Subbing in for an injured Brad Marchand (undisclosed injury) on a top scoring line with Patrice Bergeron, Heinen has two goals and an assist in his past three games. While the 22-year-old is sure to lose that precious gig once Marchand is ready to return, he remains an intriguing daily fantasy option in the meanwhile. Marchand has yet to even be cleared for contact in practice.
Los Angeles now will look for its first three-game winning streak, playing at Sacramento where Ball will have a much-anticipated rookie showdown against De’Aaron Fox.
Despite shooting just 8-of-26 overall and 3-of-12 from 3-point range over his past two games, Ball is playing some of his best basketball of the season because of the way he has rebounded.
“We were expecting what we got [from Ball] which is him to make winning plays,” Walton said of Ball’s fourth-quarter play. “… Zo has a knack for making winning plays and he is obviously showing that he is a very, very good rebounder and we needed that.”
The network last week announced it would present “the majority” of play-by-play coverage during Steelers vs. Titans via SkyCam, giving its audience a video game-like viewing experience. Yes, EA Sports’ “Madden” video game series has become that influential.
NBC’s experiment with SkyCam as the primary broadcast viewing angle is a direct result of the positive feedback the network received during and after it was forced to use the angle in Week 7, when thick New England fog rendered the customary sideline view useless in the second half of the Patriots’ win over the Falcons.
“We’ve long talked about using SkyCam more in the live play-by-play coverage of the game,” NBC producer Fred Gaudelli told SN. “However, what has stopped us is some of the system’s limitations.
After letting one slip away in New Orleans, the Redskins try to regroup Thursday against the Giants.