Everything was possible for Mark Jacksn’s team: Everything gutsy, everything wondrous, everything maddening, everything stomach-churning, everything foolish.
You can’t do more things than the Warriors did in Game 1, and you wouldn’t want to.
Now all they have to do is wipe away the anguish of this loss—this lifetime of basketball—and play just as well as they did Tuesday, one more time.
Then they have to play the last four minutes as if it is the most important period in the recent history of the franchise.
Because it will be. As it was Monday, also.
- Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News
If recent history is any indication, the Giants go for it when they have a chance to repeat. Witness their trade of Zack Wheeler, their top pitching prospect, for what they knew would be a three-month rental of Carlos Beltran in 2011.
That move didn’t work out. But Lee, who will be 35 in August, still appears to be near the top of his game – and putting him behind a solid defense, in the wide-open parks of the NL West, and you begin to wonder just how long he could continue to be a difference maker atop a rotation.
- Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area
The Oakland Raiders do not have an experienced punter on their roster.
Chris Kluwe is an available punter with eight years of NFL experience. Kluwe has indicated he is being cut by the Minnesota Vikings.
Oakland has a hole at the position because it let star punter Shane Lechler leave for Houston in free agency. If Oakland feels it needs an experience punter, it could turn to Kluwe. He is not an upper-echelon punter, but he is solid and very likely would be better than King this year because of the experience factor. And Kluwe could be an affordable acquisition.
- Bill Williamson, ESPN