a touchdown?
Over a span of five days, the Giants dramatically altered the trajectory of their season—at least for now.
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings, less than 30 minutes removed from setting a career high with 176 yards rushing on 34 carries, leading his team to a 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans
The tenor exuded by the Giants in the locker room and beyond after Sunday’s 25-14 loss at MetLife Stadium to the Arizona Cardinals was optimism and hope.
A team’s first game of the NFL regular season often triggers an overreaction from fans and media. However, the Giants’ loss to the Detroit Lions on the road Monday night, a 35-14 thorough whipping, perhaps was an ominous indicator of what is to come.
The question that must be examined as the Giants move toward their first game of the regular season Sept. 8 on the road against the Detroit Lions is, are they better than the 7-9 unit of last season?
In the NBA, there is no longer an offseason. The term has become theoretical. Nowadays, teams are built into winners in large part through free agent signings.
Shortly after the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals, the normally reserved Tim Duncan vowed that he and his teammates would avenge the crushing series defeat to the Miami Heat that they suffered in the 2013 NBA Finals.
On the eve of the start of this year’s NBA Finals, many prognosticators picked the San Antonio Spurs to defeat the Miami Heat in the best-of-seven series in large part because of the versatility of Kawhi Leonard.