SPORTS NEWS

NBA, Round 2 - Getting your groove back

By RICK SOLEM

Six games into the second round of the playoffs and it’s a little baffling what’s happening.

Every game but one has been a blowout. The first round set records for seven-game series and had overtimes galore, so you’d expect the teams that prevailed to be battling to the wire in the second round.

Instead, there’s been five blowouts.

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NBA Playoffs Round 2 - There's always one chucker

By RICK SOLEM

Here’s what happened today at noonball (or, pickup basketball played at noon for those who have no idea).

First, we have a pretty steady group of guys who all know each other. We’ve been playing together for years.

Today, however, a new kid showed up. He was tall. Looked like he’d be OK at basketball. First possession, he takes a contested 12-footer and makes it. Hmmm.

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Kaminsky not good enough for the NBA

By RICK SOLEM

I don’t second-guess his decision to return for his senior year.

But part of the reason why Frank Kaminsky said he was returning to the University of Wisconsin is comical.

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