Apr 30, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Corey Brewer (13) and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) battle for the ball in the fourth quarter in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 5/1: Curry Targeted by Nuggets, Why You Should Root for Sharks


Stephen Curry the Target of Denver Nuggets’ Cheap Shots? 

It’s not happy-fun, it’s edgy NBA playoff-fun, where the longer a series goes, the more the passion and dislike boils over into something like an alley fight.

And where there are on-court taunts and messages sent, including, according to Warriors sources, Nuggets players repeatedly telling Curry that he was a soft player.

The Warriors still lead this series 3-2, and now they are angry, too.

- Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

NHL Playoffs 2013: Why You Should Root for the San Jose Sharks 

Why should you root for the San Jose Sharks? Well that’s an easy one.

First of all, they’re playing the most reviled team in hockey. Few clubs in recent NHL history have elicited as much widespread disdain, as much instinctual derision as this iteration of the Vancouver Canucks. This is a team so detestable that a country which, in fits of nationalistic and hockey-obsessed fervor has previously thrown itself behind the likes of an Edmonton Oilers team featuring Chris Pronger and a Calgary Flames team with zero redeeming qualities, couldn’t muster anything close to enthusiasm for the Canucks’ 2011 Stanley Cup bid.

- SB Nation

Oakland Raiders Missed on Defensive Lineman in the NFL Draft

The defensive line was a need that should have been met as soon as possible, and McKenzie waited too long to fix it. Granted, he’s the one pulling the strings and I’m just writing about it, but I think Raider Nation agrees that the Raiders needed to take a lineman much sooner than the sixth round.

Stacy McGee and David Bass, the two defensive linemen McKenzie drafted, aren’t exactly the cream of the crop in terms of overall talent. However, McKenzie sees something in them that he likes, so only time will tell if this was a good move for the second-year general mananger of the Raiders.

- Steven Slivka, Yahoo! Sports

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