LeBron James was cleared to play against the Wizards despite dealing with a scratched cornea, but wanted to wear tinted glasses to protect his eyes both from contact and light. The NBA then stepped in and said he couldn't do that. Unfortunately that robbed all of us from watching LeBron play basketball while looking like a NASCAR driver.
BOSTON -- Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night. Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor as the NBA's 70-point scorers. Baylor also held the previous record against the Celtics with 64 points in Minneapolis for the Lakers on Nov. 8, 1959. Just 20 years old, Booker scored 51 after halftime. The win was Boston's third straight, and avenged its buzzer-beater loss in Phoenix earlier this month. The rematch was dominated early by the Celtics as they hit eight 3-pointers during
Now, we can add the return of slugger Kyle Schwarber to the Cubbies’ list. The 23-year-old left fielder/catcher missed all but two games last season due to a torn ACL that occurred when he and Dexter Fowler collided in the outfield back in April. After dispatching the Toronto Raptors in a first-round sweep, they played the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals.