Los Angeles: Lakers look to bounce back during Game 2
🏀Lakers: Deep breaths, it’s just Game 1. The Lakers definitely didn’t look like the favorites in yesterday’s 99–90 loss to a and the Phoenix Suns. And even though things became in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough to fire up the Lake Show. A little urgency, please.
- The Lakers — especially Anthony Davis, who shot just 5-of-16 from the field — will look to turn things around in front of a raucous crowd tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
🏀Clippers: The Clippers also dropped Game 1, falling 113–103 to the Dallas Mavericks at home on Saturday. showed up, but the rest of the Clips — the league’s in the regular season — shot just 8-of-36 from the 3-point line. They’ll need to find their magic touch tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
- 🎓🥎No. 2 UCLA softball beat Minnesota 2–1 in yesterday’s Regional final to move on to Super Regionals and keep their alive.
- ⚾️ The Dodgers’ starting pitchers all series to help the Boys in Blue sweep the San Francisco Giants yesterday. Break out the brooms!
Seattle: UW Softball advance to next round
🎓🥎UW: After losing to Michigan on Saturday, No. 16 UW rallied to beat the Wolverines twice yesterday in the to move on to Super Regionals. Pitcher Gabbie Plain threw 97 pitches in the 2–0 shutout before coming back 40 minutes later to toss 112 more pitches in seven innings in the winner-takes-all game. Superstar.
🏀Storm: The Storm beat the Dallas Wings in an 100–97 overtime (OT) thriller on Saturday. Breanna Stewart dominated with 36 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks en route to a new milestone (more on that below), but it was Jordin Canada who came up clutch.
- Canada’s with 4.4 seconds left in regulation forced the extra period and her two free throws in OT iced the victory. O Canada.
Chicago: White Sox lose series to Yankees
⚾️White Sox: The White Sox were swept by the Yankees in their weekend series, concluding with yesterday’s loss. After starting out with a three-run deficit, the White Sox fought back with home runs by , and rookie .
- Sadly, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks walked Yankee legend Aaron Judge in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, . Not our best.
⚾️Cubs: In the tenth inning, our bae...erm, Báez (Javier, that is), crushed a to finally put the Cubbies on the board after nine scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. The North Siders won the game (and the series) 2–1.
🏀Sky: With an ankle sprain keeping star Candace Parker out of the lineup, the Sky lost to the NY Liberty in their home opener yesterday. The highlights? Diamond DeShields’ team-leading 22 points and Courtney Vandersloot’s 16 assists. We’ll get ’em next time.
⚽️Red Stars: The Red Stars played their first game at home since before the pandemic on Saturday. But despite the energy from the crowd, the game turned out to be a snoozer, ending in a against Gotham FC. Sigh.
🎓🥎🥍College: Both the Northwestern and Notre Dame softball teams’ seasons were ended by the bats of the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA tournament this weekend. The purple and white were , while the Irish in the regional final yesterday. Womp.
New York: Game 1 loss in Madison Square Garden from the Knicks
🏀Knicks: The Knicks lost Game 1 to the Atlanta Hawks yesterday, falling in a game that kept us on the edge of our seats. The fans in Madison Square Garden started the night by booing Trae Young, who went on to score 32 points, including the of the game. Were the jeers worth it? We’re not so sure.
- The highlight? A healthy Alec Burks, who led the team with 27 points to keep New York in the game, as the usual high-scoring duo of Julius Randle and RJ Barrett combined for just 29. One game down, four wins to go. Catch Game 2 on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
🏀Nets: The Nets beat the Boston Celtics 104–93 in on Saturday. Though the Nets’ offense started out slow, the Big 3 stepped it up in the second half: Kevin Durant ended the game with 32 points, while Kyrie Irving added 29 and James Harden scored 21. HYFR. After that warm up win, we can’t wait for Game 2 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
🏒Islanders: After a close Game 3 loss on Thursday, the Islanders tied up the series with a dominant over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The Isles scored first and controlled the rest of the game with their pace and style. They also had some cheering them on at the Coliseum. Hilarious.
🔢Box scores: ⚾️ Yankees won yesterday to complete their sweep of the Chicago White Sox; ⚾️ Mets lost to the Miami Marlins yesterday; 🏀 Liberty beat the Chicago Sky yesterday; ⚽️ Gotham FC drew with the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday.
Philadelphia: Sixers look to keep lead during Game 2 Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
- With Joel Embiid seeing limited minutes due to foul trouble, Tobias Harris , leading the team with 37 points. Seth Curry also shone, scoring 15 of his own, including three important 3-point shots in the third quarter.
- We can’t wait for more of this in Game 2 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
- 🎓🥎 After suffering in their first three games, the Villanova women’s softball team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the Wildcats first-ever appearance. Sigh.
- ⚾️Though they lost the first two games of the series, the Phillies took one off the Boston Red Sox yesterday, winning 6–2 largely thanks to infielder Brad Miller’s in the first inning. Consider the bell...rung.
⚽️The Union beat D.C. United 1–0 last night with a from Kacper Przybyłko (pronounced KATS-pehr shuh-BILL-koh). That’s his second goal in the last three games, so we really love what we’re seeing from the Polish striker.