Around the Horn (April 19, 2018) Sportswriters around the country discuss sports issues

SO HARD — [AUDIO INDISCERNIBLE] >> IT’S “AROUND THE HORN,” HERE IS TONY REALI >> LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, CAVS 46 FROM LEBRON AND YOU WIN BY THREE I THINK KEVIN LOVE TORE A LIGAMENT IN HIS LEFT FINGER BILL PLASCHKE, FIRST CRACK AT YOU, SHOULD CLEVELAND FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES OR WORSE? >> I FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF, YESTERDAY ON THE SHOW I SAID LEBRON WOULD GO OUT IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND HE DID CLEVELAND SHOULD FEEL BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES, LEBRON SCORED 16 POINTS, BEST FIVE MINUTES OF HIS CAREER, AND THEY WIN BY FOUR POINTS KEVIN LOVE IS INJURED HE WAS BAD BEFORE NOW HE’S HURT VICTOR OLADIPO SCORED AND THEY WIN BY FOUR CLEVELAND, LEBRON, A BUNCH OF PACERS, MISMATCH AND INDIANA WINS >> WON BY SIX POINTS HOW ABOUT YOU? >> I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO INDIANA AND GOING TO SAY, WE’RE NOT IN VERY GOOD SHAPE I SALUTE LOU, TWO CHANGES IN THE STARTING LINEUP AND PUT IN SMITH AND CULVER, THE PROBLEM IS, NOW HE’S GOT TWO STARTERS COMING OFF THE BENCH AND THEY OFFERED NOTHING OFF THE BENCH THEY WEAKENED THEIR BENCH SO MUCH, THEY ARE DEPENDENT ON LEBRON, HE’S NOT GETTING ANY HELP THE NUMBER TWO OPTION, KEVIN LOVE, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING MOVING FORWARD TRISTAN THOMPSON IS NOT PLAYING AT ALL, WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO OFFER OTHER THAN LEBRON? HE’S GOT TO BEAT THE WORLD BY HIMSELF I KNOW HE’S THE KING, THE KING NEEDS COURT JESTERS AROUND HIM AND HE DOESN’T HAVE IT >> COURT JESTERS? >> PRINCES OR — >> THANK YOU, YEAH >> GO AHEAD >> LISTEN, THERE IS PROBABLY A MIDDLE GROUND HERE WHERE LEBRON DOESN’T NEED TO SCORE 46, HIS TEAMMATES HIT OPEN SHOTS, WE SAW THEM UNABLE TO DO IN GAME ONE IF THEY CAN FIND BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO, THEY MIGHT BE IN GOOD SHAPE UNFORTUNATELY, IT TOOK FROM FROM LEBRON, VICTOR OLADIPO IN FOUL TROUBLE AND PLAY 28 AND FOR THEM TO BE AT HOME FOR ALL THIS TO COME TOGETHER FOR A MEASLY THREE-POINT WIN HOME TO PACERS, WITH KEVIN LOVE INJURED, OLADIPO PLAYING LONGER THAN THAT AND WHETHER LEBRON CAN REPLICATE THAT, NOW 40 POINTS IN POSTSEASON, ONLY DONE IT 20 TIMES, WHICH IS A LOT, TIED FOR SECOND ALL TIME THAT IS IN EVERY PLAYOFF GAME HE’S EVER PLAYED, LIKELIHOOD OF DOING IT MULTIPLE TIMES IS NOT SUPER HIGH IF THAT IS WHAT THEY NEED, THEY ARE IN BIG TROUBLE >> SHOUT OUT TO BILL PLASCHKE, THINKING LEBRON MIGHT GET OFF TO A GOOD START >> YOU WEREN’T