D.C.: Wizards overtime win

May 10, 2021
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D.C.: Wizards overtime win
Source: Darron Cummings/AP

🏀Wizards: The Wizards, and more specifically Russell Westbrook, are too hot to handle. Westbrook was a man on a mission in the Wizards’ overtime win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, helping the Wiz climb to ninth in the Eastern Conference with the game-winning block and earning his 181st career triple-double to tie the NBA record. Bam.

  • Westbrook can break the record against the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30pm ET tonight. But he’ll have to do it without fellow star Bradley Beal, who’s out with a hamstring strain. Fingers crossed Beal will be healthy for the play-in tournament.

🏒Capitals: The Caps picked up an overtime win of their own on Saturday, securing the second seed in the East Division in the process. They close out the regular season tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET against the Boston Bruins, who could be the Caps’ first-round playoff opponent.

  • Captain Alex Ovechkin didn’t play on Saturday, but he still picked up dubs over the weekend, becoming one of the many investors in the NWSL’s Spirit. We love to see the hometown support (and the investment in women’s sports)!

🎓⚽️College soccer: Speaking of women’s soccer, the unseeded UVA team knocked off No. 4 Texas Christian (TCU) 1–0 in yesterday’s quarterfinals, with defender Lizzy Sieracki scoring her first goal of the season. Perfect timing.

  • As for the men, reigning champ Georgetown takes on Marshall in the quarterfinals today at 1 p.m. ET. Hoya — and we can’t stress this enough — Saxa!