Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 28


Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 28

Ian Mendes takes a look at the top 10 marginal characters in NHL history given Guy Serotas very bizarre tweets about Sarah Silverman before he was dropped as a federal mediator in the NHL CBA negotiations.

Great piece by James Mirtle on unlikely CBA negotiator Kevin Westgarth, who is one of the lead figures among players in the CBA discussion while also serving as the LA Kings enforcer.

There are those who believe the NHL owners will eventually pull the 211 million in make whole money off the table. Bob McKenzie outlines it during a radio hit in Edmonton.

Daniel Alfredsson says the NHL players are all pissed off about the NHL lockout, and standing firmly behind Donald Fehr.

Brad Richards is scared for the NHL and the game of hockey at this point, and theres good reason for all of that. The lockout continues to threaten the long-term well being of the game.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL franchise to hit the 1 billion mark in worth, according to Forbes Magazine.

The San Jose Sharks have spelled out the amount of the first refund checks to season ticket holders as more NHL games go by the wayside.

For something completely different: This is the scariest hidden camera stunt ever. Its actually hard to believe this didnt end in a really, really bad way.

Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders


Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder


Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Warriors, who set the league's regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Oklahoma City dominated Games 3 and 4 at home, but the Warriors made 21 of 44 3-pointers on Saturday, while Oklahoma City was 3 of 23.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 for the Thunder. But Durant made just 10 of 31 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 27.

Trying to become the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors trailed much of the game and trailed by eight going to the fourth quarter.

Thompson kept them in it with four 3-pointers in just over seven minutes to start the period. Curry then hit two 3s, the second of which tied the game at 99 with 2:47 to play.

Thompson's 3 with 1:35 to play put the Warriors up 104-101.

The Thunder, who blew a number of fourth-quarter leads during the regular season, fell apart in the final minutes after Golden State had finally gone ahead for good.

Westbrook lost control of the ball, and after Thompson missed a 3, Westbrook turned the ball over again. Curry's layup with 14.3 seconds to play put the Warriors up by five, the Thunder turned it over again, and the Warriors were in the clear.

The Thunder led 23-20 after one quarter, then seized momentum early in the second. Steven Adams' powerful one-handed dunk on Draymond Green drew a roar from the crowd and gave Oklahoma City a 37-28 lead. Green, who had hit Adams in the groin area twice during the series, was a constant target for the vocal Thunder fans.

Thompson opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors a 54-53 edge, but the Thunder closed the quarter strong and led 83-75 heading into the fourth.

McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto


McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto

Sean McAdam joins SNC to discuss the Red Sox bullpen giving up a 4-run lead in the late innings of their loss to the Blue Jays.

Watch the video above.