KD On Fire For Warriors Game 3 Win, LeBron Passes Michael Jordan For Most 30 Point Games

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Golden State’s Kevin Durant’s 43 points propelled the Warriors to a big game 3 win over the Cleveland Cavs Wednesday night. If it wasn’t for Durant’s shooting (24 points in the first half), the Cavs could have blown out the Warriors. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were both cold in the first half going 1 for 8 and 2 for 7 respectively. LeBron passed Michael Jordan’s record with his 11oth playoff game with 30 or more points, but it wasn’t enough, and now the Cavs face a 3-0 deficit. No team has ever come back to win the Finals after being down 0-3. Game 4 is Friday night. Warriors 110, Cavaliers 102.

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LeBron Says No One Wants White House Invite, Wentz On Track For Opener, J.J. Wilcox Shocks Niners

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The Cavs host the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night for game 3 of the NBA Finals. We still have a few games left to determine the NBA Champion, but talk has already started on whether the winning team will be invited (and will agree to go) to the White House. LeBron (no fan of President Trump) weighed in by saying,  “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyways. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going. Let’s not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment. Because I think the championship – winning a Super Bowl or winning a Stanley Cup or winning a World Series or winning an NBA championship or national championship – is way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with him in there.”

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In some NFL news, Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz, who tore his ACL last December, is reportedly doing well rehabbing and could be ready to play in the season opener.

Free-agent backup Safety, J.J. Wilcox shocked the San Francisco 49ers when he decided not to sign with the team (even though he agreed to a one year contract), and stated he’ll sign with the New York Jets instead.

 

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49ers Icon Dwight Clark Passes, Trump Cancels Eagles Visit, Capitals Up 3-1

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Dwight Clark, the legendary receiver on the San Francisco 49ers and responsible for one of the most iconic plays in NFL history, passed away on June 4th at the age of 61 after suffering from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). In the NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1982, he caught a pass from 49ers Joe Montana (immortalized as “The Catch”), driving the team to win their first Super Bowl Championship. Clark was beloved by friends and teammates alike. Clark was very close with coach Eddie DeBartolo who said, “I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend and teammate. He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease.” Rest in peace Dwight Clark.

President Trump canceled his traditional ceremony welcoming Super Bowl champions to the White House. Many of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles players declined the initial invitation, and since the whole team wasn’t planning on attending, Trump canceled the entire event. He said, “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony – one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”

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The Washington Capitals handily won game 4 against the Vegas Golden Knights and now have a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. According to NHL stats, any team that has been up 3-1 in the series has won the Stanley Cup 31 straight times. Capitals 6, Knights 2. Game 5 on Thursday 8:00 pm ET.

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Warriors Up 2-0, Curry’s Historic Nine 3’s, Capitals 2-1 Lead, GM Exec Crashes Pace Car

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After a big win on Sunday night in Oakland, the Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 in the NBA Finals. Steph Curry had a historic night with 33 points and an NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers in a game (9). After the game, Draymond Green spoke about Curry to USA Today Sports and said, “One thing that stood out to me was his activity on the defensive end to start the game. When he’s like that, the offense will come. He’s probably one of the greatest scorers, if not the greatest scorer, we’ve ever seen. But when he’s locked in on the defensive end, I know it’s coming.” LeBron had a solid night of scoring with 29 points (13 assists,  and with 1,327 points overall in NBA Finals, passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 2nd most points in NBA Finals history. He now only trails the 1,679 points held by Jerry West. Warriors 122, Cavs 103.

Next up, Warriors at Cavs on Wednesday at 9:00 pm. ET

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The Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scored a franchise record 14th goal this postseason to bring his team to a 2-1 lead over the Vegas Golden Knights.  Vegas has now lost consecutive games for the first time this postseason.  The Knights will try and even the series Monday night at 8:00 pm ET.

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After a 3 year drought, Ryan Hunter-Reay won the IndyCar race in Detroit on Sunday, but that wasn’t the most memorable part of the day. GM Executive Mark Reuss was driving the pace car to start the race when he crashed into a wall on the second turn. The race was delayed for 30 minutes, but no one got hurt (other than Reuss’s ego). Apparently, Reuss joins a long list of experienced drivers crashing pace cars.

 

 

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LeBron’s 51 Points Not Enough For Game 1, Thompson And Love Could Get Suspensions

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If game one of the NBA Finals is a preview for the rest of the series, we’re in for a wild ride. LeBron scored a playoff career-high 51 points…that’s 51 points and the Cavs still lost in overtime. After a controversial charging call was overturned with 36.2 seconds left giving the Warriors’ Kevin Durant the opportunity to score on two free throws, and then the Cavs’ J.R. Smith dribbling away from the basket instead of shooting before time expired during regulation, the Cavs went into overtime looking dejected. The Warriors came out strong and finished the game 124-114. Game 2 on June 3rd, 8:00 pm ET.

With 2.6 seconds remaining in overtime with the Warriors up by 10, the Warriors’ Shaun Livingston took a jump shot and Tristan Thompson felt it was unnecessary saying,”I contested a shot that shouldn’t have been taken. I mean, it’s like the unspoken rule in the NBA: If you’re up by 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don’t take that shot.” Thompson fouled Livingston, appeared to shove a ball in Draymond Green’s face and got ejected from the game. The refs will now review the play, and it’s possible Thompson could face a suspension in game 2. In addition, the Cavs’ Kevin Love (who was on the bench at the time) could get a suspension in game 2 as well because he left the bench during the mini-brawl.

