In a tightly fought game that saw 15 ties and 12 lead changes, the Hornets went on a 20-11 run over the last 5:17 to erase a five-point deficit at 79-74. Rashad Vaughn’s 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining brought the Heat to within one, 88-87, but the Hornets went 6-of-6 from the foul line down the stretch to ice it.
Charlotte shot 47.9 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Nothing frustrating about it, Jackson said, though it’s a far cry from the league in which his father, Jaren Sr., (1989-2002) played.
No. Whatever helps each team do their best is what lineup they’re going to put out, Jackson said. They’re going to put the best players on the floor every time. You look at a team like the Warriors, they switch everything. They can play all different positions. That’s what they’re good at.
That’s what these guys, given their size, are remarkably good at too.
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And in expressing this in the second of his three-part ESPN special, George doesn’t seem to rule out a return to the Thunder — or perhaps a move back to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.
I’m going to get paid what I deserve off of what I bring to the table, George said. That’s not my concern. The most important thing is winning a championship.
Manuel Margot (R), 21 percent, San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (RHP Trevor Williams): It’s time to start paying attention to Margot again. After being a popular sleeper during draft season, the speedy outfielder hit just Robert Alford Youth Jersey .189/.234/.288 during his first 37 games. Since then, however, he’s hitting .313/.394/.500 in 30 games. He’s also regained his spot at the top of the Padres’ lineup. Williams, who owns a 5.23 ERA during the past two months, doesn’t figure to slow Margot down.
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