The TEN: 5/22/2019

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth including in “The TEN”)

1. The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 in overtime Monday night to sweep the  Western Conference Finals in four games and advance to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year.

2. The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.

3. New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes broke his right ankle in an incident on his ranch and is expected to miss the entire season. He had not played this year after surgery on both of his heels last year but was supposed to be back by mid season.

4. Former Ram defensive end Ndamukong Suh signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

5. LAFC is 9-1-4 and in first place in the MLS Western Conference.

6. The Boston Bruins will play the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. The series begins Monday night in Boston.

7. At a school board meeting Monday night players and coaches spoke for nearly three hours on behalf of fired South Hills basketball coach Jelani Gardner who is seeking reinstatement. No word on an outcome as of yet.

8. On this  day in 2012 the LA Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals by knocking off the Phoenix Coyotes in five games in the Western Conference Finals.

9. Former MLB/Dodger pitcher Tommy John turns 76 today.

10. “When they operated, I told them to put in a Koufax fastball. They did-but it was Mrs. Koufax’s.” – Tommy John.

3 Comments to "The TEN: 5/22/2019"

  1. Chomsky Says's Gravatar Chomsky Says
    May 24, 2019 - 7:22 am | Permalink

    I sense LAFC will become (marketed as such, implied or otherwise) or already is the league’s first villain, a monkey wrench in the league’s parity driven single-entity structure.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    #10 LOL!

    Unfortunately you can’t make those jokes now a days. The wimps ruin everything.

  3. Muddy Waters's Gravatar Muddy Waters
    May 22, 2019 - 9:26 am | Permalink

    Trying to figure-out who’s in charge at South Hills—and who did what to whom—sounds like the effort to untangle the moves in the Lakers organization. Nothing makes sense, and the people in charge aren’t talking.

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