Friday 5 – June 2, 2023
Can anyone stop the Denver Nuggets? So far, that’s a no. The NBA Finals have begun and it’s the Western Conference Champion Nuggets against the Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat.
The action began Thursday night, with Denver beating Miami, 104-93, to take a 1-0 series lead. Nikola Jokic continued his triple-double playoff masterclass, finishing the night with 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Jamal Murray had 26 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat only made it to the free throw line twice and Jimmy Butler had just 13 points. The Nuggets are so good defensively…and offensively…and they’re just really good.
Game 2 tips off on Sunday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT from Ball Arena and will be broadcast on ABC.
Stanley Cup Final
June is full of finals. School finals. NBA Finals. The Stanley Cup Final.
Game 1 between the Florida Panthers and the Vegas Golden Knights takes place on Saturday from Sin City. The teams met twice in the regular season, with each getting a win.
The puck drops at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT from T-Mobile Arena and will be broadcast on TNT.. Game 2 is Monday at the same time, at the same place, and on the same network.
Two of baseball’s most storied franchises will meet this weekend, when the New York Yankees travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers. The three-game series begins Friday night. Your schedule and pitching matchups are below.
RHP Luis Severino (NYY) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) at 7:10 pm PT
RHP Gerrit Cole (NYY) vs. RHP Michael Grove (LAD) at 4:15 pm PT on FOX
RHP Domingo Germán (NYY) vs. RHP Bobby Miller (LAD) at 4:10 pm PT on ESPN
It looks like the Phoenix Suns have found their new coach, while their former coach found a new home.
The Suns fired Monty Williams after an early playoff exit – still seemed like a bad move from the Suns, but whatever. Williams agreed to a six-year, $78.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons earlier this week, so he’s probably happy.
ESPN is reporting that Phoenix has offered its vacant head coaching gig to Frank Vogel and are finalizing a five-year deal. Vogel led the Los Angeles Lakers to a championship in 2020.
MLB Injury Updates
- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed OF Lars Nootbaar (back) on the 10-day IL and recalled OF Jordan Walker.
- Kansas City Royals LHP Amir Garrett (elbow) has been placed on the 15-day IL.
- Miami Marlins RHP Matt Barnes (hip) is on the 15-day IL, and the team has recalled RHP George Soriano.
- The Chicago White Sox have reinstated RHP Mike Clevinger and IF Elvis Andrus from the IL.