UPDATES & NEWS
LaMarcus Aldridge posted back-to-back 40 point games to start the playoffs leading the Blazers to a two games to none lead over the Houston Rockets in round one of the NBA playoffs.
Aldridge is now averaging 44.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in the playoffs, out-dueling Dwight Howard, who was last to accomplish this feat. If he continues to play at this level there is no one that will be able to get in his way, so until he shows us signs of slowing down look for another big game next time he takes the court. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley