Alex Ovechkin joins elite company, nets 600th career goal

Alex Ovechkin has reached 600 career goals, but how well do you know the details of the Washington Capitals star’s scoring dominance? Test your knowledge here!

I just have to put the puck in and do my job, Ovechkin said after scoring his 40th goal of the season at the Stadium Series game in Annapolis on March 3. Forty is nice, but 50 is better.

Greeting Ovechkin in the locker room, owner Ted Leonsis took the moment to express his gratitude for 600 goals over the past 13 seasons.

I told him I loved him and respected him and was very grateful and appreciated everything he’s done for the fans and for our team and looking forward to the next 100 goals, Leonsis said. We should never take Alex for granted. It’s really remarkable what he’s accomplished.

Ovechkin was drafted first overall by Washington in 2004. Since entering the NHL in 2005, no one has come close to matching Ovechkin’s goal totals, as he has nearly 200 more tallies than the next highest scorer, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (404). Ovechkin has scored more than 50 goals in a season seven times and more than 40 goals nine times.

Dec. 15: Galvis should remain a starter in San Diego and maintain NL-only middle-infield value, but this deal was about clearing shortstop for J.P. Crawford in Philadelphia. Crawford is the better fantasy pick thanks to his speed.

Dec. 14: Ozuna, who was likely due some regression anyway, is about as valuable in fantasy in St. Louis as he was in Miami. The ballpark factors are similar for righty power and the Cardinals (4.7) scored almost the same rate of runs per game in 2017 as the Marlins (4.8). Alcantara is a prospect to watch in Miami, where he’s more likely to make the team out of spring training. Read more from Tristan H. Cockcroft.

All jokes set aside, the Clippers would either have to hit on one of those 15th-pick-caliber future superstars and have him develop into that superstardom relatively quickly or hit a home run in free agency to bring in the upper-level talent to lead their quality depth back to contention. So … where does this Clippers Process leave the fantasy prospects of the Clips, both this season and next?

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At 5-foot-9, Wilson isn’t the classic big receiver who typically finds big paydays. But in today’s spread-oriented schemes, he can eat up a lot of yards between the 20s. — Seifert

He could be of value elsewhere, too. He can play inside or outside, at least in a 4-3 base scheme, and has missed only four games in his four-year career. — Seifert

A surprise Oakland run would probably send Billy Beane in search of a rental or two, and he has the supply of young arms to make something happen.

Duffy is on a team-friendly deal that has four years remaining on it, providing a lot of future WAR to a team willing to help provide a boost to Kansas City’s farm system.

As for a surprise Royals run … it wouldn’t be boosted much by dealing prospects from the barren system. More likely, it would be a lower-tier prospect or two and a willingness to take on some money.

Towns shot 13 for 17, including making all three of his 3-point attempts, and showed no ill effects after getting knocked in the face with about a minute left in the first half.

Entering the fourth quarter in this defense-optional contest, the Wizards were ahead 90-82. The hosts stretched that to a game-high edge of 10 points, at 95-85 with 10 minutes left.

But a 20-3 run capped by an inside basket from Andrew Wiggins off Towns’ assist put Minnesota up 105-98 with less than 5 1/2 minutes to go. After the Wizards got within 111-109, Towns sank a corner 3 with 29 seconds left to push the visitors’ lead back up to five.

Every starter scored at least 10 points for the Timberwolves, who were coming off a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their previous game. Wiggins scored 16, and Nemanja Bjelica had 17, plus eight rebounds and seven assists.

Miller opened the scoring 4:19 into the game, but Ottawa roared back with three goals to close the period as Paajarvi scored his seventh of the season, Dzingel notched his 20th while on the power play and Pyatt tipped in Cody Ceci’s shot at 11:24.

Miller scored his second of the game on the power play 2:03 into the second period to cut the margin to 3-2, but the Senators answered that with goals by Hoffman — who also got his 20th of the season — and Gaborik to grab a 5-3 lead at 13:44.

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Abdominal surgery likely to shelve Clippers’ Avery Bradley for rest of regular season

LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley underwent surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominis muscles on Tuesday and will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

Six to eight weeks is the recovery time for the surgery, which means the Clippers would need to make the postseason for Bradley to have a chance to return this season.

The Clippers are 36-29 and holding on to the seventh seed.

Towns was back out there to open the second half, and he kept getting the ball down low — and kept putting it in the hoop. Wizards starting center Marcin Gortat, in particular, put up little resistance while trying to guard the All-Star known by his initials, KAT.

Both teams are without All-Star guards at the moment. The Timberwolves are missing Jimmy Butler, who had surgery on his right knee on Feb. 25, while the Wizards don’t have John Wall, out since late January because of an operation on his left knee.

