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With his spring-leading five HRs and .469 average, Michael Morse (right) had the Nationals—yes, really—one game back of the Grapefruit League lead through Monday. Back in D.C., the Capitals (40-20-10) won their eighth straight, 4--3 over Chicago on Sunday, thanks to Mike Knuble's OT goal.
Has there ever been a more dominant season-ending performance than Kemba Walker's last week? The UConn guard seemed to single-handedly win the Big East tourney for the Huskies, scoring 130 points over five games, the most ever in an NCAA conference tournament.
Melky Cabrera has spoiled Royals fans this spring, hitting .517 through 13 games; meanwhile Asdrubal Cabrera—no relation—has been a bright spot (.636 slugging) for the Indians. And Miguel? After a rough start, plus the DUI, he was 6 for 10 over the weekend with four RBIs.
Celtics G.M. Danny Ainge was ripped by fans, media and—reportedly—his players for trading Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson last month. Since then newbies Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic (right) have combined for 24.5 ppg. Perkins and Robinson? Six points in OKC. Total.