HERE, YOU DIDN’T HEAR IT >> I WAS WATCHING >> AFTER LEBRON, THEY OUTSCORED 94-81 IF I’M INDIANA, I’VE OUTSCORED THEM GO BACK TO REGULAR SEASON, LEBRON PLAYED ALL 82 GAMES, M.V.P. TYPE SEASON THEY ONLY WON 50 GAMES AND FINISHED FOURTH HE’S BEEN CARRYING HIS TEAM ALL ALONG LUE WANT TO A GROUP THEY COULD TRUST, I’M WORRIED ABOUT HOOD, NANCE, CLARKSON >> THAT IS THE THING, YOU HAVE TO RELY ON THE GUYS AT SOME POINT IN THE SERIES, AGAIN, OLADIPO, BEST NET RATING OF ANY PLAYER IN THE SERIES INDIANA HAS BETTER, MORE PLAYERS THAN CLEVELAND, PERIOD >> WE NEED TO SEE TRISTAN THOMPSON, I UNDERSTAND HE’S GOING THROUGH SOMETHING NOT PLAYING AND PLAYING A MINUTE OR SO, THEY PROBABLY NEED HIM IN THERE >> YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE ASKING THAT >> UH-HUH >> OH, BE CAREFUL MOVE ON JAZZ AND — TALK ABOUT HOW WE GOT 1-1 HERE >> BAD, BAD BOY OK.C. BIG THREE ARE BAD, BAD, BAD BOYS, 0-14 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER ONE GAME IN THE SERIES THAT MADE YOU THINK THE THUNDER WOULD DO ANYTHING AND THE OTHER MAKES YOU THINK THEY CAN’T DO NOTHING AND 55 POINTS AND MOST POINTS FOR A GUARD EVER WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT INFORMATION? >> WELL, MITCHELL, AND MICHAEL JORDAN SCORED 53 IN HIS FIRST GAMES TO BE ON ANY LIST WITH MICHAEL JORDAN IS OUTSTANDING HERE IS THE THING, RUSSELL WESTBROOK, PAUL GEORGE AND CARMELO ANTHONY AT HOME IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, 0-14 THE THINK OF ANY BIG THREE OVER THE YEARS, WHETHER LEBRON AND

THE GUYS IN MIAMI, YOU KNOW, BIRD, PARIS, MCHALE, MAGIC JOHNSON, KAREEM, 0-14 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF A CLOSE GAME, HARD TO BELIEVE THAT STAT BLOWS YOU AWAY SARAH SPAIN >> YEAH, BECAUSE IT BLOWS YOU AWAY TIS NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN AGAIN YOU CAN’T DISCARD WHY THEY WENT SO COLD 19-0 RUN, YOU SEE INSTEAD OF GIVING UP, JAZZ COME BACK AND OUTSCORE THEM 28-16 THIS TEAM WON’T SAY, WE GIVE UP, YOU ARE OVERPOWERING US, THEY FOUGHT THEIR WAY BACK, THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE I DON’T THINK THE KOK THREE WILL DO IT THE JAZZ AND MITCHELL, THEY CAN WIN THE SERIES >> WOODY PAIGE >> WE PEOPLE TEND TO AGREE ON WHAT IS GOING ON HERE, YOU GAME SHOW HOSTS DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT >> OOH >> SERIOUS STATS, 6-21, 6-18, 7-19, WHAT DID THEY DO? THEY DIDN’T DO WHAT DONOVAN DID, AFTER HE SHOT POORLY IN THE FIRST HALF, WENT AGGRESSIVELY TO THE BASKET THAT CHANGED THE GAME IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AFTER THEY — AFTER THE 19-0 RUN, THEY CAME BACK IN THE GAME WHAT DID WE SEE AT END OF THE FOURTH