Houston won the series 2-1. If both teams end the season with identical records, the Rockets would get the higher seed and home-court advantage should they meet in the postseason.
“No,” Kevin Durant responded when asked if it mattered. “The season starts over when you’re in the playoffs anyway, so it doesn’t matter. You’re going to have to get through these teams to get to where you want to go. You have to play at home and on the road, so it really doesn’t matter. We just want to be playing good basketball when it comes down to that point.”
Jenkins has come under criticism from some NFL players, including the Dolphins’ Thomas, for not communicating well enough with his peers while negotiating with the league and for effectively selling out the protest movement to a league that wants nothing more than to stop the demonstrations as soon as possible. He recently rebutted those accusations in a statement in which he said that “it was never about the money or having our voices bought,” adding, “To hear people call me or anyone else a sellout is insulting.”
“It has been my goal for the past two years to raise awareness about some important social injustices that plague our country,” Jenkins said. “The PEOPLE who have been unjustly disenfranchised by our criminal justice system and the PEOPLE who daily fight for them always have, and always will be, the inspiration and focus of my efforts.”
Oklahoma star Trae Young said he heard the critics after committing 19 turnovers during a pair of road losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma State last week. But Young reminded the naysayers that he’s still a freshman who is adjusting to his role.
Before Week 12, Brady appeared on the Patriots’ injury report with an Achilles’ issue. The injury coincided with Brady’s relative downturn, particularly against pressure and throwing deep passes. A statistical breakdown shows Brady passed deep with less frequency as the season wore on, but still at a higher rate than average.
In the season’s first seven games, Brady threw deep more often than any quarterback in the league — and more often, by far, than at any point in his career, according to Pro Football Focus. Brady threw a pass at least 20 yards in the air — the barrier PFF uses for deep passing — 40 times, 15.3 percent of his throws, and completed 18.