Not much time or news this morning, so this will be short and sweet:
Both the Heat and Warriors won in overtime last night, with the Heat evening their series with the Raptors at 2 games each and the Warriors taking a 3-1 lead on the Blazers behind a ridiculous overtime performance by Steph Curry in his first game back from injury. He scored 17 of his 40 in overtime to seal the win.
One other note:
WNBA League Pass is available for $16.99 for the full season, so if you are not in the Lynx television area it's a good and cheap way to watch the games, something I heartily recommend. (You can also do a single team for $9.99 for the season). It's a bargain, and the Lynx are excellent fun. Their season starts on Saturday, and I'll have a preview up later in the week.
Watch the Lynx. It's really good basketball, Maya Moore is one of the best two or three players in the women's game, and they win.
Information at wnba.com.
Today in history
1267: Jews in Vienna ordered to wear identifying clothing
1278: Jews of England imprisoned on charges of "coining"
1427: Jews expelled from Bern, Switzerland
1497: Amerigo Vespucci departs on first voyage to the New World
1503: Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands
1534: Jaques Cartier reaches Newfoundland
1774: Louis XVI becomes king of France
1775: Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, name George Washington supreme commander
1823: 1st steamboat to navigate Mississippi river arrives at Fort Snelling
1865: Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops in Georgia
1871: Treaty signed ending Franco-Prussian war (leaving nobody happy and planting seeds for WWI)
1924: Hoover named head of FBI
1940: Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister
1940: Germany attacks Benelux countries
1981: Francois Mitterand is elected president of France
1994: Nelson Mandela sworn in as South African President
Today's musical birthday is Sid Vicious, born in 1957 (d. 1979).
Talk amongst yourselves.