QUARTER? OUTSIDE SHOTS FROM CARMELO ANTHONY, BEYOND THE THREE-POINT LINE, GEORGE TRYING TO THROW MID-JUMPERS, THEY DIDN’T GO TO THE BASKET, THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE THUNDER, EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS ALL REGULAR SEASON ONE NIGHT THEY LOOK LIKE BIG THREE, THE NEXT NIGHT, LOOK LIKE LITTLE TRIO >> BILL PLASCHKE, YOUR TAKE-AWAY >> I LIKED IT, WOODY WHEN YOU WERE MIXING MIDEAST METAPHORS THE KEY TO OKLAHOMA CITY, MISSED 14 SHOTS, 10 SHOTS CAME WITHOUT A PASS SO THEY’RE JUST RUNNING AND GUNNING DOWN THE STRETCH YOU GOT TO THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE FIXED UTAH LAST YEAR CAME IN, ON THE ROAD AND BEAT THE CLIPPERS IN SEVEN-GAME SERIES TO START THE PLAYOFFS DONE THIS BEFORE, SOME GUYS HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE, I LIKE UTAH’S CHANCES >> GUESS WHO HASN’T BEEN THERE BEFORE? RICKY RUBIO, HIS FIRST EVER PLAYOFF WIN HE HAD 22 POINTS STARTING FOR THE JAZZ, 50 POINTS CARMELO, PAUL GEORGE, RUSSELL WESTBROOK, 54 UTAH IS GOING TO WIN IF THEY CAN DO THAT SARAH SPAIN >> MITCHELL, PLAYING WITH A TOE INJURY, GREAT HE WAS SUCCESSFUL DOES REST HELP IT OR MAKE IT WORSE? SWELL UP AND GET WORSE? >> C, TELL US THAT ONE >> WHEN YOU HEAR THAT STAT, 55 POINTS, FIRST TWO PLAYOFF GAMES, MOST EVER FOR A GUARD, WHAT DO YOU THINK, BILL PLASCHKE? >> I JUST THINK I’M STUNNED SO MANY TEAMS PASSED ON HIM IN THE DRAFT I’M STUNNED HE’S NOT A LAKER >> I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING A LOT OF TEAMS, LAKERS, KNICKS, DETROIT >> OKAY, DON’T MENTION THE TEAMS WE COVER HERE ABSOLUTELY, WOODY PAIGE, HOW DID DENVER NOT GET A CHANCE? WE’LL MOVE ON SIXERS-HEAT, TONIGHT, JOEL EMBIID DOUBTFUL TO PLAY >> COLLABORATIVE THING FOR JOEL AND DOCTORS AND ME, YOU KNOW, ALL THE STUFF THAT WE TALK AROUND AND FEEL LIKE WE’RE RESPONSIBLE WITH YOURSELF >> MIKE — >> RIGHT THERE, HE’S NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE DECISION-MAKING WOODY, HOW DO YOU THINK THE SIXERS PLAYING THIS WITH JOEL EMBIID DOUBTFUL FOR GAME THREE? >> I DON’T LIKE IT, IT’S COME OUT TODAY, REPORTS SAYING THAT IF THE EYE IS HIT, IT COULD LEAD TO BLINDNESS, THEN WHY DON’T YOU ANNOUNCE HE WILL NOT PLAY THE REST OF THE YEAR YOU THINK IF YOU DO IT IN THE NEXT SERIES, THAT STILL IS NOT A POSSIBILITY? IF HE’S BEEN CLEARED FROM THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL AND HE’S DOING SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WHY DON’T YOU PUT HIM OUT THERE 10 OR 15 MINUTES? IT IS CRITICAL, YOU LOST A GAME AT HOME EVERYBODY SAID, THEY WON 17 WITHOUT HIM THEY WON IF THEY NEEDED TO WIN THEY DIDN’T WIN AT HOME GO DOWN IN THE SERIES 3-1, IF YOU DON’T START PLAYING THIS GUY HE WANTS TO PLAY, GET HIM OUT THERE, SEE WHAT HAPPENS, YOU COULD BE IN A CAR WRECK IN THE SERIES I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE HOLDING BACK FOR? >> YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE JOEL EMBIID’S DECISION, HOW ABOUT YOU PLASCHKE? >> THE CONCUSSION THING, BEEN CLEARED, HE’S FINE THE HE’S WEARING A MASK, MASKS WORK, I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WOULDN’T WORK NOW YOU JUST PUT HIM OUT THERE AS DECOY THE SIXERS ARE TWICE IN EVERY STAT, ALMOST TWICE BETTER OF A TEAM WITH HIM ON THE COURT THAN WITHOUT HIM ON THE COURT I DON’T THINK YOU ARE RISKING LONG-TERM HEALTH HERE PUT HIM OUT THERE, SEE HOW HE DOES PLAY HIM >> GOOD DR. PLASCHKE DOESN’T THINK HE’S RISKING HIS LONG-TERM HEALTH FRANK, HOW ABOUT YOU? >> COME ON, BILL, HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? THE GREATEST NEW ENGLAND ACCENT, SINCE “DEPARTED,” HE WANTS THEM OUT THERE

JOEL EMBIID WANTS OUT THERE CLEARLY THE DOCTORS KNOW SOMETHING WE DON’T THE SIXERS ARE BETTER WITH EMBIID, THERE IS AN ISSUE THERE AND MAYBE THE MASK ISN’T PROTECTING HIM ENOUGH AND WAITING FOR THE BONES TO HEAL ON HIS FACE >> DR. SPAIN, DO YOU CONCUR? >> YEAH, I MEAN, LISTEN, YOU COULD TELL ME THE SIXERS WERE 0-82 WITHOUT HIM AND I WOULD SAY HE SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW GREAT OF AN ASSET HE IS TO THE TEAM WE ALL KNOW THAT, SO DOES HE AND BROWN EVERYBODY WANTS HIM TO PLAY AND ANY OTHER SPORT, WHEN YOU KNOW THE IMPO TUS IS ON THE DOCTORS TO PREVENT A PLAYER AND COACH FROM PLAYING SOMEONE WHEN IT IS NOT SAFE, WE CRITICIZE WHEN THEY HELP THEM THROUGH CONCUSSION PROTOCOL WITHOUT FOLLOWING THROUGH WE ARE SEEING A TEAM DO THE BEST BY ITS ATHLETE, THEY KNOW BETTER THAN DOCTOR PAIGE AND PLASCHKE, WHO THINK A MASK FIXES EVERYTHING, IT FIXES AFTER IMPROPER AMOUNT OF TIME HAS OCCURRED IT BLOWS MY MIND YOU THINK A TEAM HAS BEEN SO PATIENT THUS FAR, AND ONE GET ONE GAME WHEN DWYANE WADE GOT A YOUTH SERUM, THEY CAN WIN WITHOUT HIM, ONE OR TWO GAMES WHEN IT IS NECESSARY >> TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL, SARAH SPAIN >> THAT IS THE DOCTOR I’M GOING FOR MY CARE PLASCHKE, YOU WANT BACK IN? >> I’M NOT SURE HE’S NOT GOING TO PLAY >> IT’S DOUBTFUL >> EVERY BIT OF CHANCE HE’S GOING TO PLAY IN THIS GAME >> ALL RIGHT >> I THINK SO, TOO >> THAT ASIDE, FRANK, TELL ME SOMETHING YOU EXPECT TO SEE TONIGHT AND SOMETHING YOU HOPE TO SEE TONIGHT? HEAT-SIXERS GAME THREE >> YOU NEED MORE OUT OF J.J REDICK THE GAME DWYANE WADE HAD, YOU THINK LEBRON IS SITTING AROUND THINKING, COME OFF MY BENCH, WHY DID WE GIVE AWAY FOR TWO SECOND-ROUND