The six-year, $111 million contract he signed in 2008 is one of the biggest in NBA history, and extends through the 2013-2014 season.
On those other nights, though, the coach could sit him down, and let more productive players take over.
The Bobcats have spent much of the season with the NBA's best defense, and are likely to make the playoffs.
“So he's surrounded by better players, and playing at a very high level.”
Despite the setback, however, Milwaukee remains in solid position to nab a surprise playoff berth, and could find itself seeded as high as fifth.
The above sentences were written by an ESPN blogger, and I'm assuming they're grammatically correct - but I don't understand why the use of the comma before "and" is correct. Could you explain why?
In my opinion the commas before "and" in those examples are incorrect. I wouldn't put the comma before "however" in the 4th example either, or before "though" in the first one.
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