If you’re skeptical about what a guard can get on the open market, recall the deal Kevin Zeitler received last year from the Browns: five years, $60 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed. And Norwell, unlike Zeitler, was a first-team All-Pro in his contract year. — Seifert

Reasonable people can debate whether Solder is an upper-tier player, but no one can argue the value of even a competent left tackle in free agency. In 2017, the Rams gave Andrew Whitworth — at age 35 — a deal that averaged $11.25 million per year. Solder could cash in if he decides to leave the Patriots. — Seifert

Inciarte is a joy to watch in center field. He also had a nice season at the plate in 2017 and has four years and an option remaining on an extremely team-friendly deal. If the Giants had the prospects to deal, they would be wearing out the smartphone of Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos.

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Lillard, Blazers beat Heat 115-99 for 10th straight victory

As the Portland Trail Blazers keep winning, Damian Lillard should keep climbing in the MVP conversation, according to Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.

Lillard had 32 points and 10 assists, and the Trail Blazers beat the Heat 115-99 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory.

The acquisition of Hartman Feb. 25 from Chicago, plus the decision by Mike Fisher to come out of retirement and rejoin the team he captained to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, only made a deep team even deeper.

So deep, in fact, that Laviolette continues to give key players maintenance days off to give them rest before the playoffs. Calle Jarnkrok got Saturday night’s game off, leaving P.K. Subban as the only skater to play in every game, and there’s a chance Subban could get a game off during the team’s three-game road trip that starts Thursday night in Arizona.

This is one of the toughest times of the year, center Ryan Johansen said. Every team, every player is bringing their best. You’ve got to find ways to prepare yourself and out-compete, outwork and outplay the opposition.

Pageau poked in a rebound with 1:45 remaining to stretch the lead to 5-3.

For some reason, I don’t know if we had a regular jump that we’ve had throughout this homestand. You factor in that we just didn’t get the start that we wanted, Panthers captain Derek MacKenzie said. We let a team hang around, and sooner or later something like that is going to happen.

Paajarvi put the Senators ahead 3-2 when he swept in a rebound 42 seconds into the third period.

The Panthers tied it at 3 on Huberdeau’s goal. Trocheck passed toward the net and the puck went off Huberdeau’s skate and in at 4:23.

George and Anthony each scored 21 points and Westbrook notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.

George and Anthony broke out of shooting slumps. George was 4 of 9 on 3-pointers and Anthony hit 5 of 7 to make the Kings pay for packing the paint.

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Each day, we provide you with the best players to target in your daily fantasy hoops leagues, from high-priced stars to solid midrange values to cheaper, riskier players who carry upside.

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Dario Saric and Ilyasova hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 91-89 lead in the fourth that sent a stout crowd that had trudged through a storm to get to the Wells Fargo Center into a frenzy.

The only thing that could derail the Sixers at this point would be a serious injury to Embiid or Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons.

Embiid, playing with four fouls, crashed to the court on a hard foul in the third and instantly grabbed his lower back. Embiid was slow to rise but did and made two free throws. He brushed off his discomfort and stormed down the court on the next possession for a bucket that cut the Sixers’ deficit to 80-74 through three.

Walker scored 31 points and Kaminsky 19 for the Hornets. Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Gary Harris scored 26 points, hitting a key basket with just under a minute left, and Denver weathered a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-102 on Friday night.

“It wasn’t pretty, but we got the win, and that’s all that matters,” Harris said.

The Nuggets held on to the Western Conference’s last playoff spot and snapped a two-game losing streak. They improved to 10-19 on the road.

“It was real big,” said forward Will Barton, who finished with 24 points. “Road win, which we’ve been struggling at all year, coming off two L’s in a row. With the push we’re trying to make, this was vital.”

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Pac-12 commish Larry Scott wants one-and-done culture to end

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is the latest to call for an end to the NBA rule preventing high school basketball players from entering the NBA draft.

“[College basketball is] not meant to be a way station to the pros,” Scott told the Arizona Republic, referring to the current one-and-done system in which NCAA stars often leave for the NBA after their freshman season.

“Major League Baseball gets it right,” Scott said. “They create a fork in the road. You can go to the draft out of high school. But if you go to college, [the pros] can re-evaluate you again in three years.”

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy recently criticized the one-and-done system and the backlash against high school players wanting to bypass college.

“People that were against [players] coming out [of high school] made a lot of excuses, but I think a lot of it was racist. I’ve never heard anybody go up in arms about [minor league baseball or hockey],” Van Gundy told reporters on Sunday. “They are not making big money, and they’re white kids primarily and nobody has a problem.

“But all of a sudden you’ve got a black kid that wants to come out of high school and make millions. That’s a bad decision, but bypassing college to go play for $800 a month in minor league baseball? That’s a fine decision? What the hell is going on?”

Aaron Gordon, who averaged 14.5 points in his first four games back from a nine-game absence due to a hip injury, scored 27 to go along with 13 rebounds. It was his 14th double-double and seventh game with at least 25 points.

Gordon’s double-double occurred on a night when Orland’s defense forced Detroit to miss 16 of its last 17 shots while allowing under 110 points for the 31st time.

Nikola Vucevic added 22 and is averaging 17 points in five games since returning from a fractured left hand.

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