PICK? >> I DO THINK WADE IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO PLAY EXTREMELY WELL AT HOME I MEAN, HIS WIFE TOLD HIM TO COME HOME, I THINK HE’S EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME AND SARAH, YOU DON’T GET THAT IF EMBIID CAN PLAY, THE LONE RANGER, THE MASK WORKED FOR HIM, HE NEVER GOT HURT >> I DON’T GET THAT, YOU ARE RIGHT UNRELATED >> SAM? >> I THINK — IS GOING TO WIN >> PLASCHKE >> EMBIID PLAYS, THEY WIN >> PHILADELPHIA >> >> TRANSFIXING, LET’S GET BACK IN THERE HOW HARDEN WENT 2-18 AND HOUSTON STILL WON BY 20 SOUNDS LIKE A MYSTERY TIS NOT JIMMY BUTLER, SIX SHOTS, 11 POINTS KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, MISSING PERSON, FIVE POINTS LAST NIGHT, 13 IN THE TWO-GAME COMBINED PLASCHKE, IS THAT ON JIMMY BUTLER, KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, THIBODEAUX OR WHAT THE ROCKETS ARE DOING? >> A COMBINATION OF A LOT OF THINGS, A LOT IS KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, BIG MOMENT, BE MORE ACTIVE THE AND THIBODEAU NEEDS TO SCHEME A LOT BETTER SCHEME HAS NOT BEEN GOOD THIBODEAU WANTS THESE GUYS KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS PLAYED A LOT, SHOWING NOW >> THAT IS THE REPUTATION, YOU BELIEVE THAT IS CRITIQUE NOW? WHAT DO YOU SAY? >> THE ROCKETS PLAYED A LOT THIS YEAR I WOULD PUT IT ON KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, DOUBLE-DOUBLE ALL YEAR LONG, HE’S GOT TO BE MORE ASSERTIVE, HE’S GOT TO DEMAND THE BASKETBALL YOU CAN’T BE A SINGLE-SINGLE EVERY NIGHT AFTER BEING A DOUBLE-DOUBLE HE GOT THEM HERE, HE’S GOING TO GET THEM OUT OF HERE IN FOUR DAYS >> SARAH SPAIN? >> YOU CAN’T IGNORE WHEN ALL YOUR STARS ARE NOT BEING UTILIZED, THE BLAME YOU PUT ON THIBODEAUX I LOOK AT KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, SCORED IN SINGLE DIGITS TWICE IN 150 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AND NOW BOTH TIMES THIS POST-SEASON AND TIED FOR FEWEST AMONGST ALL PLAYERS, AVERAGE 20 POINTS OR MORE IN FIRST TWO POST-SEASONS, THIS GUY JUST DOESN’T LIVE UP TO THE MOMENT >> BRINGING THE HEAT >> FRANK ARSOLA? >> MIKE D’ANTONI EIGHT-MAN ROTATION, MINNESOTA LOST THREE WEEKS AGO, THEY PLAYED MEMPHIS IN A GAME AT HOME, THEY LOST THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE LOST TO MEMPHIS THEY WOULD HAVE FINISHED SIXTH AND GOT PORTLAND IN THE FIRST ROUND INSTEAD, NEW ORLEANS GETS THEM, THE MATCHUP IS NOT GOOD FOR THEM >> HARDEN 2-18, SOMETHING OR NOTHING? >> CHRIS PAUL HAD A HUGE GAME, GREEN >> SARAH SPAIN? >> NOTHING UNTIL LATER IN THE PLAYOFFS >> WOODY? >> NOT SO FAR >> UH-HUH >> HE’S GOTTEN PAST GAME SIX, HE’S GOT TO WIN A TITLE >> ONLY GAME TWO >> HOW IS HE SUPPOSED TO HAVE GOTTEN PAST IT? >> GAME TWO >> BARKLEY, THE MAN WITH THE PLAN IN THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PIECE TWO THINGS, ONE, HE HAD A VISION OF BRINGING A CHAMPIONSHIP TO CLEVELAND

