TDR: Big brother

* Off the bench *

* Leading off *

Fadeaway

Annnnnd the Warriors are on to their fifth straight finals. It took overtime last night, but they swept the Trailblazers winning 119-117 in Game 4. No other team has made it to five straight finals since the Celtics went to 10 straight 1957-66. Poor Portland. They had a double digit lead in the second half, but the Warriors crawled their way back to a victory. Tale as old as time. Steph Curry had 37 points, and it sounds like the team is pretty proud of themselves. So that leaves us with the Bucks and the Raptors who play their Game 4 tonight with the Bucks leading the series 2-1.

* Halftime *

Nice guy alert

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best. He is always so sweet to fans and seems like a genuinely humble guy. He’s a big part of the reason we here at The Daily Rally are badwagonning the Bucks hard this NBA Playoffs. He is doing his latest good deed back in his home country of Greece. A fire killed 100 people outside of Athens last year, so Giannis is helping bring some normalcy back to the community by funding the construction of an indoor basketball facility. The mayor announced this generous act yesterday at a campaign event. Obviously Giannis’ fellow countrymen are huge supporters, with lots of folks staying up in the middle of the night to watch his game. The cutest, the best, the sweetest. Way to be a super positive, helpful guy, Giannis.

* Keep your eye on the ball *

A true Patriot

New England has just finalized a contract extension with very good/very attractive wide receiver Julian Edelman that will most likely keep him a Patriot through the end of his career. He picked up a pretty little $8 million signing bonus with $12 million guaranteed. The 32-year-old is no spring chicken, so the two-year deal will probably be it for him. It’s good to be Julian Edelman. He has a face sculpted by God, he won Super Bowl MVP back in February and he will probably go out a winner with the Patriots. Good for you, guy.

* Play under review *

Fall on the farm

Bad news for Mets fans. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes fractured his ankle in a nasty fall at his ranch in Florida over the weekend. The fall was described as “violent” which … yikes. We are talkin’ multiple fractures in his right ankle, people. The poor guy was already on the injured list after he had surgery on both feet last year. He was supposed to make his comeback in June, but we’re going to guess his timeline might be set back a bit. Elevate that bad boy with lots of ice and advil, Yoenis.

* Overtime *