Happy Saturday, everyone. Here are today’s Fear the Links.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Cedi Osman describes playing in the NBA for the first time, how J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can give the Cavs extra playmaking and the Cavs lost to the Pacers in preseason action.
Because it’s what everyone is focused on today, these links are all about last night’s crazy Indians game. We’ll have Cavs stuff all season when basketball actually matters, so let’s just enjoy one of the craziest games any of us have seen. And, if you aren’t already, read Lets Go Tribe, our sister site.
At The Athletic, Zack Meisel wrote about how the Indians again proved they can overcome adversity again and again this year — last night was just the latest example.
Also at The Athletic, T.J. Zuppe wrote about how the Josh Tomlin and Yan Gomes made their impact on the game.
SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee wrote about Joe Girardi learning the hardest lesson at the worst possible time.
Lastly, at Sports Illustrated, the incomparable Tom Verducci on the Indians’ win.