UPDATES & NEWS
Serge Ibaka will miss the remainder of the 2014 postseason with a left calf injury.
The Thunder eliminated the Clippers (4-2) from the playoffs with their Game 6 victory Thursday night, but unfortunately it came at the expense of their starting power forward who has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 calf strain. OKC will now be forced to face a Spurs team who finished with the best record in the Western Conference without Ibaka, who lead the NBA in total blocked shots for the fourth consecutive season, and instead will lean on offensively challenged veteran Nick Collins and rookie Steven Adams to pick up the slack, good luck with that against arguably the best power forward ever in Spurs Tim Duncan.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Matt Andriese gave up four runs over 3 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday.
The Yanks hit Andriese up pretty good on Sunday, but it wasn’t like they absolutely shelled him. Four runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings isn’t pretty, but it also isn’t catastrophic. In any case, manager Kevin Cash decided to pull the 25-year-old right-hander after only 63 pitches, leaving the rest of the game up to the bullpen. He now appears to have a spot in this Ray’s rotation, so he needs to work on stretching himself out and keeping the ball on the ground, rather than getting hit hard or getting into deep counts. As of now, he’s not worth a fantasy roster spot, so look for starting pitching help somewhere else on the waiver wire. Analysis: Dom Murtha