Welcome back from the long weekend, where we now find ourselves less than a month from Selection Sunday. We hope you are staying safe from the storms impacting the country.
Next-Level Thermal Technology
NBA Players are increasingly using the Hyperice Venom Back and Knee courtside during the game.
As the Official Recovery Technology Partner of the NBA, Hyperice is continuing to advance the game. The Venom series uses a combination of heat and vibration technology to warm, loosen, and relax stiff and painful muscles and joints. It is popular with NBA players and is frequently spotted being used on the bench in between plays and during warm up.
“Our partnership with Hyperice furthers our commitment to optimizing player performance and recovery through innovative technology,” said Dan Rossomondo, NBA Senior Vice President, Media and Business Development.
NBA: The Warriors’ Draymond Green called out the league’s double standards in its treatment of players. Also: The Spurs’ next three games have been postponed after four players tested positive for COVID-19.
Australian Open: Qualifier Aslan Karatsev upset 18th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who was red-hot, to reach the semis against top-seed Novak Djokovic.
NHL: The Stars postponed a second game against the Predators due to storm-related power outages in Dallas.
Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
Watch: 10 p.m. ET, NHL Network
Odds: Knights -110, Avalanche -104 || O/U 6
Pick: Colorado always plays the Knights tough, but Vegas is difficult to beat at home (8-1-1). Goaltending has been strong for both teams. Don’t overthink this one: take the Golden Knights at a discount and the under.
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