Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is nearing a return from a concussion that has sidelined him for two weeks.
Murray faced shots Tuesday before the rest of the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions took the ice. Murray hasn’t played since sustaining the concussion after taking a shot to the facemask in practice late last month.
The Astros loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning on a pair of singles and a walk. Having to work from the stretch was a first-time encounter this spring, much like taking the mound.
“I think in that second inning I think I just got quick, my arm wasn’t catching up and I was missing a lot high,” he said. “I feel like it was when I got to the stretch — that was my first time in the stretch with a runner on. In live BP, no one was running and in the sim game no one was running.”
The big question in camp has been whether deGrom will get enough work in time to be ready for opening day at Citi Field against St. Louis in 2 + weeks.
As the Cavaliers called timeout while down 115-94, James palmed the ball and motioned as if he wanted to throw it in frustration before cocking back. That was the last thing James did on the court before exiting for good with 6 minutes, 24 seconds left in the final frame.
“I have never played LeBron in L.A.,” said Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who finished with five points and seven assists. “Never played against JC and Larry, other than practice. It is going to be a lot of fun.”
The Lakers did have a lot of fun on Sunday night at James’ expense. Thomas, who Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK shared hugs with several of his former Cavs teammates including J.R. Smith at half court before the game, got a little revenge against the Cavs who traded him away after he played only 15 games for the them following his Cheap China Jerseys hip surgery.
Thomas — who shot a few glares at good friend Floyd Mayweather Jr., seated near the Cavs’ bench, after making a couple of baskets — had what might have been his best all-around game for the Lakers with 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Thomas had six points and two assists during the Lakers’ game-changing run.