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The Sport Authority EP. 4: Recapping the NBA trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline last week saw little activity; teams were more conservative given next year’s salary cap increase, and most moves aimed to consolidate picks for future drafts, or to take on players that complemented teams systems. Who were the winners and losers of the trade deadline? Was Tobias Harris a good pickup for… Keep Reading

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The away games: Martlets and Redmen at Concordia

Redmen Hockey The Redmen (21-6-1) endured a 4-2 upset defeat against the Stingers (10-12-6) last Friday at Ed Meagher Arena. The defeat ended McGill’s five-game run of victories over Concordia, and provided a preview to their three game OUA East playoff quarter-finals series next Wednesday. Concordia outplayed the Redmen for the first two periods, outscoring… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Injury-riddled Martlets squeak by Stingers in overtime

Despite trouncing the Concordia Stingers (2-8) 64-49 last Thursday, the McGill Martlets (7-1) barely beat their rivals Saturday, winning 72-70 in a nail-biting overtime performance. McGill—sporting pink uniforms in honour of Pink Weekend, where the team aims to raise money for breast cancer research—fell six points behind Concordia in the first quarter. A quick race… Keep Reading

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The Sport Authority EP. 2: The evolution of small ball

At 35-2 the Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA by far. They’re revolutionizing the game in a way never seen before. For decades bigger was better, but now that’s not necessarily the case. Basketball fans are seeing a confluence of two phenomena: A heightened value on the three-point shot and taller… Keep Reading

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Takeaways from the start of the NBA season

1. Stephen Curry and the value of pace and space Stephen Curry has by far been the most entertaining player of the opening week of the NBA. Through the first week he recorded a 28-point quarter, a 24-point quarter, a 21-point quarter, and 25 three pointers through his first five games—an NBA record. Curry and… Keep Reading

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