You get the feeling that after Thursday night’s 3-0 victory by Los Angeles — by far the Kings’ best performance of the series- — the Sharks will look at the video and see how uninspiring they were except for brief spurts. They’ll see how they absolutely deserved to fall behind in the series, three games to two. Then they’ll find new oxygen in Game 6 on Sunday back at HP Pavilion in front of a loud crowd and tie up the series again.
The Sharks have to hope so, anyway.
- Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News
When you get past the jolt of San Francisco losing its top receiver — a budding star at arguably the only position in which they are thin — you must keep perspective.
Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers know how to deal with injury and adversity. Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers are still the best team in the NFL, the team to beat in 2013.
Losing Crabtree is a big deal, but I’d still rank San Francisco No. 1 in a Power Rankings today.
The 49ers ooze talent and can take a punch.
I wouldn’t bet against them.
- Adam Schein, NFL.com
It only makes sense the Warriors get mentioned in the third annual Dwight Howard saga. They had cameos in the first two and they were awful. Now, Golden State is a successful, attractive destination in the NBA. And even though he doesn’t need to these days, co-owner Joe Lacob still loves the pursuit of the big fish.
But is this even possible? Sure. In the same way it was possible for the Warriors to win a title. Except there were a few MAJOR obstacles in the way, namely San Antonio, Memphis and Miami. Golden State’s acquisition of Howard too has major obstacles. The first one being it’s only late May, so the likelihood is Howard has NO IDEA what he wants yet.
- Marcus Thompson, Bay Area News Group