On Thursday night, Montverde Academy guard R.J. Barrett had just finished dinner with his family at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando, and the group was standing near the curb, waiting for the valet to pull their car around. He did — only, it was no typical valet. It was rookie Celtics star Jayson Tatum, carrying with him the trophy for Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year, which he awarded to Barrett for 2018 on the spot. “I had no idea,” Barrett said.
When it comes to the playoffs, we can start with Toronto and Boston, at least. As in the Western Conference, it looks as though we can write in the top two spots in the postseason in the East, with the Raptors surging into the top spot and the Celtics clinging to No. 2 through a spate of injuries. Unlike the West, we know the rest of the East field, as Detroit has fumbled away its chance to enter the picture, leaving vulnerable teams like Miami and Milwaukee safely among the Top 8.
We can, at least, write the Rockets and Warriors into the Western Conference playoff slate, in ink. The rest, however, requires a No. 2 pencil. In evaluating how the final month will play out in the West, with four games separating the third seed from the 10th, let's start by sizing up where the teams stand now. The Trail Blazers are in the best situation, at 41-26, and have a reasonable schedule remaining.
Looking forward to reading the 2 or 3 articles about Michael Porter Jr hurting his draft stock by coming back. Then looking forward to reading the 2000 articles how about how those other articles are wrong about his draft stock.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".