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Morgan Park's Blackshear dislocates shoulder

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Morgan Park's Blackshear dislocates shoulder

Monday, March 28, 2011
Posted 11:22 p.m.

By Scott Phillips
YourSeason.com

The biggest individual honor for an elite high school basketball player is to be selected for the McDonald's All-American Game. For area players Wayne Blackshear, Anthony Davis and Ariel Massengale, that dream is being played out in front of a hometown crowd.

While Perspectives-MSA's Davis and Bolingbrook's Massengale will continue to go through the practices leading up to Wednesdays game at the United Center, Blackshear will be out for the remainder of the festivities and the game as he suffered a dislocated shoulder during Monday mornings practice session at Attack Athletics.

"I don't even really remember what happened," Blackshear said. "I was coming off of a screen and I got bumped the wrong way and I felt a pop in my shoulder."

The Morgan Park star was still present for the Powerade Jam Fest on Monday night at Chicago State, dressed in his game-issued warmups with a sling on his left arm.

Blackshear was scheduled to compete in the dunk contest but watched the action from the sidelines. He also said there is no time frame on how long he will be sidelined.

"I went to the hospital as soon as it happened," Blackshear said. "My sports doctor was there and he said it was a dislocated shoulder and that I should sit out."

Massengale and Davis, meanwhile, each competed in the three-point shootout but didnt make the cut for the final round.

Connecticut signee Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Anaheim, CA) and Kentucky recruit Kyle Wiltjer (Jesuit, OR) won the three-point shootouts while Oklahoma State commit LeBryan Nash (Dallas, TX) took home the championship in the dunk contest.

Syracuse commit Michael Carter-Williams (South Hamilton, MA) and USC recruit Ariya Crook-Williams (Los Angeles, CA) won the skills competition.

Three Things to Watch: Bulls-76ers

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls-76ers

The Bulls square off against the Sixers tonight on NBC Sports Chicago, with coverage beginning at 6:30 with Bulls Pregame Live. Here are three things to watch as the Bulls begin the stretch run of their regular season.

1. The new rotation: Most of the Bulls’ rotation looks the same, but the addition of David Nwaba, Cristiano Felicio and Cameron Payne will have a different feel. The Bulls clearly want to get a look at these guys before the end of the regular season, meaning they’re not just going to get sporadic minutes. They’ll have to play through their mistakes, play out-matched at times and be put in uncomfortable situations. But the Bulls need to see what they have, especially in Payne, who has missed the entire season to this point with a broken foot.

2. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons: They’re quite the 1-2 punch and have the Sixers looking at their first playoff appearance since Derrick Rose hadn’t yet torn an ACL. Yeah, that’s a long time. Embiid just finished his first All-Star appearance (starting in his second year) and Simmons is the front runner for Rookie of the Year. The Bulls will have their hands full with these two. Luckily…

3. Kris Dunn is back: The Bulls wanted to get Dunn some run before heading to All-Star Weekend to play in the Rising Stars Challenge, and he looked healthy in that thumping against the Raptors last week. The good news is John Paxson says Dunn won’t be on a minutes limit, which means he’s healthy. That, of course, is more important than how he’s playing. It’ll be fun to see him, LaVine and Markkanen play together down the stretch. Their numbers together aren’t great, but the Bulls are 2-2 with all three in the lineup, and tanking or not…it’s more fun to watch when those three are rolling. 

Blackhawks edge out Senators in shootout: 'It was really nice to get a win'

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Blackhawks edge out Senators in shootout: 'It was really nice to get a win'

It was a rare sight to see the Blackhawks in a shootout on Wednesday night.

It was just the second time this season — and first time at the United Center — that the Blackhawks made it past 3-on-3 overtime. 

The last came on Dec. 2, 2017, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars in Dallas. On Wednesday night, the Blackhawks were on the other end, beating the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a seven-round shootout. Nick Schmaltz netted the game-winner.

"We'll take it," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I thought we had a decent game tonight. Overtime not so good, I liked the shootout victory, Fors made some big saves for us particularly as the game got deeper. Our third was OK, I thought our first two were way better, and overtime we gave up some high quality, some bells were rings for a bit there. But it was nice to see the shootout win."

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, recording another multi-point game, his 16th of the season.

"I mean we need every point we can get at this point," Kane said. "There's still belief in this locker room. Obviously we need to go on quite a run and have a big record here down the stretch. But take it a game at a time and nice to get two points."

Anton Forsberg was a big reason the Blackhawks even recorded those two points. The 25-year-old netminder stopped 34 of 36 shots and made a handful of big saves down the stretch.

"It was really nice to get a win for sure," Forsberg said. "I would love to have a lot more wins, but right now just gotta look forward and get as many wins as possible."

Added Quenneville: "I think it was good for him to win a game the way he did. Lot of shots were on the line, as we progressed, got deeper, hitting the point first was big for him and for us and then finding a way to get the extra one was a good win."