Box Score Breakdown — Monday, January 26th

So, a nice, solid, seven-game slate of NBA games was turned into a disappointing five game night, all thanks to Jack Frost and the impending (insert media-derived snow based headline) descending on the east coast. THose games are lost from a fantasy perspective and there games you missed will not hep you in your push toward the playoffs as the games will be made up sometime in April. Let’s not dwell on the negative, we still had Anthony Davis toying with the Sixers to keep us entertained.

The On-Deck Circle: N.L. Central

When it comes to unforeseen breakouts in the National League Central during 2014, two young Chicago pitchers, one starter and one reliever, immediately come to mind. Both Kyle Hendricks and Neil Ramirez debuted in the bigs last summer to little fanfare, but each will enter the upcoming season with plenty of promise and expectations following outstanding rookie efforts.

Box Score Breakdown — Sunday, January 25th

There were 11 games Sunday. The Atlanta Hawks won their 16th straight game. Not to be overshadowed, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their sixth consecutive game, second longest active streak in the NBA. They’re still 12 games behind the Hawks and sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Lakers lost their eight straight game. With their first round pick destined for the Phoenix Suns unless it lands in the top five, losing is the new winning in their eyes.