Sports News- August 19th

By: Frank Hyden

Game 1 of each NBA Playoff series is now complete, and there’s been some interesting outcomes. As things stand, (links are to the NBA.com story about the game)

Toronto Raptors lead 1-0 over the Brooklyn Nets with Game 2 today at 1:30pm Eastern

Denver Nuggets lead 1-0 over the Utah Jazz with Game 2 today at 4pm Eastern

Boston Celtics lead 1-0 over the Philadelphia 76ers with Game 2 today at 6:30pm Eastern

Los Angeles Clippers lead the Dallas Mavericks 1-0 with Game 2 tonight at 9pm Eastern

Miami Heat lead Indiana Pacers 1-0 with Game 2 tomorrow at 1pm Eastern

Houston Rockets lead Oklahoma City Thunder 1-0 with Game 2 tomorrow at 3:30pm Eastern

Orlando Magic lead Milwaukee Bucks 1-0 with Game 2 tomorrow at 6pm Eastern

Portland Trailblazers lead Los Angeles Lakers 1-0 with Game 2 tomorrow at 9pm Eastern

There’s been some great performances in these opening games. Luka Doncic had 42 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds. But he also had 11 turnovers so there’s something to work on. Donovan Mitchell scored 57 points, had 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in the overtime loss. Let’s hope we see some equally great action in the Game 2 matchups.

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Gerald McCoy has been released by the Cowboys, after suffering a season ending quad tear. Tough break as he’s a good D-lineman and you could always use those. Really tough break for McCoy, who’s struggled with leg injuries in his career and at 32 years old, has to rehab once again.

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Chris Hogan has signed with the New York Jets. He’s now been with the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and was on the Miami Dolphins practice squad before his NFL debut so he’s now made the whole trip around the AFC East. Frank Gore would equal that if he were to sign with the New England Patriots before he retires.

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