Double Sports Elimination Tonight: The Penguins can clinch their first-round streak against Rangers, while the Warriors look to punch their card into the Western Conference Finals with a win over the Grizzlies. To another NBA team about to be eliminated…
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Joel Embiid has done everything in his power to lead the 76ers this season, but the hulking man on the hook doesn’t get any boost when he needs it most.
On Tuesday, Miami defeated Philly by 35 points to advance 3-2 in the series, and the Sixers continued a questionable streak – All three losses were double digits. Embiid, who missed the first two games of the series due to an orbital fracture, scored just 17 points – and He received next to any help from his teammatesIncluding James Harden.
for a team of 149 million dollars salaries is seventh highest In the NBA and with minimal financial flexibility going forward, it looks like another lost season amid Embiid’s heyday.
Embiid was a MVP finalist and won the NBA title (30.6 PPG) – the Sixers were 31-16 when he was the only superstar this season, before the Harden trade.
Harden – Set to get Extension of 270 million dollars He scored 14 points in a 5-13 shot in the fifth game.
Tobias Harris (17.2 PPG in the playoffs) did not live up to expectations despite being the team 2nd highest paid player ($36 million) – but still $76.9 million over the next two seasons.
There is only so much an Embiid can do alone and beyond Therese Maxi A goalkeeper for the second year is swinging 20.8 PPG when shooting 49.4% – His teammates don’t go up.
Meanwhile, Miami Jimmy Butler – The second star of the Sixers 2018-19 team to reach the Eastern Conference semi-finals – is fourth in scoring This is postseason (28.3 PPG).
The well-rounded Heat revealed serious cracks in the Sixers’ establishment – Philly (+300) is a heavy underdog to win the series.
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If the first 10 starts of the Reid Detmers’ MLB career were unremarkable, the eleven was historic.
On Tuesday, the rising leftist threw 12 No hitter In the history of angels and First solo no hitter In the league this season for the Los Angeles team that leads AL West.
Detmers is not a household name which is Just earn $710,000 this season, but he was selected 10th in 2020 – and got $4.67 million signing bonus for some reason.
he is the Rookie 25 In MLB history to toss any hitter.
he had Not more than six innings In his career in the big league.
At 22 years and 306 days old, he is the youngest bowler to throw a no hitter since Anibal Sanchez in 2006 (22, 191 days).
Detmers entered the game with 6.33 career era, the third highest in batting time since earned running became official in 1913 (Wilson Alvarez infinity in 1991, Bobo Holloman 8.44 in 53), according to Elias Athletic Bureau.
A fruitful deal like the Detmers provided vital support to ace Shohei Ohtani on a pitching staff who ranks fifth in the AL in ERA (3.39) and second in WHIP (1.10) and opponents hitting average (.213).
With the attack leading the MLB in home runs (55), slow (.432), and OPS (.760), the Angels (21-11) snatched their best 11 (+2200) odds for winning their first World Series since 2002.
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On a night when Kirill Kaprizov – one of the NHL’s loudest players – set the Wild . franchise register With his seventh goal in a playoff series, a Russian winger on the other team stole the show.
Record Vladimir Tarasenko A natural hat trick In the third period to lift St. Louis over Minnesota 5-2, Preparation He scored the first and second goals in the Blues qualifiers, only 68 seconds apart.
The 30-year-old erupted Leading a solid attack quietly put St. Louis only one win from the Western Conference semi-finals.
Tarasenko is now Active X NHLer With a multiple hat-trick in the playoffs.
record 82 points and 48 assists In the regular season.
St.Louis ranked third in the league in terms of goals per game (3.8) and second in strength-playing percentage (27.0%) in 2021-22.
Tarasenko tied with Captain Ryan O’Reilly to achieve the team’s highest level ever $7.5 million For each season – who ranks only 54 in the NHL.
But both will be Unrestricted Free Agents In 2023 – and the team will need to find enough space to hold them after hiring three backstops for $6.5 million each (Justin Falk, Tori Krug, Colton Paraiko).
Despite the momentum, the Blues still have the seventh best odds (+1800) of winning it all – and they will have to face favorites Colorado Avalanche (+210) in the next round.
NBA: Ja Morant has a bruised knee and is “expected” to miss the rest of the post-season. The Grizzlies are one loss away from elimination. ALSO: At the end of the season press conference in Brooklyn, CEO Sean Marks called out the Nets’ culture and said he wanted “selfless” players.
NHL: Defensesman nurse Darnell will attend a hearing with the Player Safety Department after Philip Danault hit his head during the Oilers’ 5-4 loss in overtime to the Kings; LA leads the series 3-2. Also: Toronto’s Michael Banting, Detroit’s Moritz Cedar, and Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras have been announced as Calder Cup finalists.
PLL: Maryland forward Logan Wisnauskas went to Chrome LC overall in the college draft on Tuesday; UNU’s Chris Gray – La Crosse College’s all-time score leader – was named second overall by Atlas LC.