Bay Area Buzz 11/28: 49ers Lose, NBA Denies Kings’ Protest, Sharks


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49ers Lose

"The 49ers’ offense on Thursday night was overmatched with a capital “Oh, no.”And, now, the 49ers face long odds to return to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season under coach Jim Harbaugh.Once again, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman got in the final word with a two-interception performance in a crushing 19-3 victory over the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Thanksgiving night.Things were so bad that 49ers CEO Jed York posted an apology on social media in the final moments of the game.“This performance wasn’t acceptable,” York wrote on Twitter. “I apologize for that.”The 49ers (7-5) fell one full game behind Seattle (8-4) for second place in the NFC West behind the Arizona Cardinals (9-2). The 49ers almost assuredly will need to finish the regular season on a four-game win streak to have any chance at advancing to the playoffs."

Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area

NBA Denies Kings’ Protest

"The NBA has officially denied the protest made by the Sacramento Kings of the outcome of the Nov. 13 game against the Memphis Grizzlies.In that game, of course, Courtney Lee made a basket with .3 seconds left on the clock to beat the Kings 110-109. The Kings, and many Kings fans, believed the shot shouldn’t have counted due to the clock expiring before Lee got the shot up. There was also question about whether Ryan Hollins tipped the ball on the in-bound pass.On Friday, the league upheld the referee’s decision in the game."

Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty

San Jose Sharks

"San Jose Sharks aren’t slacking, but they still can’t buy a winWhen the Buffalo Sabres got shut out by the Toronto Maple Leafs after being held to only ten shots on goal, no one was particularly surprised.Usually, teams that shoot more score more — and teams that score more tend to, well, win more.Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case in the past four games for the San Jose Sharks… who have outshot their opponents in all four games, yet lost every single one of them.They outshot the Buffalo Sabres 30-14 and outshot the Arizona Coyotes 43-26, yet walked away from both games with only a single overtime point. Then, Wednesday night, a 32-19 shot advantage resulted in a 2-0 shutout… for the Calgary Flames.According to NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk, alternate captain Joe Pavelski expressed his frustrations that effort wasn’t translating into results — but frustrations can only do so much when you outshoot your opponent at home, and they still beat you."

Catherine Silverman, Fansided