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Holtby’s Big Save And Capitals Even Series, Klay Thompson’s Chess Obsession

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Everyone is talking about Washington Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby who saved the day with his third-quarter save in game 2 of the Stanley Cup. The Capitals tied the series against the Vegas Golden Knights one game each. Game 3 is on June 2nd at 8:00 pm ET.

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The Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first game of the NBA Championship at 9:00 pm tonight. There are many articles and stats about which team has the advantage and what players are doing to prepare for one of the biggest series of their career. The Wall Street Journal just came out with an article about Klay Thompson’s off-court obsession: Chess! Thompson plays chess every day (starting in grade school) and according to his childhood friend, “One thing about Klay is that he’s at his best when you back him into a corner. He’ll be playing loose, but once I show I’m a threat, he can really lock in.” According to the reporter, “Thompson plays basketball the way he plays chess”.

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Williams Fierce Catsuit, LiAngelo Works Out W/Lakers, Colangelo’s Fake Accounts, Randall Out $60 Mill

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Serena Williams gave birth last September, took some time off, and is now back on the court trying to win her 24th Grand Slam. An unseeded Williams won her first match at the French Open and will now face the #17 seed. Serena’s black Nike bodysuit with a red waistband made a statement. Serena responded by saying, “All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in a middle of everything. That’s what this represents. You can’t beat a cat suit, right?”

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LiAngelo Ball is back from Lithuania, and since he won’t be going back to UCLA (suspended by the Bruins for shoplifting during a team trip to China), is working on his NBA draft prospects. On Tuesday he worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers (where his brother Lonzo plays). LiAngelo also has a workout scheduled with the Golden State Warriors, but it’s unclear whether any team thinks he’s matured enough as a player to draft him.

In an odd story, there is circumstantial evidence that the Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Manager Bryan Colangelo used five fake twitter accounts to criticize players such as the Sixers Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz. Colangelo has denied the allegations and said, “This storyline is disturbing to me on many levels, as I am not familiar with any of the other accounts that have been brought to my attention, nor do I know who is behind them or what their motives may be in using them.”

In other 76ers news, Coach Brett Brown agreed to a 3-year extension with the team.

Cleveland Browns’ Safety, Damarious Randall, may be regretting his enthusiasm. He recently tweeted “if the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Finals he’ll buy a jersey for anyone who retweets him”. He currently has over 643,000 retweets. At this rate, if the Cavs win, he’s on the hook for over $60 million dollars. (Jerseys cost $99.99 each)

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Rockets 27 Missed 3’s, Warriors Vs Cavs In NBA Finals, VGS Leads Capitals 1-0

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An exciting weekend of basketball determined the NBA Finals matchup. For the 4th straight year, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

While the Cavs seemed to cruise into the finals in their game 7 win over the Boston Celtics, the Warriors struggled in the first half against the Houston Rockets (who were without Chris Paul). As they’ve been known to do during the playoffs, the Warriors came back strong in the third quarter, and the Rockets melted (missing 27 straight 3’s). According to Elias Sports, the game featured the most consecutive missed 3s in a playoff game in NBA history.

The Finals begin Thursday 9:00 pm. ET at Golden State.

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In the Stanley Cup Finals, the Vegas Golden Knights took game 1 with a 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first game in Stanley Cup playoff history featuring 4 lead changes.

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Rockets Win Game 5, Chris Paul Injured, Ronaldinho A Polygamist

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The Houston Rockets won a crucial game 5 over the Golden State Warriors, however, fans tempered their excitement  in the last minute of the game when Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury. Paul was on fire in the second half of the game hitting 4 three-pointers and 20 overall points. Paul will get an MRI on Friday to determine whether he’ll be healthy enough to play game 6 on Saturday. Spotted on the floor, were NBA fans Justin Timberlake,  J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott. The Rockets lead the series 3-2 with game 6 in Oakland.

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Ronaldinho, the retired Brazilian soccer star and former FIFA World Player of the Year, announced he will marry two women. Polygamy is illegal in Brazil, but since there will only be one wedding ceremony, the law is a bit inconclusive. Ronaldinho claims he is “adept” at polygamy.

 

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Capitals Advance To Stanley Cup Finals, Cavs Look Tired, NFL’s New Anthem Policy

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The Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Finals! With a 4-0 game 7 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Capitals will compete for the Cup for the first time since 1998. Captain Alex Ovechkin scored just over a minute into the game and didn’t look back. After 13 years in the League, Ovechkin is finally going to the Finals. In his news conference after the win, Ovechkin said, “I think everybody is happy, but we still have unfinished, you know what I mean. I don’t know, I’m emotional right now. I think we’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. We understand what it has to take to be in the final. You can see this game was unbelievable. Everybody was all in.”

The Washington Capitals will be in Vegas taking on the Golden Knights for the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday at 8:00 pm. ET

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The Cleveland Cavs looked tired and off in their game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Cavs missed opportunities and looked sloppy, while the Celtics continued their perfect postseason win on home court. Celtics’ Rookie Jayson Tatum added 24 points making this his 9th 20 point game of the postseason and one 20 point game away from tieing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s rookie record. Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday 8:30 ET.

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The NFL owners voted on a new national anthem policy requiring players to stand for the anthem if they are on the field but allowing them to stay in the locker room if they choose not to stand. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted the highlights here.

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