Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver.
It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game.
Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from wherever. No conscience. A hand or two in his face, no matter.
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Thompson has long been content to be the understated All-Star among the four in Golden State’s starting lineup.
I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could tonight. Probably sounded more vocal than I usually am, Thompson acknowledged. When your back’s against the wall, if your shot’s not falling, you can always control your passion and how hard you play. Usually when I do that, it trickles over to other aspects of my game.
Gray coughed up five earned runs in New Devils Youth jersey 3 1/3 innings. The stuff was good. The results weren’t, he said.
His ERA ballooned to聽5.98 — the worst among Yankees starters with more than three starts. It’s a full run ahead of Masahiro Tananka, who has an also-terrible 4.95 ERA. And CC Sabathia, who started out so well this season (2-0, 1.39 ERA, six starts), has watched his ERA jump more than two full runs (3.55) in his last three starts.
Patrick doesn’t intend to make her farewell race a 500-mile parade, though, even if she’s taking a more easygoing approach. She believes her Chevrolet-powered ride from Ed Carpenter Racing has the handling and horsepower to win, as evidenced by a qualifying effort that left her starting seventh.
She had a few issues in the final practice on Carb Day, mainly with the electronics, but pronounced the car ready to go after getting back onto the track for the last few minutes.
Womens Rees Odhiambo Jersey I’m glad to get the issues out of the way early on, she said. We made some changes when I went out the second time, and I’m feeling good about starting seventh on Sunday.
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