#1 three. It was probably an overreach -- with that so von mary123 25.09.2019 10:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- ?? Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel doesnt have one go-to player he can count on every night.What he has are a collection of proven veterans who are capable of getting hot on any given night. On Saturday night against Dallas, it was D.J. Augustins turn.The point guard came off the bench to score a team-high 18 points to lift the Magic past Dallas, 95-87, at Amway Center. Augustin, playing the final 17.5 minutes in place of starter Elfrid Payton, came through with 10 points and four assists in the fourth quarter to rally Orlando past a short-handed but dangerous Mavericks team.I was planning on coming back to Elfrid but D.J. got going, Vogel said. Im typically going to ride the hot hand. They had two really small quick guards so I liked our defensive matchups on top of the fact D.J. was going.In a game that was tied eight times and had six lead changes. Around the midway point of the fourth quarter, Augustin came through with back-to-back 3-pointers to deliver the Magic from a one-point deficit to an 82-77 lead with 6:29 remaining in the game.Orlando would not trail again.Those were two big plays and we made mistakes that led to it, said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. We have no margin for error.With Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams out for the night, the Mavericks (2-10) had to rely on rookie point guard Jonathan Gibson, who scored a game-high 26 points off the bench after being signed by the team as a free agent on Friday.Gibson was certainly an offensive spark but his inexperience defensively was often exploited by Augustin, who consistently beat him with crossovers and pull up jumpers on the perimeter.Im able to sit there and watch whats going on in the game, the flow of the game and try to figure out what we need at the time when I come in, Augustin said. If its just to calm things down or play with a lot of energy.Augustin, who was 6 of 11 from the field and four of four from the free throw line, gave the Magic (6-7) a spark on a night when shooting guard Evan Fournier struggled, shooting 3 of 13 from the field and Nikola Vucevic was 5-for-16 in the paint.We needed that, forward Jeff Green said of Augustins performance. We were missing shots and he came in and was efficient knocking down shots and getting us in a good offensive pace and making plays.TIP-INSMavericks: Both Nowitzki and Williams were held out of Saturday nights lineup due to nagging injuries. ... Harrison Barnes, who was third option at best with Golden State, is averaging a career-high 22.2 points per game this season.Magic: Coming into Saturday nights game, Orlando was allowing 100.9 points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. The Magic had held opponents to under 100 points five times, under 90 four times, which includes Wednesdays season-low of 82 points against the New Orleans Pelicans.IMPACT PLAYERGibson just joined the Mavericks on Friday and was playing in just his second game with the team but he showed his ability to take over as a scorer.With the injuries at the point guard position, Gibson came off the bench to score 26 points and at times personally keep the Mavs in the game. He shot 8 of 16 from the field and 5 of 9 from 3-point range but he also had six turnovers and five personal fouls.UP NEXT:Mavericks: Dallas road trip continues with San Antonio as the next stop on Monday night at AT&T Center.Magic: Orlando hits the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Fake Shoes Canada 2020 . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. Shoes Canada Sale . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. https://www.shoescanadaonline.com/ . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. Shoes Canada Shop ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Shoes Canada Free Shipping . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. Cubs fan, Indians fan, neutral observer, homesick beat writer, wayward channel surfer, sleepy dog -- doesnt matter who you are, or why youre with us this October. When Joe Maddon walked out to the mound in the seventh inning Sunday night, pointed his left hand to the bullpen, and summoned hell and fire and filth and chaos into the fifth game of the World Series, you felt things.You felt confidence. You felt fear. You felt like you were seeing baseball players pushed to the brink of their abilities, and that something just might snap. You felt like a manager was choosing this moment to make a final stand. It was Neo stopping bullets, it was Anton Chigurh flipping a coin, it was Rocky drinking raw eggs, it was Danny Ocean laying out the plan. I submit that those feelings, our feelings, are going to make baseball managers smarter in the next 30 years than they have been in the past 30, because those feelings are every person on the fields feelings, too.Some background: What Maddon did -- bringing in his closer, Aroldis Chapman, to protect a one-run lead for eight whole outs -- is not unprecedented. I have in my hands a list of everything that has ever happened in a baseball game, and it says here that just two and a half weeks ago the Dodgers brought Kenley Jansen into the seventh inning to try to save Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. (He gassed out, setting up Clayton Kershaws save.) Brad Lidge attempted an eight-out save in the 2004 NLDS (but blew it), and there was Norm Charlton in the 95 American League Division Series (blew it), and, well, if you go back to the 1970s Rollie Fingers ...The list of recent examples drops off quickly, because this is an unconventional move. Controversial, even. It might have even been controversial within the small group of people standing on the mound at Wrigley Field when Joe Maddon handed over the baseball. Coming in to get a save of even four outs, Chapman said earlier this year, is not my favorite thing. To which Maddon said at the time, I did not know that. Not that it would matter.If its not Chapmans favorite thing, though, I suspect it is every one of his teammates favorite thing. I suspect every one of them was cheering.A lot of the decisions analysts wish teams would make are complicated sells. For instance, over the past few offseasons Ive spent a lot of time arguing against managers who go to their aces on short rest in the postseason, even in must-win games. The argument