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This ticky-tack foul on Ricky Rubio shooting 3 could cost Pacers a playoff spot

That’s Jeff Teague fouling Ricky Rubio — Ricky Rubio! — on a three-pointer in the closing seconds with the Pacers up two. Rubio is a reluctant three-point shooter with a career 31.6 percentage mark. He’s the last person the Minnesota Timberwolves wanted to shoot a game-winning three. And the Pacers fouled him.

The Nurkic revival is worth considering. The Nuggets obviously had a glut of big men and they settled an awkward situation by choosing Nikola Jokic and dealing Nurkic to Denver. That’s understandable, but it blew up in Denver’s face when Nurkic started dealing in Rip City. What changed?

Devin Taylor will continue to start at right defensive end, according to Dave Birkett. Taylor was a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft and has played in seven games this season. The drop off from Ansah to Taylor is clear, but the rookie has shown flashes. Used as a rotational pass rusher in Week 5 he finished with three tackles, one sack and a fumble forced against Cleveland.

It’s expected Ansah will return to action in Week 12 when the Lions face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The thing about math is that it’s fundamentally dishonest. I know, that sounds like an absurd statement, but, according to math, every team in the NFL is still in the playoff hunt. The Jaguars, the Vikings, the Falcons — math says they all have a shot. Does that sound right to you? Is your brain willing to accept the possibility of Greg Schiano and Gary Kubiak coaching in the Super Bowl? Of course not. Get out of here with that mess, math.

The Jets still had some flicker of hope when MLB Cheap Jerseys From China they Man Utd Cheap Jerseys cut the lead to 13 early in the third quarter, but EJ Manuel’s 43 yard touchdown to Marquise Goodwin snuffed that out quickly.

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