D.C.: Gone streaking
🏀Wizards: The Wizards are hot hot hot. With yesterday’s 119–110 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Wiz are solidly holding on to the in the Eastern Conference. Even better, Bradley Beal scored 33 points, becoming the second player in franchise history to reach 13,000 points. Icing on the cake.
- If the Wizards beat the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 7 p.m. ET, they’ll extend their winning streak to nine games. The the Wiz won nine straight? Back in 2001, when some guy named Michael Jordan was on the team.
🏒Capitals: Even without captain Alex Ovechkin — who, for the first time in six years (!!!), missed a game — the Caps beat the New York Islanders 6–3 in Saturday’s crucial game to remain atop the East Division. Teamwork makes the dream work.
- They’ll look for their third straight win against the Isles tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET. A win in front of the Caps faithful for the this season? It’s no , but still something to be jazzed about.
Boston: Sunday scaries
🏀Celtics: It just wasn’t the Celtics weekend, but don’t worry, it could still be our year. On Friday, former Celtic Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the C’s 109–104. And last night, the Celtics fell 125–104 to another familiar face, and his Charlotte Hornets. Damn.
- With under a month left in the regular season, the sixth-place Celtics need to turn things around ASAP to avoid the anxiety-inducing . Let’s hope they get back on track tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
🏒Bruins: The B’s also had back-to-back losses this weekend, including yesterday’s heartbreaking 1–0 loss to the East Division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins. They’ll get another shot at the Penguins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET, as the Bruins look to secure their spot in the playoffs. It’s go time.
⚾️Red Sox: The Sox pulled out the lone Sunday win for Beantown, beating the Seattle Mariners 5–3 yesterday. J.D. Martinez went two-for-three at bat and is now tied with teammate Xander Bogaerts for a 30 hits this season. Talk about a dynamic duo. Next up, the Sox head to Queens for a two-game series with the NL East’s top team: the NY Mets.
First pitch is tomorrow at 7:10 p.m ET, but Wednesday’s 6:40 p.m. ET matchup is the one to watch. The Red Sox will bring the to face Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who has the league’s best . We’re in for a treat.
Philadelphia: Hope is a heartache
🏀Sixers: The 76ers added a to their record on Saturday, slipping into second place in the Eastern Conference. Philly missed Ben Simmons — who’s been sidelined in all four losses due to illness — and Joel Embiid due to shoulder injury, but thankfully, both soon.
- The slip isn’t cause for panic...yet. The Sixers have the in the league, so hopefully they can catch back up to those pesky Brooklyn
- Then the Rockies’ bats got hot, scoring 10 runs in three innings to beat the Phils 12–2. At least we had the Phanatic’s to celebrate.
🏒This week’s highlight: ICYMI, Flyers left winger James van Riemsdyk had an interesting stat line on Thursday when he scored a goal thanks to a deflection off his...? To make it even better, van Riemsdyk returned to the ice after seeking medical care to another goal in the Flyers’ 3–2 win over the NY Rangers. That’s some grit.
Dallas: New week, who dis
🏀Mavericks: Dwight Powell had a breakout 25-point, nine-rebound game on Saturday, leading the Mavs to a big 108–93 win over the LeBron-less LA Lakers. It was the Mavs’ third straight W and second against the Lakers, helping currently sixth place Dallas pick up some crucial ground on fifth place LA in the .
- Next up, the Mavs look to make it four straight when they take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic for the game, so let’s hope Powell can do it again.
🏒Stars: The Stars finally picked up an overtime (OT) win, and it was a big one. Their 2–1 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday kept the Stars’ alive heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. They’ll need to carry that momentum into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT tilt with the Central Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes.
⚾️Rangers: The Rangers had a rough weekend on the road, dropping all three games of their series with the Chicago White Sox. And there’s more bad news where that came from: first baseman Ronald Guzmán is officially after suffering a meniscus tear back on April 12th. Here’s to a smooth recovery.
Seattle: Flip it and reverse it
⚾️Mariners: Though the Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, they ended up splitting the four-game series, losing 5–3 yesterday. Pitcher Nick Margevicius (pronounced mar-GAV-ih-chiss) — who left the game with arm fatigue during his last start — allowed four runs in 32 pitches and was from the game for, you guessed it, arm fatigue. Oh no.
🎓🥎Softball: In a highly anticipated top-five matchup, No. 4 UW lost three of four games to No. 2 UCLA over the weekend. After UCLA sent the Dawgs home with a in the 2019 Women’s College World Series semifinals, we hoped for more promising results in this rematch. Sigh. Maria the Bruins?
- Meanwhile, OL Reign hasn’t scored a goal in either of their two Challenge Cup games. They’ll look to find the back of the net tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT against the Chicago Red Stars.