Countdown: Lakers vs. Heat, Game 1 of the NBA Finals; Previews, social meda reaction — Press Telegram

Follow Southern California Newspaper Group’s Kyle Goon as he covers the Lakers during the NBA Finals inside the bubble in Orlando. Read previews, predictions and social media takes prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers at Heat, which starts at 6 p.m. During the game, follow for live updates, highlights and…

Countdown: Lakers vs. Heat, Game 1 of the NBA Finals; Previews, social meda reaction — Press Telegram

LEBRON JAMES = WILT CHAMBERLAIN NBA FINALS PT.2 — BBallScholar

More finals means more reasons to case that I am the best player in this generation or maybe ever. -LEBRON JAMES *inner mindset* LBJ LAST 10 PLAYOFF RESULTS Having a easier path to the nba finals is calculated it’s not determined. Lebron plays chess with 5 moves ahead of his opponents. Check out part one […]

LEBRON JAMES = WILT CHAMBERLAIN NBA FINALS PT.2 — BBallScholar

Ty Lue reportedly scheduled to interview with Rockets next week — Rockets Wire

Lue met with the 76ers on Tuesday, and he’s scheduled to meet with the Pelicans on Friday — just a few days before a meeting with Houston.

Ty Lue reportedly scheduled to interview with Rockets next week — Rockets Wire

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is scheduled to interview for the vacant Houston Rockets job next week, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lue, who worked under Doc Rivers last season as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers, is also a candidate there to replace Rivers. Among other options, he’s still reportedly in the mix for the Philadelphia 76ers job, along with Rivers and former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.https://widgets.thescore.com/embeds/379ad259-7bec-478d-9788-a28695088c55/DE4B63807AD5C1FEB14D39CE5E54D146

The New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to meet with Lue on Friday, just a few days prior to his scheduled interview with Houston.

Now 43 years old, Lue led the Cavaliers to their only NBA title in 2016. Over parts of four seasons as head coach, Lue compiled a 128-83 record (.607) in the regular season and 41-20 (.671) in the playoffs. Among many attributes, he was well regarded for his ability to build relationships with All-Star players like LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving.

Ty Lue meets with the #Sixers about vacant coaching job https://t.co/ArLTjUBvwL via @phillyinquirer

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) September 30, 2020

Last week, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported that Lue was a “serious candidate” for the Rockets. As such, their interest progressing to the interview phase shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Besides Lue, other current candidates for the Rockets are believed to include Rivers; fellow Clippers assistant Sam Cassell; former Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson; Dallas assistant Stephen Silas; Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr.; and former Houston head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

There is no clear timetable for a hire to be made.

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Clippers assistant Ty Lue will obviously be a candidate to replace Doc Rivers in LA, remains in the hunt for the Philadelphia job — although Mike D’Antoni is widely considered the favorite — and Lue has also received support for the Houston job, league sources say

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 29, 2020

Former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo could define Lakers-Heat series — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> When a reporter asked Monday about a University of Kentucky connection with Pat Riley, Frank Vogel’s eyes brightened. “A lot of us in this series!” he exclaimed. The Wildcats are well represented on both sides. For the Lakers, there’s Vogel (a Rick Petino student manager and video coordinator) and Rajon…

Former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo could define Lakers-Heat series — Daily News

New York Rangers to buy out Henrik Lundqvist — RMNB

Henrik Lundqvist will not be returning to the New York Rangers next season. The Athletic’s Rick Carpiniello is reporting that on Wednesday the Rangers will buy Lundqvist out of the final year of his seven-year, $59.5 million deal that has a cap hit of $8.5 million. Lundqvist, 38, is the team’s franchise leader in wins, […]

New York Rangers to buy out Henrik Lundqvist — RMNB

In the bubble, LeBron James’ routines and team bonds have kept him and Lakers on track — Press Telegram

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In the most rigid routines, small deviations appear like gulfs. LeBron James is a man of regimen. He likes to arrive on the first bus to the arena on game nights. He sleeps “more than anyone I know,” said Anthony Davis, with some players whispering that can be up to…

In the bubble, LeBron James’ routines and team bonds have kept him and Lakers on track — Press Telegram

Blue Jays have their greatest strength sapped in Game 1 loss to Rays — The Latest News

[ad_1] Before Rays right-hander Nick Anderson entered Game 1 of the AL wild card round on Tuesday, the typically prolific Blue Jays lineup managed just two hits and whiffed 10 times through 6 1/3 innings. With runners on first and second in the seventh, Anderson jammed Teoscar Hernandez with a two-strike fastball, forcing a pop […]

Blue Jays have their greatest strength sapped in Game 1 loss to Rays — The Latest News

Earlier than Rays right-hander Nick Anderson entered Recreation 1 of the AL wild card spherical on Tuesday, the usually prolific Blue Jays lineup managed simply two hits and whiffed 10 occasions via 6 1/3 innings.

With runners on first and second within the seventh, Anderson jammed Teoscar Hernandez with a two-strike fastball, forcing a come out, and retired Joe Panik through line out. Anderson labored round a pair of hits the following body, permitting one run, to arrange teammate Peter Fairbanks for his first save of the season.

In limiting harm, Anderson preserved among the finest staff pitching performances towards the potent Blue Jays in 2020. Toronto averaged greater than 5 runs per recreation this 12 months earlier than shedding 3-1 in Recreation 1. Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

Toronto now faces elimination as a result of its offense disappeared, not as a result of the employees it frightened could be inadequate didn’t carry out.

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The Blue Jays are poised to be offensive juggernauts for a few years, largely due to Cavan Biggio (116 profession OPS+), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (109 profession OPS+) and Bo Bichette (137 profession OPS+) on the high of their order. The younger trio will not hit free company till 2026. Complementary mashers Randal Grichuk (106 profession OPS+), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (123 profession OPS+) and Hernandez (114 profession OPS+) are beneath contract till not less than 2024.

However the group’s first go at October baseball Tuesday went poorly and, barring a fast turnaround on this best-of-3 sequence, its postseason debut will likely be short-lived.

Whereas some Blue Jays followers blamed supervisor Charlie Montoyo for making too many pitching adjustments in Recreation 1, the mixture of Matt Shoemaker and 4 relievers allowed solely 4 hits and stored the competition shut. The highest 4 spots in Toronto’s order, in the meantime, struck out eight occasions and went 1 for 13.

The Rays current a tricky impediment for Blue Jays batters, maybe jittery on a stage they weren’t supposed to achieve so quickly. Snell is without doubt one of the high left-handed aces in MLB, and projected Recreation 2 starter Tyler Glasnow will be equally efficient at getting hitters to chase pitches out of the strike zone. Tampa Bay’s bullpen is loaded with rocket arms.

Plus, because the No. 8 seed within the AL, it was at all times going to be a problem for Toronto to advance.

Worst-case situation, the Blue Jays’ batch of proficient however inexperienced hitters will depart a busy 2020 having internalized the sensation of being within the playoffs. Whatever the Recreation 2 outcome and a possible Recreation 3, then, the membership can take solace in gaining that psychological edge, even when it might be mystifying for its bats to cease producing after being dependable all year long.

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals again — this time on opposite sides — Daily News

It’s as though the subplots have subplots in this NBA Finals, both teams’ histories are so tightly entangled. At the top of the heap of angles: LeBron James’ tenure with the Miami Heat, which is why he was asked during media day Tuesday: “How do you feel about Pat Riley?” “That’s such a broad question,”…

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals again — this time on opposite sides — Daily News