Monday, 15 April 2019 01:09

In the Hunt

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The Minnesota Marauders are still in playoff contention after winning 4 straight games to bring their record to 38-40, good enough for a 8th place tie with the hated Boston Buzzards in the National conference. One fan commented...

"No one likes Buzzards especially Pirates... Their ugly, they stink and you definitely don't want to see one flying overhead."

A lot of chatter has come from their GM, Warnke, already claiming the 8th spot as their own with around 20 games to play.  Apparently the rest of the playoff contenders should bow down and let the Buzzards run right over them.  Minnesota made it 2-0 versus them this season with a 11 point victory a few nights ago. Big Ervin Holmes nearly missed a triple-double scoring 12 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and swatted 9 shots.  GM Rouse spoke...

"I'm not worried about what's going on with Boston the only thing I can control is our teams atmosphere. Coach Hensley, has done an outstanding job keeping the team focused and not worried about outside noise. We are a very young team but I still think we have the talent to make the playoffs."

The Highlanders are still in the race and are 2 games behind both teams while it looks like the Sharks are running away with at least a 7th seed.  With 22 games to go the Marauders play 11 at home and 11 on the road while the Buzzards have a split at 11/11 and the Highlanders have a 10/12 split playing 1 extra game on the road. Boston hosts Seattle and Minnesota hosts Toronto so advantage Buzzards before the big big showdown March 8th in Boston.  The 2 teams play in Minneapolis March 26 for the final meeting. These are not must win games but to go down 2 games with 20 to go isn't ideal. Coach Hensley disagreed...

"Hey, there's 22 games left in the season not 2 so I'm not worried about some showdown over in the Northeast somewhere."

The coaching staff has changed up not only the depth charts but the game plan as well leading to a 4-1 record, with the only loss a 22 point half time blown lead versus Denver. Also, the long-awaited debut of, Andrew Evans, has come and gone where he's coming off the bench at SF averaging around 10 minutes per game. He's just trying to fit somewhere in the offense and so far so good, shooting 8/16 from the field, 5/5 from the line and having a +14 on court differential in just 5 games.

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