That was not competitive. After two close games in Oakland, both of which the Warriors managed to pull out, they put on a display of dominant basketball in Houston, blowing out the Rockets 115-80 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Stephen Curry has reached yet another new level, putting 40 on the Rockets in 19 shots. Meanwhile, the Warriors held the Rockets to 33% from the field, including 3-16 for MVP runner-up James Harden. The Warriors also dominated the glass on their way to the easy win, and look set to reach the Finals for the first time since the 1975 Rick Barry led squad won the title.
The Cavaliers are back home and will look to also take a 3-0 lead on the ailing and reeling Hawks in the East. Without Kyrie Irving, the Cavs still dominated game two behind LeBron James and their three point shooting, while the Hawks have just been ice cold from beyond the arc, shooting a combined 10-49 in the two games in Atlanta.
A big part of that has been some excellent Cavs defense, and things won't get any easier for the Hawks as their best shooter and floor spacer Kyle Korver is out for the rest of the playoffs with an ankle injury suffered in game two. Injuries have really taken a toll on these playoffs, and now the Hawks are missing their top two shooting guards, as they have been without Thabo Sefolosha as well.
The game is at 7:30 pm CDT on TNT.
In Wolves news:
Sportando, a European sports news service, reports the following:
Fenerbahce is trying to convince Nemanja Bjelica to remain in Turkey at least one more season.
The Serbian forward is drawing al lot of interest from the Timberwolves who would love to bring him overseas during the summer.
But Fenerbahce is trying to keep the MVP of the 2014-2015 Euroleague season and to convince him to play one more year under coach Zeljko Obradovic.
I'm sure that Fenerbahce wants to keep the reigning Euroleague MVP around for another year; how hard the Wolves are actually pursuing him I'm not as sure of. We'll see what happens.
The "Working Super Hard This Summer" news has started rolling in already:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Started working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/AnthonyBennett">@AnthonyBennett</a> 2 weeks ago & he's lost 12lbs, improved his shot & added a ton of mid-post moves! <a href="https://t.co/VyokrEuaVm">https://t.co/VyokrEuaVm</a></p>— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrewHanlen/status/602238974250196992">May 23, 2015</a></blockquote>
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There's a little video in that instagram link.
Today is the last day of the Premier League season. Not too much up for grabs today, but one relegation spot is still undetermined. Hull, currently in relegation position, is two points behind Newcastle, and behind on goal difference, so they must win and Newcastle must lose for Hull to survive. It's been a catastrophic season for Newcastle, but it looks like they will survive.
The battle to avoid a Europa League place is also in play, with Liverpool, Tottenham, and Southampton separated by 2 points in 5th, 6th, and 7th. 5th and 6th get stuck in Europa regardless; 7th will too unless Arsenal loses the FA Cup Final next week.
All games kick off at 9 am CDT.
That's all I got today. Enjoy your Sunday.