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TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on the return of Paul Georges play, the defensive abilities of Chris Paul, the emergence of Mirza Teletovic, the struggles of Wesley Matthews and the successful formula of the Miami Heat. John Tavares Jersey . 1. Paul George (Pacers): Really looked like the All-Star hes been the past few years. Big time 39 point-12 rebound performance in Game #4 vs. the Wizards. Makes seven 3s and is clutch in so many instances for his team. Im not sure if the Pacers are truly back or if the Wizards dont know how to win as the stakes get higher but I will say that George looks back to normal and then some of late and thats a good sign for his club. 2. Chris Paul (Clippers): Yes, hes the best point guard in the game in my book and in spite of the fact that he gets 23 points and 10 assists in Game #4 vs. OKC, youve got to admire his grit and compete level taking on the defensive challenge of guarding Kevin urant late. Hes an outstanding offensive player yet the thing that stands out to me is his ability to put the clamps on his opponent when need be, regardless of size. Tough competitor and special player. 3. Mirza Teletovic (Nets): Has made 10 3s in the past two games vs the Heat and has them shaking their heads on how to cover him. His stretch 4 game is quite a sight to behold when hes dropping long range shots. He opens the whole floor up for his teammates and has been a steady shooter (37 per cent) this season. Looks like hes gaining confidence with each passing game. What a steal for GM Billy King. A skilled and tough second unit guy that teams would love to have. 4. Wesley Matthews (Blazers): Normally close to 40 per cent 3-point shooter during the regular season. Rockets and Spurs have made it a point of making him work for every open look he can get on the perimeter while only shooting 31 per cent in the playoffs. His ability to open things up in the two-man game between LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard has been critical to their success. Spacing is such a huge component of getting the matchups you want to be effective. Hes a marked man and the Spurs are making sure he takes tough shots. 5. Miami Heat Formula: Theyve got the best player on the planet in LeBron James yet its what they put around him that counts. Of course, Dwyane Wade is a Hall of Famer and when hes healthy, hes still very good. The stretch ability of this team is remarkable. In the playoffs, theyre shooting 41 per cent from behind the arc. Thats really hard to do. Their spacing and ball movement is impeccable and when you have Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, James Jones and Shane Battier camping out behind the line, you have to pick your poison; double LeBron and give up 3s or play him single coverage, defend the 3s and hope that LeBron doesnt destroy you. The system works and is well thought out. Fits their personnel to a T. Tough to stop. Billy Smith Islanders Jersey . - Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and seems to be doing well. Cal Clutterbuck Jersey . -- Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseballs expanded replay system, umpires got it right.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hi Kerry, In the third period of last nights game between the Sharks and Ducks, San Joses John Scott left the bench to fight Anaheims Tim Jackman. Scott got 10 minutes for instigating and was ejected. Now Bob McKenzie tweets that Player Safety will review this under Rule 70.2 but it does not mean that Scott will get an automatic 10-game suspension. Why wouldnt this be the case? Jeffrey Grimes, Ancaster, ON Jeffrey: Let me clarify the specific rules that come into play when a player is deemed guilty of leaving the players bench for the purpose of starting an altercation. Rule 70.1 states that no player may leave the players or penalty bench at any time during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation. The first or second player from either or both teams who leaves the players or penalty bench under this rule is to be assessed a game misconduct penalty (70.6). Additionally, (70.10) the first player from either or both teams to leave the players or penalty bench illegally is to be suspended without pay for the next ten (10) games; the second player from either or both teams shall be suspended for the next five (5) games. The team(s) shall be fined ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the first instance and increased by five thousand ($5,000) for each subsequent occurrence over the next following three year period. All players, as well as the first and second players who leave the bench illegally shall be subjected to an automatic fine in the amount equal to the maximum permitted under the collective bargaining agreement. The Coach(es) of the team(s) whose player(s) left the players bench(es) illegally during an altercation shall be suspended, pending a review by the Commissioner and fined a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). For all suspensions imposed on players under this rule, the Club shall pay to the League a sum equal to the pro-rata of that players salary covered by the suspension (Players salary divided by number of days in the regular season multiplied by number of games suspended). I provide you with all these potential consequences once a player(s) deemed in violation of Rule 70 is so that you fully appreciated the severity of the punishment that can be doled out. Rule 70.2, however provides a caveat (or escape clause if you will) which provides for a player who has entered the game while play is in progress from his own plaayers bench or legally from the penalty bench (penalty time has expired) who starts an altercation may be subject to discipline in accordance with Rule 28 (Supplementary Discipline). Brock Nelson Jersey. That could include additional fines and/or suspensions for any offense committed during the course of the game, whether or not the offense was penalized by the Referee. Even though Captain Obvious would tell you that John Scott came onto the ice for the clear purpose of starting an altercation with Tim Jackman, in retribution for Jackmans prior assault on Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Scott entered the game by virtue of a legal line change for teammate Matt Nieto. The fact that Scott was legally entitled to be on the ice pretty much exempts him from the 10-game suspension. There are a number of precedents set in similar or even more obvious player attacks from the bench. Craig Berube, current coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, once came onto the ice with play in progress on a legal line change but forgot his gloves and stick on the players bench! With play moving up ice in the opposite direction Chief went against the flow and attacked an opponent that had just delivered a questionable hit on one of Berubes teammates. Referee Bill McCreary assessed the game misconduct which carried the automatic 10 game suspension for leaving the players bench for the purpose of starting an altercation. The penalty and suspension was subsequently rescinded because it was determined that Berube was entitled to be on the ice by virtue of a legal line change. I also recall seeing Chris Pronger, as a member of the St. Louis Blues at the time, jump off his players bench without his gloves and pound an opponent into submission who was involved in a confrontation with another Blues player directly in front of the bench. A very liberal and generous interpretation of a legal line change was granted to Pronger on the play to escape suspension. Now, as a new member of the Player Safety Committee, perhaps Chris will call upon his firsthand experience in assessing John Scotts actions in the game last night? Rule 28 was invoked to suspend Ryan Clowe for two games when he came onto the ice and started an altercation but I dont see that happening for John Scotts actions. Scott didnt sucker punch or blatantly attack Jackman. Instead Scott followed somewhat similar rules of engagement that Jackman initiated against the big Shark player in their fight just two minutes and 16 seconds into the game. 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