TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on the return of Paul Georges play, the defensive abilities of Chris Paul, the emergence of Mirza Teletovic, the struggles of Wesley Matthews and the successful formula of the Miami Heat. Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jersey . 1. Paul George (Pacers): Really looked like the All-Star hes been the past few years. Big time 39 point-12 rebound performance in Game #4 vs. the Wizards. Makes seven 3s and is clutch in so many instances for his team. Im not sure if the Pacers are truly back or if the Wizards dont know how to win as the stakes get higher but I will say that George looks back to normal and then some of late and thats a good sign for his club. 2. Chris Paul (Clippers): Yes, hes the best point guard in the game in my book and in spite of the fact that he gets 23 points and 10 assists in Game #4 vs. OKC, youve got to admire his grit and compete level taking on the defensive challenge of guarding Kevin Durant late. Hes an outstanding offensive player yet the thing that stands out to me is his ability to put the clamps on his opponent when need be, regardless of size. Tough competitor and special player. 3. Mirza Teletovic (Nets): Has made 10 3s in the past two games vs the Heat and has them shaking their heads on how to cover him. His stretch 4 game is quite a sight to behold when hes dropping long range shots. He opens the whole floor up for his teammates and has been a steady shooter (37 per cent) this season. Looks like hes gaining confidence with each passing game. What a steal for GM Billy King. A skilled and tough second unit guy that teams would love to have. 4. Wesley Matthews (Blazers): Normally close to 40 per cent 3-point shooter during the regular season. Rockets and Spurs have made it a point of making him work for every open look he can get on the perimeter while only shooting 31 per cent in the playoffs. His ability to open things up in the two-man game between LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard has been critical to their success. Spacing is such a huge component of getting the matchups you want to be effective. Hes a marked man and the Spurs are making sure he takes tough shots. 5. Miami Heat Formula: Theyve got the best player on the planet in LeBron James yet its what they put around him that counts. Of course, Dwyane Wade is a Hall of Famer and when hes healthy, hes still very good. The stretch ability of this team is remarkable. In the playoffs, theyre shooting 41 per cent from behind the arc. Thats really hard to do. Their spacing and ball movement is impeccable and when you have Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, James Jones and Shane Battier camping out behind the line, you have to pick your poison; double LeBron and give up 3s or play him single coverage, defend the 3s and hope that LeBron doesnt destroy you. The system works and is well thought out. Fits their personnel to a T. Tough to stop. Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second and Barcelona a point behind in third with nine games remaining as the title race shapes up to be the closest in years. Kris Russell Oilers Jersey . Pominville scored in all three of Minnesotas games last week to help the Wild (8-4-3, 19 points) earn four out of a possible six points. His best performance was in a 4-3 win over Montreal on Friday, where he posted a season-high three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal. http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/zack-kassian-jersey/ . Left back Armero opened the scoring in the fifth minute when his deflected shot rolled past Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. Striker Teofilo Gutierrez poked in Colombias second goal from a deflected corner in the 58th and James Rodriguez capped it off with a low shot in stoppage time after a slick backheel flick from Juan Cuadrado.MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Canada booked a World Cup ticket with a 5-0 win against Jamaica at the CONCACAF Under-17 Womens Championship on Thursday. Marie-Mychele Metivier, Emily Borgmann, Jessie Fleming, Sarah Kinzner and Marie Levasseur scored for Canada, which advanced to the CONCACAF final Saturday. Theyll face Mexico, who earlier knocked out the United States 4-2 on penalty kicks to also earn a World Cup spot. The win also earned Canada a berth at the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup next year in Costa Rica. Canada is the only CONCACAF nation to have qualified for all four editions of the World Cup. "Im really happy," said Canadas coach Beverly Priestman. "The girls stuck to our game plan and deserve the win." Metivier opened the scoring just four minutes into the match on a hot evening at Catherine Hall Stadium. Her shot was deeflected off a defender into the net, giving her a tournament-leading six goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jersey. Canada would strike again in the 27th minute, when Borgmann collected a pass from fellow attacker Marie Levasseur to guide the ball across the line. Priestman said it was the second goal that gave Canada the momentum they needed. "We knew that we had to put a few away to take the momentum of the game and quiet the crowd," she said. Three minutes later, Fleming made it 3-0 with a shot into the top of the net from outside of the 18-yard box. Kinzner scored her first of the tournament in the 48th minute. Racing to collect a pass from Fleming she out-battled her defender, stretching for the ball and directing it past Jamaicas on-rushing keeper. Levasseur capped the scoring with a long shot that beat the keeper in the 70th minute. ' ' '
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