Saturday Shenanigans You Might Have Missed
The Milwaukee Bucks made a 4th quarter comeback to beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 and remain the only unbeaten team. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday scored 34 points each holding off Hawks point guard Trae Young who scored 42. Holiday saying after the game:
“We really just stayed confident. I don't think we felt any type of pressure. We kind of knew what we had to do. Down the stretch, we did a great job."
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton will be out for at least the next week, siting a left ankle sprain. Ayton suffered the injury in the Suns Friday's 124-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Brooklyn Nets dropped to 1-5 on the season after a Saturday loss to the Indiana Pacers 125-116. Head coach Steve Nash did not holdback post game about his thoughts on yet another loss.
"It was a disaster, how else do you say it? I didn't see the will, didn't see the desire or the connectivity necessary to get stops and get rebounds. Too many errors on top of lack of effort at times. Sometimes it's not even about schemes; it's about fighting."
The Montreal Canadiens managed to score 3 times in 4:50 in the 2nd period to comeback for a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Blues. Christian Dvorak had his first NHL hat trick, completing it into an empty net with 1:35 left in the 3rd period.
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier underwent another back surgery on Thursday and is now expected to miss 3 to 4 months. This was Couturier's 2nd back surgery in less than a 1 year. The procedure he underwent in February was season ending for him. Couturier hasn't played since December 18th, 2021.
Veteran NHL goaltender, 36-year-old Devan Dubnyk has made the decision to hang-up his skates after 12 seasons, playing 542 NHL games. He spent his time with the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche. He finishes off his career with 253 wins, a .914 save percentage, and 33 shutouts.
The Houston Astros had a 5-run lead by the 5th inning and unlike game 1 they were able to hold onto it and take the game 2 win. Winning 5-2 and even the series at a game a piece. Houston starter Framber Valdez lasted into the 7th inning when he left the mound to a standing ovation and handed over the game to the bullpen with a 5 run lead. Valdez saying through a translator after the game:
“This was a really good game for the fans, a really good game for our team and also for me. I’ve just been playing really inspired.”