Manny Machado is expected to play in his first game of the season for the Orioles on Thursday.
Machado's season debut has been pouched back two days following some bad weather hitting the East Coast, but with the rain now gone, Machado will be back at the hot corner for the Orioles on Thursday. With two games slated for today, expect Machado to only be in the lineup for one game, which will likely be Game 1 this afternoon. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz