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Monday Quickies: Wall-Star Edition

John Wall dominates the Hawks and more in today’s quickies.

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

If you had any doubt before last night, you don’t now. John Wall is the best point guard in the Eastern Conference, and he flexed his muscle and showed his ability last night in game one of the Washington Wizards’ first round series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Wall finished the game with 32 points, 14 assists and a block. The 32 points were a playoff career high for Wall.

Tweet of the day

He was good, and he knew it.

Get used to it, Atlanta. You’ve got a whole series left to watch him be good.

Your quickies

John Wall shows Hawks whose house it is - Washington Post
Wall had the Verizon Center rocking and rolling with his dominant performance and show-stopping plays.

Bat Cats take series over Missouri - Scout
Starting pitcher Justin Lewis fought through illness to deliver a fine-inning, one-run performance, helping the Cats beat Missouri and win the series.

Former Wildcat hits walk-off home run for Marlins - KSR
Speaking of the Bat Cats...former Bat Cat JT Riddle had a huge career moment for the Miami Marlins. He just got called up last week.

Cats pick up three-star wide receiver commitment - Saturday Down South
Cadarius Gaskin announced via Twitter yesterday that he has committed to Kentucky. Gaskin is a three-star wide receiver in the 2018 class.

Kentucky’s five biggest priorities before the season starts - SEC Country
Depth on the defensive line, another running back, better punting, a healthy Drew Barker and a stronger Stephen Johnson are what Joe Mussatto says Kentucky needs.

Top 50 2018 center visits Calipari - Cats Pause
David McCormack is a four-star center who took an unofficial visit to Lexington yesterday.

Westbrook says his friendship with Harden is on hold during game - ESPN
Russell Westbrook and James Harden have a good relationship, but that’s on hold during their playoff series, at least for Brodie.

Draymond Green dominates in Warriors’ win over Portland - NBA
Green dominated in the paint and at the rim yesterday, recording two massive blocks on Noah Vonleh and Damian Lillard.

Dak Prescott says Tony Romo has left big shoes to fill - NFL
Prescott is already off to a great start in filling those shoes, earning Dallas’ starting job and leading them to the best record in the NFC in his rookie year.

Boston Celtics get upset by Bulls in emotional game one - Celtics Blog
Isaiah Thomas was phenomenal just one day after losing his sister to a car accident, but the Chicago Bulls stole home court advantage from the Celtics.

College football has six new rules - SB Nation
Most of the new rules are centered around recruiting.

Penguins beat Blue Jackets in OT thriller - FOX Sports
The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 3-0 series lead on the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-4 OT win last night. They now have a stronghold on the series.

United Airlines had to remove two more customers - Reuters
United may have another PR issue. The airline had to remove an engaged couple, but the reports from the two parties as to what happened are conflicting.