Stefon Diggs and Xavier Rhodes missed practice Wednesday. It was not injury related.
“They did not make me happy Nyheim Hines Jersey
,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, via Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune.
Zimmer did not elaborate, but Rhodes and Diggs were jawing with each other at the walk-through Wednesday morning.
According to Krammer, Rhodes and Diggs engaged in “heated chatter” during Tuesday’s practice. Rhodes intercepted a throw intended for Adam Thielen, and Diggs caught a couple of passes over the middle against Rhodes with the two players “chirping at one another.”
After Rhodes caught a long touchdown pass, he threw the ball into the stands. Rhodes refused to leave the field, staying at corner with the third-team defense.
The Indiana Pacers have been winning together, losing together and fighting together all season.
Now they need to demonstrate their resilience once more as they try to save their season by rebounding from an emotional loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
”Nobody thought we’d be in this situation,” Victor Oladipo said Tyquan Lewis Jersey
, referring to the playoffs. ”It’s important for us to stick together now because we’ve seen where it can go, where it can take us and it’s great.”
The immediate problem is recent history doesn’t bode well for the underdog Pacers, who trail 3-2 with Game 5 set for Friday in Indianapolis.
Cleveland swept Indiana in the first round last year, winning four games by a record low 16 total points. James has won 10 straight close-out games and has never lost a first-round series. Indiana, meanwhile, is trying to reach the conference semifinals for the first time since 2014.
But the Pacers don’t care about stats, projections or conventional wisdom – as they’ve proven repeatedly this season.
Following last summer’s Paul George trade, Indiana seemed bound for the draft lottery. Instead, general manager Kevin Pritchard cobbled together a rare combination of proven Joe Theismann Jersey
, often overlooked veterans, emerging stars, good shooters and willing defenders.
It turned out to be a perfect fit.