The Golden State Warriors will have rare double-revenge motivation Saturday night when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a matchup of teams coming off what they hope will be momentum-building wins.
The Warriors used a strong start as the driving force in their 134-127 home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night in both teams’ first game after the All-Star break.
Ninety miles to the northeast in Sacramento, the Thunder blew a 23-point lead before Russell Westbrook bailed them out with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that produced a 110-107 road win over the Kings.
Golden State was far better in the first quarter against the Clippers, limiting the visitors to 23 points on 41.7 percent shooting while building an 11-point lead.
He recognizes he needs to be crafty in the way he plays.
“If you don’t have the skating ability like Connor does, which I don’t, clearly, it’s hard to beat guys with speed for me,” Draisaitl told reporters after the Colorado win. “I’ve got to find other ways.”
McDavid said Draisaitl doesn’t get the attention he deserves.
He’s one of the best players in the world,” McDavid said. “He showed that last year. He’s really come on here in the last little bit, and is playing great hockey.”
Hurney has been Carolina’s interim general manager since July 19, 2017. He previously was the team’s GM from 2002-12.
Marty is the perfect person to help us in the interim, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said. He worked with us for 15 years and understands the culture we have here. He had a lot to do with the core of our team being in place. I’m thankful that he is willing to help us in this transition period.
He’d spend the next fall with the Rams. In his one season with St. Louis, he’d pilot the league’s 32nd-ranked scoring offense. Despite that failure, he’d still find the chance to redeem himself with the Patriots after 2011 offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien left to rebuild Penn State’s football program. McDaniels, who was New England’s offensive coordinator from 2006-08, returned to the same role in 2012 and has remained there since.
It’s possible that McDaniels will be Belichick’s successor for the Patriots, or maybe he just got cold feet at the last second. Either way, this latest stunt is just the latest PR disaster for McDaniels, who continues to burn bridges everywhere outside New England.