Tuesday’s Den: Clearing out a cluttered mind……..

— “Greed Is Good”……remember Michael Douglas saying that in Wall Street? That movie was made in 1987, but not much has changed since then, as far as businesses go.

Summer Olympics are in Paris this year; they start in late July and will be broadcast on NBC and Peacock. NBCUniversal is raising the price of Peacock for the second time in two years, adding $2 a month onto the cost of the streaming service this summer, around the time of the Olympics.

Go figure.

— Minnesota Timberwolves just swept Phoenix 4-0 in their playoff series, winning their first playoff series in 2o years, but Minnesota coach Chris Finch ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee after Minnesota PG Mike Conley collided with him on the sideline near the end of the game.

Minnesota plays Denver in the next round…….

— Nuggets 108, Lakers 106
Denver wins the series, 4-1. 

Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 20 rebounds, 9 assists.
Jamal Murray scored 32 points, had 7 assists.

— Celtics 102, Heat 88
Derrick White scored 38 points without taking a foul shot, the 2nd-most points ever scored in a playoff game with no free throws taken- Chuck Person scored 39 points in a 1991 game.

Boston leads this series, 3-1.
Miami is now 1-11 ATS as a home underdog this season.

— Spurs-Pacers are going to play a couple of regular season games in France next January.

— Edmonton Oilers’ star Connor McDavid scored 32 goals this year, had 100 assists, the first NHL player with 100+ assists since Wayne Gretzky in 1991. Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux are the only other two players with 100+ assists in a season. 

— When the Rangers swept Washington Capitals 4-0 over the weekend, it was their first series sweep since 2007, when they swept the Atlanta Thrashers 4-0.

Four years after that, the Thrashers moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets.

Famous birthdays for April 30:
Jerry Stovall, 83
Phil Garner, 75
Isiah Thomas, 63
Al Toon, 61
Dave Meggett, 58
Stephen Kunken, 53
Edouard Julien, 25

— Mariners 2, Braves 1
Mitch Garver hit a 2-run, walk-off homer for Seattle.
Max Fried threw six no-hit innings for Atlanta.

— Cubs 3, Mets 1
Christopher Morel hit a 2-run homer for the Cubs in the 9th inning.
Luis Severino no-hit Chicago for the first seven innings.

— A’s 5, Pirates 1
A’s held Pittsburgh to two hits; Joe Boyle tossed five IP, getting the win.
Oakland is 5-3 in its last eight games.

— Texas rookie Wyatt Langford hit an inside-the-park home run Sunday, his first career home run. He is the 14th player since 2000 whose first career home run was inside-the-park.

— Baltimore 2, New York 0
New York scored 15-15 runs Saturday/Sunday, but got blanked by Grayson Rodriguez and three relievers here. New York was 0-8 with runners in scoring position; these teams are now tied for first place in the AL East.

— Milwaukee’s pitching coach is Chris Hook, a fitting name for a pitching coach; guy is struggling on the mound, here comes the hook.

— 6-7 Ryan Petraitis transferred from Air Force to Cal; you don’t see a lot of Air Force basketball players get poached in the transfer portal.

— UConn has won the last two national titles in college hoop; now they’ve poached PG Aidan Mahaney, a two-time first-team all-WCC selection at Saint Mary’s. Big addition for the Huskies. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.