Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points on 10-of-25 shooting to lead the Jazz to a Game 2 road win against the Thunder on Wednesday. He scored 13 points in the fourth quarter alone to turn a 10-point deficit into a 102-95 victory.
Sometimes, when he watches James Harden size up defenders with his hypnotic back-and-forth dribble showcase, the manifestation of a patient apex predator who knows his exact position atop the food chain, Luc Mbah a Moute wonders.
“If I were on another team,” Mbah a Moute asks, “how would I be able to guard him?”
The Cavaliers got the win they needed in Game 2 against the Pacers but it may not have been the way they wanted. It took every bit of LeBron James for the Cavs to squeak by this pesky Pacers team. James started the game by scoring 16 straight points before the Pacers even scored a field goal.
There’s nothing in sports quite like LeBron James when he decides he’s done screwing around. After losing Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers over the weekend, breaking his streak of 21 straight first-round wins, James decided just that. It resulted in a 100-97 Cavaliers win on Wednesday, and Cleveland tying the series at one game each.
For Arjan Bhullar, combat sports are not so much of a decision as they are life itself, breathed into him through the winds of the past. There’s no alternative when your family has its own akhara, a wrestling dojo. When your first steps are on its mats, when you grow up in a household packed with more than 20 people, when your dad is a decorated wrestler, when your warrior roots go back thousands of miles and hundreds of years, it becomes a part of you—an indispensable piece of your being, same as an organ.
The ghosts of Gila River Arena still roar to life for Justin Gaethje, memories alive and well and as vibrant as the desert sun.
The venue located deep in the heart of Glendale, Ariz., which will play host to UFC on FOX 29 on April 14, went by a different name when Gaethje first strode through its halls in 2004. Back then, when Gaethje first learned what it meant for champions to struggle and overcome and strive for greatness on the grandest stage, the building went by a simpler name: