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FERRALL-A-VENT Thursday February 26, 2015
Well, I guess we know why former Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones was thrown off the team. At first, everybody heard the story about how he had been suspended and then thrown off the team because he was sending threatening texts to a former girlfriend saying he was going to slap her up and beat her up, and that may have been the case. Obviously, Rick Pitino wasn’t going to tolerate that. I can see him getting suspended for that for sure. Then you start wondering why he’s completely thrown off the team. I mean, he was 13 points, four rebounds, and over three-and-a-half assists a game. He had started in 24 of 26 games. He’s a senior from Memphis, but now we know why he’s gone completely. He’s going to turn himself in this morning after he’s been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. All this, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. One of Jones’ alleged victims was a 19‑year-old woman and the other was 20. This is a gigantic story that’s developing. It’s obviously going to be a lot of talk about this tonight On the Bench at 10PM East/7PM Pacific on CBS Sports Radio.
But the big game tonight is the Warriors and Cavs. How great is this going to be in Cleveland? Golden State beat them in the East Bay last month easily and Cleveland has dropped seven of eight to Golden State, including the 112‑94 road loss in the season’s first meeting January 9. Irving scored 23, but shot 9 of 23 in that game but LeBron James didn’t play that night due to knee and back injuries. Cleveland goes home after opening the second half with three straight road wins. All they’ve been doing is winning. Cleveland held the Pistons to 31 points in the second half the other night. James is styling, he had 19 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds. With those assists he moved past Scotty Pippin for first place all the time amongst forwards. This is going to be a killer game. The Cavs have won ten straight at home by an average of 15 points, but they’ve lost four in a row to Golden State. Steph Curry against LeBron and company tonight, does it get any better than that?
There are nine NHL games, including the Kings going for their ninth straight win as they take on Ottawa. There are four ranked college basketball games, Arizona and Colorado and San Diego and Gonzaga are the best games. Get my picks for a Thursday. See you tonight On the Bench.