Miami took the lead early on, finishing the first quarter with an eight-point advantage.

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That lead expanded to double digits by halftime, as the Heat’s relentless defense held Sacramento to just 34 first-half points. Sacramento began to push back early in the fourth, knocking down back-to-back jumpers to cut the lead to five points. Just as the momentum was beginning to shift, though, Miami’s Yante Maten knocked down a three-pointer while drawing a shooting foul from Sacramento’s Harry Giles. The four-point play bumped Miami’s lead back up to nine points and helped them maintain the advantage for the remainder of regulation.

The appeal for James to stay home is different now than it was eight years ago when he bolted for Miami. He’s more mature, with three children and a burgeoning business empire. His priorities, responsibilities and goals are different.

After the Warriors finished their Finals sweep of the Cavs, James revealed an injured right hand but an unchanged view of the next phase of his career.

I will still continue to be in championship mode, he said. When I decide what I’m Joe Staley Authentic Jersey going to do with my future, my family and the folks that have been with me for the last 20 years will have a say-so. Then it ultimately will come down to me.

Three, the success rate on these things is extremely low, which doesn’t Authentic Guy Lafleur Jersey put the mocker in the best light. The last time I did one of these things, out of 30 picks, I got…zero correct. Zero. Nada. Zippo. Goose eggs. (Technically, I did get T.J. Warren going to Phoenix correct, but I had him going there with the second of the Suns’ two first-round picks that year; they took him with their first.) Which leads to fans asking afterward a) how could you be so uninformed/stupid, and b) how do you keep your job when you’re so bad at this?

The answers: a) this is not my idea, and b) this is not my idea!!! I do this because you—the dear readers/watchers, love mock drafts and want as many of them as possible. Theoretically, it’s understandable; what’s the harm? But to me, this is the equivalent of asking someone to predict what tomorrow’s lottery number will be.

There are, as ever, just a few variables.