Western Conference Finals
The Golden State Warriors are taking their 1-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks into Friday night’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Steph Curry and the Warriors dominated (and that’s putting it mildly) the Mavericks to the tune of 112-87 in their Game 1 victory.
Curry had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in Game 1, while Dallas’ Luke Doncic had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Tip off from Chase Center is at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on TNT.
Eastern Conference Finals
With their 127-102 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday, the Boston Celtics tied the Eastern Conference Finals at 1-1. Jayson Tatum had 27 points, with Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown scoring 24 apiece to lead the Celtics to their Game 2 win. Smart also had 12 assists and nine rebounds.
For the Heat’s part, Jimmy Butler had 29 points. Gabe Vincent and Victor Oladipo had 14 and Tyler Herro had 11.
Game 3 tips off Saturday night at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT from TD Garden on ABC.
Lakers Coaching Search
The Los Angeles Lakers are in the market for a new head coach, and, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts are in the final round of interviews.
Stotts coached the Trail Blazers from 2012 to 2021, advancing to the Western Conference semifinals twice and the conference finals once. Ham has been an assistant in Milwaukee since 2018 and has worked under head coach Mike Budenholzer since 2013.
So, who’s coming to Tinseltown? May the odds be ever in your favor, gentlemen.
New York Mets ace Max Scherzer is out 6-8 weeks with an oblique strain. Scherzer removed himself from Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals when he felt soreness on his left side.
Scherzer joins Mets pitchers Jacob deGrom and Tylor Megill on the injured list. The right-hander is currently 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA this season. This is Scherzer’s first year with the Mets, after signing a three-year, $130 million contract with the team during the offseason.
Get well soon, Mad Max!
It was a storied (pun intended) performance for Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story on Thursday night. Story hit three home runs, had four hits, seven RBIs and a stolen base, the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners, 12-6.
Story is in his year one of a six-year, $140 million contract and he had two homers going into Thursday’s game. So, things are looking up!