TDR: Rocket men

* Off the bench *

* Leading off *

Fadeaway

  • Bucks beat Celtics: This series has turned into the Bucks show, and it doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon. They took Game 4 over the Celtics 113-101 to take a 3-1 series lead. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has played out of his mind this series, while Celtics star Kyrie Irving has been in a major slump. Some might say Kyrie was being a little bit of a selfish Sally taking a bunch of shots (which he repeatedly missed) instead of getting his teammates more involved. If he keeps that up and Giannis keeps playing aggressively, it looks like the odds will be in the Bucks’ favor.
  • Warriors fall to Rockets: Well look who just tied things up. You know the Warriors went up 2-0 in the series over the Rockets to start things off, which is usually a death sentence for teams. The Rockets aren’t going to take it, and with their 112-108 Game 4 win, they have evened up the series 2-2. It was a super close game with Steph Curry getting his team within two with 19 seconds left. In the end, the Rockets prevailed, so things are really heating up in this series.

Breakaway

We had two Game 6 situations go down last night between the Sharks and Avalanche and the Blue Jackets and Bruins. The Bruins put the Blue Jackets away, so Boston is moving onto the Eastern Conference Finals. The Sharks and Avalanche, however, are moving on to a Game 7 showdown. Colorado got the win 4-3 to stay alive. Now they head to California to see if they can get away with another win. Tonight we have a Game 7 between the Stars and the Blues. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are not disappointing.

* Halftime *

Freedom

Tiger Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday. President Trump bestowed the highest civilian honor upon him describing him as a “true legend”. Trump said, “Tiger was back on top” which there are just too many jokes there to count. Other golfers to get the award are Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charlie Sifford. Good for you Tiger. It has been *quite* a roller coaster with you the past decade.

* Keep your eye on the ball *

New coach in town

So it appears Tyronn Lue is working on signing a contract to become head coach of the Lakers. Tyronn was LeBron’s coach in Cleveland and was fired in October after the team had an 0-6 start. Meanwhile, it’s been a complete cluster in LA with Magic Johnson abruptly stepping down as president of basketball operations and head coach Luke Walton getting ousted after three seasons. So perhaps the Lakers will be able to find that magic LeBron and Tyronn found together in Cleveland. Stay tuned.

* Overtime *