The Morning Huddle – February 15th, 2017

4-0

PSG 2

Paris Saint Germain absolutely thrashed Barcelona in the first-leg of the Champions League final 16 round, winning 4-0. Angel di Maria scored twice in the rout, in the 18th and 55th minutes, Julian Draxler added another in the 40th minute and Edinson Cavani’s 71st minute goal capped it off. The loss equalled Barcelona’s worst in Europe, which came during the semifinals against Bayern Munich four years ago.

Unless Barcelona can pull off a miracle at Camp Nou on March 8th, it will be the first time the Spanish Squad is eliminated before the quarter-finals in a decade. So far, no squad in the history of the Champions League has been able to come back from a four-goal first-leg deficit.

Love Out

Kevin Love

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will likely be out for six weeks after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday morning to “remove a loose body from his left knee.” On a personal level, his injury couldn’t come at a worse time: Love is averaging 20 PPG and 11.1 rebounds, his best stats yet as a member of the Cavs.

According to NBC Sports, Love had an MRI earlier this week, after complaining his knee was bothering him. The team did not immediately announce the results and instead went for a second opinion, the first indication that something was wrong.

As for the Cavaliers, they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 last night. LeBron and Kyrie Irving each scored 25, while Channing Frye added another 21.

Through the Legs

Have you seen LeBron James’s insane assist to Derrick Williams through Andrew Wiggins’ legs? We’ll just leave this right here:

 

Mayweather vs. McGregor – it ain’t gonna happen

Floyd Mayweather used Instagram to assure fans that he is happily retired and will not come back to fight Conor McGregor. More specifically, he isn’t coming back to fight anyone. Mayweather posted that:

There seems to be several rumors floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn’t been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters. I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world to know.”

 

According to ESPN, before Floyd made the post denouncing any rumors, Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony Marnell “confirmed to ESPN that the commission had been made aware of active negotiations between the two camps, but said the fight still faces several challenges.”
But it seems as if for now, at least, it’s false hope. But hey, Mayweather is full of surprises, so, who knows?