The Replay: J.J. Watt, Paul George, and Chris Copeland
Every Friday, we post up The Replay, our weekly look at sports. It’s mostly fouls and airballs.
» Misfire: This year, Kentucky set college basketball ablaze with a close run at a perfect season—and after the Wildcats lost to Wisconsin on Saturday in the second semifinal of the Final Four, fans tried to do the same to Lexington:
— HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) April 5, 2015
» By George! After weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he drama, Paul George returned to the Pacers lineup on Easter Sunday and scored 13 points in 15 minutes in a 112-89 win over the Heat. George, who broke his right leg in two places during an exhibition game last August, connected on his first attempt:
In his return, Paul George ignites the crowd by hitting his 1st shot attempt.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 6, 2015
» Watt If? Badger Nation (including super fan J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans defensive star) was left wondering what could have been after Wisconsin lost to Duke in the NCAA national-title game in Lucas Oil Stadium Monday night:
J.J. Watt making no secret who he's rooting for in this one. pic.twitter.com/QNt0YVfTFl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 7, 2015
Our executive editor Megan Fernandez rightly pointed out that Badgers’ game plan was flawed from the start:
Well, you don't bring JJ Watt to Lucas Oil to win games. #FinalFour
— Megan Fernandez (@MeganFernandez7) April 7, 2015
» Injured Reserve: Pacers backup Chris Copeland is in stable condition after being stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub early Wednesday morning.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 9, 2015
TMZ obtained a video of the aftermath, when two players for the Atlanta Hawks were arrested for interfering with the NYPD following the attack on Copeland and his girlfriend:
» Now Read This: Indiana native Lauren Hill, who played basketball for Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati despite having inoperable brain cancer, died this morning. She was 19. Here’s a remembrance.