is simple: We have many dozens of examples of great pitchers going on short rest in recent years, and a convincing record of them being much worse than aces in those starts. So much worse that, for most pitching staffs, the fourth starter is probably a better option than a tired ace. (Kluber and the Indians three-man rotation are excepted.)This is a simple argument, but a complicated sell, because its an emotionally unappealing one. I can try to convince you with what the Greeks called Logos -- a logical appeal -- or I can try to convince you with what they called Ethos -- my sterling character -- but I will lose the argument soundly if it comes down to Pathos: emotional appeal. Its just more emotionally satisfying to go with the ace. The team wants it, the ace wants it, the fans want it -- the manager wants it.With Chapman in the seventh, though, I dont need charts with an appendix explaining leverage index to convince anybody. The argument is simple -- the game is on the line, and Chapman is the best, most exciting, most dominant, most intimidating option we have -- and so, too, is the sell: Wouldnt it be fun to see him here? You dont have to convince anybody to eat their dessert, and you dont have to convince them that Chapmans good and fun as heck.Maddons quote from August -- not that it matters -- is great, but for many managers, it does matter. For one thing, rigid and clear bullpen roles are often necessary for getting through a long season. They limit how often a reliever has to warm up for a game he isnt called into, they help relievers manage the emotions of exhausting high-leverage work. The hierarchy of the roles might have some benefit to the workplace politics, and so on.But managers over the past three decades havent just preferred rigid roles in their bullpens. Theyve built those roles around the save statistic. They do this in ways that are almost farcical sometimes: Not bringing the best reliever into the ninth inning of a tie game on the road, when a save situation might emerge later, but bringing him intto the ninth inning of a tie game at home, because a save has become impossible.dddddddddddd Or immediately bringing a closer into a five-run game with two outs in the ninth once the tying run is on deck -- that being, by the rulebook, a save situation, even though its also roughly 99.4 percent likely that this close game has already been decided.Theres nothing in it personally for the manager to collect his closer saves, and it seems suspicious that a half-century-old definition of a close game perfectly aligns with how almost every manager today determines closeness. So why do they follow the saves rules so close? They manage for the save because theyre managing people, and the people -- the closer and his teammates -- want to see him get those saves. To convince him otherwise, you can try Logos or you can try Ethos, but its probably going to require Pathos most of all. And if we start seeing enough games like this -- where its obvious that everybody is having fun, and where it works -- well see more of them. Mostly in the postseason, when the schedule allows it and the stakes demand it, but more frequently in the regular season so that relievers are prepared to do it in October.Maddon, for his part, prepared Chapman early in the day for what hed be asked to do. He talked to him before the game and told the closer he should be ready for the seventh inning. Chapman, once he took over, strutted around the mound and cheered along with the rest of Wrigley Field, clapping his fist into his glove after outs. When he ended the eighth with a strikeout -- stranding the tying run at third -- he straightened up and stood perfectly still for just a moment, as though posing. As though posing for a statue. As though posing to be remembered as a god.He seemed to be in good spirits after the game:He had reason to be happy. Besides the win, he starred in the most dramatic moments of this Series, and did something Mariano Rivera, Billy Wagner, Craig Kimbrel and Francisco Rodriguez never did. He saved not only the Cubs but the Series itself.Until Game 5, this Series had been one of the least memorable in recent history. In the past decade, 54 individual World Series games had been played before Sunday. By leverage index -- a measure for the relative stakes of each plate appearance -- three of this years games were snoozers, with two ranking in the bottom 10. Worse, the Indians were threatening to end the Series at five games. There might have been some non-Clevelanders exhausted enough to root for this outcome, but it would have guaranteed one of the most forgettable Series in recent decades.When Chapman came in, it meant that the Cubs would push this back to Cleveland for a sixth game, or the Indians would at least have to produce an instant classic to seal the victory. From an entertainment perspective if youre a baseball fan or looking to become a baseball fan, it was wonderful tonight, Maddon said after the game.If there was anything it was missing, from an entertainment perspective, it was Andrew Miller, for which we might also credit the natural human desire to want to see the best pitcher in the game at all times. On Saturday, Francona went to Miller in the seventh inning, with Cleveland up by three. It was probably an overreach -- with that sort of lead, and Miller perhaps running on fumes after a long and extraordinary month. It might have paid to gamble on Dan Otero or another reliever to try to avoid using Miller. (Hed pitched 1⅓ innings on Friday.) When Cleveland scored three more runs in the bottom of the seventh, Francona still sent him back out for the eighth, and he ultimately threw 27 pitches in a relative blowout. Miller was available on Sunday, but certainly not for one of the 46-pitch outings that hes built his legend around this month. Had he been -- had he taken Saturday off entirely -- its not inconceivable that Francona could have gotten as many as six innings out of Miller and Cody Allen, rather than trying to get Trevor Bauer through the fourth inning.Alas, that wasnt an option. More likely, Allen and Miller could have handled three or four at the most. Its hard to be too mad at Francona, though. Bringing in Miller on Saturday probably felt like putting a boot on the Cubs in Game 4. Probably felt good. When you have an Andrew Miller -- or an Aroldis Chapman -- any sane person wants to use him until he cant. ' ' '

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