Quote of the day
"I don't think it was rusty. Just anxious." -- Orlando center Dwight Howard, after an opening loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference finals
The Celtics are Exhibit A in the case for “timing is everything.” After starting the season well, age looked like it had taken over and they were even finding ways to lose to teams like the Nets – in Boston! But somehow, everyone got healthy at the right time, and the team is now clicking on all cylinders – even though they almost ran out of gas yesterday in the fourth quarter (or perhaps Orlando finally recovered from the long layoff.) If they can stay healthy, the schedule should provide ample rest this week (only 2 games in the next 6 days). Then they have to find a way to keep their legs young for the second week, when games are scheduled every other day.
Andre Ethier had been the hottest hitter in baseball for the last month. Then suddenly, he sustained a broken fingertip while taking batting practice on Saturday. It’s not yet clear if he’ll try to play through it or head to the DL, but either way, it’s a big disappointment if you had him.
Congrats to Nuclear Gophers (-52) who took the weekend best ball honors in GuruGolf. Worst ball honors were taken by Ping Me with a +46.