The Celtics are deep, but Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford are their bread and butter. That’s why they went after Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the trade deadline. They need another star to legitimately compete with the Cavaliers, let alone one of the West’s powerhouse teams.
Mens Darren Fells Jersey In the playoffs, it’s the stars that matter. The supporting cast plays a role, but it’s a team’s top talent that moves the needle. It’s why Atlanta nearly (and should have) blew it up midseason. It’s why the Celtics nearly mortgaged their future for an All-Star at the trade deadline.
And it’s why the Cavaliers are still the heavy favorites to come out of the East no matter where they finish in the standings.
Cleveland is planning for Golden State or San Antonio, or maybe even Houston. LeBron’s history shows a shaky regular season doesn’t mean much come playoff time.
Because May and June are when the legacies are made. October through April are when the bills get paid.
The Chicago Bears are set to host the Baltimore Ravens for a Week 11 matchup on Sunday. Both teams are hoping to compete for their division, but both are trailing and can ill-afford to lose any games. Both divisions — the AFC and NFC North — are tight races between multiple teams.
Kids Luis Gonzalez Jersey Chicago is 5-4 and coming off a loss to the Detroit Lions. It was a very demoralizing loss given that the Lions are now in the lead within the division, and it came right after besting the rival Green Bay Packers the previous week. Baltimore was the opposite — they fell to the Cleveland Browns in Week 9, but kept themselves relevant with a 20-17 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10.