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Luka’s Cold-Blooded Finish & Bobrovsky’s Brick Wall Performance underscore conference finals in NBA and NHL

Road thieves struck again in last night’s NBA and NHL playoff doubleheader! Luka Doncic’s 4th quarter performance and Sergei Bobrovsky’s play in the crease stole the show. The excitement didn’t stop there - across the pond, a 51-match unbeaten streak ended dramatically. Plus, Prepare for a game-changing shift as college athletes move towards a $2.8 billion revenue-sharing era. Amateurism, be gone. Let’s roll.

WTF Stat: Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman’s hat trick yesterday was the first ever by a player in a Europa League Final.

Written By: TorchPro and Jeff Yoder

💰️ College athletes are on the brink of getting $2.8 billion in revenue-sharing following the House v. NCAA settlement this week. NCAA Revenue Sharing Incoming (CBS Sports)

⚽️ Bayer Leverkusen’s Run for Immortality Ends in Europa League Final at the Hands of Atalanta (3-0) & Ademola Lookman’s Hat Trick - ending a bid for a historic undefeated league season and a perfect treble Atalanta Show Bayer Leverkusen That Nobody’s Perfect (ESPN)

🏀 The votes are in for All-NBA selections. Giannis, Luka, SGA, Jokic, and Tatum took 1st-team honors, but LeBron James and a few others made history. All-NBA 1st, 2nd & 3rd Teams (B/R)

🏈 Three NFL quarterbacks are now eligible for new contracts. Who will get the most money: Trevor Lawrence, Jordan Love, or Tua Tagovailoa?  Upcoming Quarterback Paydays (Sports Illustrated)

Mavs Kyrie and Jones Jr. Celebrate after game 1 win | Source: USA Today

NBA PLAYOFFS - WCF Game 1: Kyrie Early, Luka Late

Kyrie Irving Has Huge 1st Half, Luka Doncic Scores 15 in the 4th as Mavs Rally to Take Game 1 From T-Wolves (108-105)

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals was another nail-biter, but the road team pulled one out this time. Usually, it’s Luka Doncic who starts hot before Kyrie Irving takes over late, but the two Dallas stars flip-flopped on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Irving (30 pts) and Doncic (33 pts) combined for 63 in a game where Luka had 15 in the fourth quarter. Dallas went on a 13-0 run in the middle of the fourth to flip the script and steal Game 1 on the road. The Wolves struggled offensively. Jaden McDaniels (24 pts) was the only Minnesota scorer to crack 20 points.

 Mavericks Top Scorers

L. Doncic: 33 pts, 6 rebs, 8 asts, 3 stls

K. Irving: 30 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts

 T-Wolves Top Scorers

J. McDaniels: 24 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts

A. Edwards: 19 pts, 11 rebs, 8 asts

 Tonight’s Schedule (ECF)
Gm 2: Pacers at Celtics (8:00 pm ET, ESPN) - BOS Leads Series (1-0)

Bobrovsky shut out the Rangers in game 1 at MSG | Source: USA Today


Panthers’ Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (23 Saves) Preserves Shutout in Game 1 Against Rangers (3-0)

In this year's postseason, the President’s Trophy winners have overcome everyone’s best shot so far. But if Sergei Bobrovsky plays like this? The Rangers might be in trouble. The Panthers took Game 1 on the road in New York last night (3-0) thanks to Bob’s brilliant 23-save shutout. The Russian veteran made 11 saves in the third period when the Rangers were frantically scrambling to get on the scoreboard. Carter Verhaeghe (1G, 1A) and Matthew Tkachuk (1G, 1A) tallied two points each for the Panthers. Tkachuk struck in the first period before Verhaeghe was credited on an own goal in the third, and Sam Bennett buried an empty-netter.

 Some of that New York magic seems to have evaporated from Madison Square Garden in the last few days. The Knicks and Rangers have lost back-to-back blowouts at home.

Tonight’s Schedule (WCF)
Gm 1: Oilers at Stars (8:30 pm ET, TNT)


Which NHL goalie holds the record for most career playoff shutouts?

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Mickelson on the 18th hole as fans crowd him in the final round | Source: USA Today

On May 23rd, 2021, PGA Championship Men's Golf, Ocean Course Kiawah Island: Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest major winner in history (50); wins his 6th major by 2 strokes over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen.

Today’s Must-Watch List

🏀 NBA Playoffs

Gm 2: Pacers at Celtics (8:00 pm ET, ESPN)

🏒 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Gm 1: Oilers at Stars (8:30 pm ET, TNT)

⚾️ MLB

Giants at Pirates (12:35 pm ET, MLBTV)

Padres at Reds (1:10 pm ET, ESPN+)

Blue Jays at Tigers (6:40 pm ET, MLBTV)


Sky at Liberty (7:00 pm ET, PRIME)

 ⚽️ NWSL

Angel City FC vs. San Diego Wave (10:00 pm ET, CBS)

Trivia Time Answer

B.  Martin Brodeur. New Jersey Devil - Martin Brodeur - holds the record for the most career playoff shutouts in NHL history: 24. Following Brodeur, the next closest is Patrick Roy, who recorded 23 playoff shutouts during his illustrious career with the Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche.

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