AND TWO, HIS PEOPLE WANTING TO PULL ELI MANNING AND FORCE HIS WAY TO THE NEW YORK GIANTS WOODY, DO YOU “BUY OR SELL” ANYTHING FROM THAT? >> I BUY HE WILL END UP WHEREVER HE’S DRAFTED AND HE GOES IF THAT IS CLEVELAND, HE’LL GO THERE AND TRY TO HELP TURN THAT FRANCHISE AROUND IF HE’S DRAFTED BY THE GIANTS NUMBER TWO, I THINK HE’S GOING TO COME TO DENVER UNLIKE, ELI MANNING, HE IS GOING TO GO WHERE HE WANTS TO UNLIKE JOHN ELWAY, HE HAD AN ALTERNATIVE HE DOESN’T HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE >> ANYONE FOLLOW THAT? SARAH SPAIN, YOU? >> I CERTAINLY DID NOT I’M SELLING ANYBODY LEAKING THIS INTENTIONALLY GOOD SCOOP BY THE AUTHOR, I COMMEND HIM ON THAT SAQUON SAID, NO, NO, LOVE TO GO WHEREVER HE ENDED UP IF THEY LEAKED IT ON PURPOSE, DOESN’T SET UP WELL >> ELI MANNING, FRANK, HE CAN PLAY IN NEW YORK, DO YOU SEE ANYTHING THERE? >> GREAT FOR THE GIANTS LIKE YOU MENTION, ELI MANNING, YOU PUT HIM WITH ELI, ODELL BECKHAM, GOOD WORRY ABOUT BRANDING, LEBRON JAMES DONE GOOD JOB BRANDING HIMSELF AND A RUNNING BACK OF BY THE NAME OF JIM BROWN — >> LOVE THIS PART ABOUT THE VISION, HE CAN SELL THAT, HE COULD GO TO CLEVELAND THE END OF THE DAY, END UP WITH GIANTS, QUARTERBACK ANYWAY >> “BUY OR SELL,” MOVE ON >> BOSTON RED SOX 15-2 THEY HAVE BEATEN THE ANGELS ANGELS WERE PLAYING AS GOOD AS ANYBODY GOING IN LIST OF GREATEST STARTS, 15-2, RIGHT ON IT SARAH, WHAT DO YOU BUY FROM THAT? >> BUYING THEY LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RUN DIFFERENTIAL, RUNS PER GAME AND STARTING PITCHER ERA AND LAST YEAR THE ASTROS STARTED SUPER HOT AND STAY HOT AND GO TO THE WORLD SERIES SEEN TWO OF THE LAST SIX TEAMS TO WIN 15 OF THE FIRST 17 GAMES GO ON TO WIN IT IF YOU ARE A RED SOX FAN, FEELING PRETTY GOOD >> QUEEN TODAY FRANK ARSOLA? >> DUSTIN PEDROIA HAS YET TO PLAY THEY HAVE MARTINEZ HIT SIX HOME RUNS AGAINST THE ANGELS, FOUR GRAND SLAMS LAST YEAR, ZERO >> PLASCHKE? >> 1.91 STARTERS ERA ON A TEAM THAT, REMEMBER, ONE OF THE BEST IN BASEBALL LAST YEAR BEFORE THEY GOT OUSTED IN THE PLAYOFFS RED SOX ON THE VIRGE OF GREATNESS, THEY’RE THERE >> WOODY? >> AFTER THE WAY THEY HANDLED THE YANKEES AND TO GO OUT AND DO WHAT THEY DID TO OHTANI AND THE ANGELS AND YOU HAVE ALEX CORREA 12-4 RECORD WITH THE ASTROS, KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE A START LIKE THIS REMEMBER THE DEAD BALL, THE TEAMS I COVERED, THEY CONTINUED TO PLAY WELL AFTER THIS KIND OF START >> AND — FRANK