The bad news is the Kings didn’t move up in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery. The good news is they didn’t move down, either, receiving the eighth overall pick.
The Warriors have not lost consecutive games this season. But following their home loss to Oklahoma City in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the team is having a healthy amount of concern, if not desperation.
A’s first baseman Billy Butler has been an everyday player for most of his career. His role now with the A’s is much different – a platoon player who has had just 58 at-bats in the A’s first 39 games.
Khris Davis hits three home runs, including a game-ending grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning, to give the A’s an 8-5 win over the visiting Texas Rangers. Davis matches his career-high with six RBIs.
Madison Bumgarner strikes out 11 and gets his first complete game this season, and Brandon Crawford drives in all five runs as the visiting Giants defeat the San Diego Padres 5-1.
Colin Kaepernick was on the field for the first organized team activity, but he’s yet to be cleared to for practice after shoulder and knee surgeries. Meanwhile, Blaine Gabbert has a jump on running the offense and being looked upon as the starter.
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