Rockets’ James Harden expected to play against Mavericks after X-rays negative Toronto is 47-19 on the year and 2 1/2 games back of Milwaukee for first in the East. It leads Indiana by five games with 16 games left to play. The Raptors would have to go 11-5 while the Pacers would need to go 16-0 to even tie them. Or 10-6 and 15-1. You get the picture.Pushing Leonard to go up one spot when the matchups don’t change greatly in the first or second round may not be worth it. In James’ case he was freshly back from a groin injury and for Leonard, the Raptors have all but locked up the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, so a game against the Heat isn’t an absolute must-play for Leonard. Related News Toronto star Kawhi Leonard is out Sunday at Miami due to…load management— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 9, 2019Leonard joins LeBron James who missed a game earlier this year with the odd injury designation “load management.” This one is a new one, but it’s something teams have been doing for years, they just haven’t called it this. Load management has claimed another victim.Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard will miss Toronto’s matchup with the Heat on Sunday as the team plans to manage his workload toward the end of the season, according to Yahoo Sports.
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday announced the passing of its former executive secretary and founder member, Edward Anthony Shields. Shields passed away on Wednesday in the United States of America (USA) after a brief period of illness. He was 72 years old.A former veteran of the USA war with Vietnam, Shields joined the miningEdward Anthony Shieldsassociation in 1984, and served it faithfully until his passing.The GGDMA has said it mourns the loss of the mining stalwart, noting that “his guidance and tenacity will be missed”. He has been described as a friend of the miners and a champion for miner’s rights in Guyana.The late Edward Anthony Shields will be cremated in the USA, and a memorial service and wake will be held in Guyana at a date to be announced later.