Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4, blasting his 23rd home run of the season off of Sergio Romo in the ninth inning on Saturday against the Giants.
Stanton has now homered in back-to-back games to start the second half of the season, as he continues to have himself a great 2014 campaign. Now sitting on a .295 average with 23 home runs and 65 RBI through 259 at-bats, Stanton has put himself into the mix among the best in the league and is on his way to a possible MVP run. With decent protection around him in the Marlins lineup, there is no reason to think his great start isn't going to have a matching finish if he can stay healthy. 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