Last spring, Paul George, unhappy with his team’s subpar playoff performances, informed the Indiana Pacers he wished to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when his contract expired.

Rather than lose their superstar wing (then a four-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA Third Team, one-time All-Defensive First Team, two-time All-Defensive Second Team, one-time Most Improved Player and one-time All-Rookie Second Team) for nothing, the Pacers opted to make a trade.

Maybe Steph still hasn’t gotten the memo, as he was spotted during the game munching popcorn on the bench, but the N.B.A. All-Star Game is serious now.

Over the first weekend of Thanksgiving break the Amherst men’s squash team returned to the court, opening the season with two wins. On Friday, Nov. 17, Amherst bested NESCAC rival Tufts, before overwhelming Boston University the following day. Both matches took place at home at the Davenport Courts.

On a gorgeous day at Mt. Greylock, Williams’ home course, the Amherst women’s cross country team (43 points) placed second to the Ephs (20 points) at the annual Little Three Championships, defeating Wesleyan (69 points). This victory for Williams marks their 10th straight win at the Little Three Championships. As a result of their strong showing, Amherst moved up one place in the New England Region rankings to No. 7, while Williams retained their second-place regional ranking.

The New Orleans Pelicans completed a four-game sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs on Saturday, April 21. The win marked the first time in NBA history that a team seeded sixth or lower swept a first-round series in the modern best-of-seven format, which replaced best-of-five series in 2003. If that wasn’t enough, the Pelicans outscored the Trail Blazers by over nine points per game in the four victories.