DID MENTION THE YANKEES AND BOSTON RED SOX THERE >> OOH >> WOODY, YOU HAD SINGLE-SINGLE EARLY IN THE SHOW, THAT IS A GREAT NAME FOR A DATING APP, TRADEMARK AND MAKE SOME MONEY >> HOW WOULD THAT WORK OUT FOR >> NOT TALK ABOUT THE NBA FOR A SECOND, GUYS SHARK WEEK SHARK WEEK >> YES >> OUT SCORED DUCKS 16-4 SAN JOSE AND VEGAS SARAH, WHOSE SWEEP IS SCARE SNE >> THE KNIGHTS I FEEL BAD FOR SHARKS FANS, USUALLY ENDS SAME WAY KNIGHTS, YET TO SEE HOW FAR THEY CAN TAKE THIS IN THE FIRST SEASON AND THEY ARE KILLING IT >> KNIGHTS SEASON SERIES NO HOCKEY, NO BASKETBALL IN L.A FOR BILL PLASCHKE WE GOT THE — IN NEW YORK STILL GOING STRONG >> NOT SO STRONG, DOWN 3-1 SURE, SURE, ARSOLA AND THE PENGUINS UP 3-1 ON PHILLY AND CROSBY AND SCORING AT WILL SIDNEY CROSBY, FIVE GOALS IN FOUR GAMES, MORE ABOUT WHAT CROSBY IS DOING OR THE PENGUINS, FRANK? >> MORE ABOUT SIDNEY CROSBY TERRIFIC PLAYER HE BROKE LEMAHIEU’S TEAM RECORD LEMAHIEU DID 107, NOT BAD >> YEAH, I THINK UNFORTUNATELY, HE’S A POLARIZING GUY, MAYBE NOT ENOUGH TO APPRECIATE WHAT WE’RE SEEING, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE THEM GOING FOR THREE IN A ROW IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN OFTEN IN HOCKEY, WE SHOULD BE APPRECIATING IT >> YEAH, BABY >> YES, NOW MAKE IT ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE >> I’M GIVING YOU — >> GOING TO BE HISTORY HERE, YEAH, YEAH >> CROSBY, 150 PLUS AND LEMAHIEU JUST OVER 100, THAT IS WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR LEMAHIEU 100 GAMES MOVE ON TALK ABOUT — FOR A SECOND LIGHTNING THREE DOUBLES WON LAST NIGHT, 3-1 IN THE SERIES JERSEY BROUGHT OUT ALL THE STOPS REFERENCE IN 2018 AND SPEAKING OF — 36 DEGREE TIGERS GAME

HE SAID HE RUNS HOT THIS IS A.D. FOR SINGLE-SINGLE, WHERE HE’S DATING APP WHICH IS MORE ALLOWABLE? >> YOU GOT TO SUPPORT THE TEAM, MAN I SAY PARTY IN 2018, TOTALLY FINE HIGH FIVE, TALK TO ME, BABY, MORE ABOUT BRINGING — >> DOUBLES TWO GUYS WANT TO TAKE OFF THEIR SHIRT AND SHOW EVERYBODY THEIR PHYSIQUE PUTTY AND — THAT IS A FACT RONALDO >> AND SECOND BASE GUY >> BAKER MAYFIELD TALKING TO SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MENTIONED A MEETING WITH THE CHARGERS HE SAID, I DIDN’T DO A GREAT JOB WITH THEIR PLAYBOOK I PRIORITIZE WHICH PLAYBOOK I’M GOING TO LOOK AT, I HAVE A LOT ON MY PLATE RIGHT NOW ONLY THING YOU SHOULD HAVE IS PREPARING FOR THE DRAFT AND YOUR UPCOMING CAREER WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THE DOCUMENTARY SAVE THAT FOR AFTER YOU ARE IN THE LEAGUE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE YOU ARE GETTING DRAFTED, FOCUS SHOULD BE ON THAT >> SPEAKING OF ON YOUR PLATE, THAT IS WHAT SHE