TDR: First Wednesday in May
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- Game 2 between the Celtics and the Bucks was pretty much the same except completely different. Boston killed Milwuakee in Game 1, so the Bucks returned the favor last night. The Celtics completely fell apart during the third quarter, so the Bucks went on a 22-2 run to end up winning 123 – 102. Boston was known for letting these kind of meltdowns happen during the regular season, so all the momentum goes to the Bucks. Series is tied up 1-1 and we will see them again Friday night.
- Omg yayyyyy no problems with the refs last night! The Warriors and Rockets met again after a drama-filled Game 1 where there was a lot of talk about the refs influence on the outcome of the game. There was no such talk during last night’s Game 2, but instead of ref drama, we had two v gross injuries. James Harden cut his eye early in the game, so he was basically playing as a blind person last night. His poor little eyes were soooo red. Then Steph Curry dislocated his finger and had to get that situated. The Rockets fought hard, but with Harden vision problems, the Warriors won 115-109. Luckily, Harden has a lot of recovery time, Game 3 is on Saturday, but it will be really tough for the Rockets to make a come back given they are down 0-2 in the series.
- The tough times for Boston sports last night didn’t end with the Celtics. The Bruins lost to the Blue Jackets 2-1 for Columbus to take a 2-1 series lead. The dumbest part of the game was definitely when Bruins player Brad Marchand punched a Blue Jackets player in the back of the head before skating away. It was near the end of the game and just a ridiculously cheap shot. Marchand is known for this kind of behavior, so he will probably be fined. Get it together, BRAD.
- The San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 last night during Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, and all Sharks fans are bowing down to Logan Couture (btw … chicest last name ever). He scored a hat trick (three goals) and his fellow players and coaches sang his praises. Couture is known for showing up in big games and rising to the occasion. What a valuable life skill. May we all perform our best under the most pressure. Logan, you’re an inspiration.
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