There is nothing like rolling into your first work lunch of the week and blowing the minds of all your co-workers.
I got your back. Here are some relevant sports facts to impress your friends. Credit to ESPN Stats and Info for some of the information below.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Spurs 110-94. LeBron clearly didn’t get any help from the officials, who did not call a single foul when LeBron performed a direct drive to the basket, which happened 12 times in the game. LeBron James averages 11.3 drives per game this season but just 6.0 free throw attempts per game – his lowest average since his rookie season (5.8). Last season, James averaged the same amount of drives per game, but 7.2 free throws per game.
Is Tiger Woods back? He shot at par after placing 12th in the Honda Classic. Many Golf fans have questioned the strength of Tiger’s health particularly in relation to his back. Surprisingly, he had the 3rd longest drive of the weekend, stroking the ball 318.9 yards on his peak drive.
Mississippi State’s women’s basketball team improved to 30-0 with a 22-point win at Kentucky. The Bulldogs are the second women’s basketball team in SEC history to win 30 straight games in a single season; Tennessee went 39-0 on its way to the 1998 national championship.
Today is the NHL trade deadline, but the Washington Capitals are in action taking on the Blue Jackets at 7. Alex Ovechkin is four goals shy of 600 for his career; only 19 men in NHL history have reached the 600-goal milestone. He has scored four goals in a game four times in his career, most recently on October 7 of this season against the Canadiens, but has never scored more than two goals in a game against the Blue Jackets.
The Wizards are tough to figure out. Ever since John Wall’s knee injury they are 9-3. They beat the 76ers yesterday, which was the first time a Philly team had lost in regulation since the Eagles won the Super Bowl.