Five lessons from last week:
▪ After six years, the Raiders are ready to take a chance on Michael Crabtree.
▪ The Pacers and Thunder were clearly a Paul George and Kevin Durant away from making the playoffs.
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▪ Walk-off eagles are an efficient – and cool – way to win a playoff on the LPGA Tour.
▪ There is plenty of season left for the Giants, and based on the Arizona series, it could go either way.
▪ The last time there was that much animosity between teams from Oakland and Kansas City, they were the Raiders and the Chiefs.
– Jeff Caraska