>>Warriors Handle Rockets In Game One
(Houston, TX) — The Warriors made a statement in Game One of the Western Conference finals. Golden State powered past the Rockets 119-106 at the Toyota Center behind 37 points from Kevin Durant. Houston got 41 points on 24 shots from James Harden, but it wasn’t enough as they fell behind 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. Game Two is in Houston on Wednesday.
>>Cavs And Celtics Clash In Game Two Tonight
(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers try to rebound from a Game One loss in the Eastern Conference finals tonight against the Celtics in Boston. LeBron James hopes to have a better effort after being held to 15 points in the opener. Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue is considering moving Tristan Thompson into the starting lineup and shifting Kevin Love back to power forward.
>>NBA Draft Lottery Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — Who gets the number-one pick in the 2018 NBA Draft will be determined tonight in Chicago. The draft lottery is on ESPN and starts at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The Suns have the best odds at the top slot at 25-percent and a 64.2-percent chance of landing in the top three. Phoenix can’t drop any lower than four. They’re followed by the Grizzlies, Mavericks, Hawks and Magic to round out the worst records in the NBA last season.
>>Golden Knights Top Jets To Even Series
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — Jonathan Marchessault [[ mahr-SHUH-soh ]] scored a pair of goals to help lift the Golden Knight past the Jets 3-1 in Game Two of the Western Conference Final in Winnipeg. Tomas Tatar started the scoring for Vegas as it bounced back from a Game One loss. The Lightning are at the Capitals tonight for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final. Washington holds a two-game-to-none lead.
>>Cardinals Open Series At Twins Tonight
(Minneapolis, MN) — After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their road trip tonight. They finish up with two games against the Twins at Target Field. Jack Flaherty starts the opener for St. Louis, while Jose Berrios takes the mound for Minnesota. The Cards lost two games at home to the Twins last week.
>>White Sox At Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The White Sox open a two-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park tonight. Chicago is 10-and-27, giving them the worst record in all of MLB. 0-and-2 Reynaldo Lopez takes the mound for the Sox. Lopez is winless despite having a 2.44 ERA in seven starts. Pittsburgh goes with Trevor Williams.
>>Cubs Lose To Makeup Game To Braves
(Chicago, IL) — Jose Quintana was tagged for six runs in less than five innings as the Cubs lost to the Braves 6-5 at Wrigley Field. It was a makeup for a previous rainout. The teams now begin a three-game series in Atlanta tonight. Yu Darvish and Mike Foltynewicz [[ folt-uh-NEH-vitch ]] are slated to start.
>>U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Spots Betting
(Washington, DC) — The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal ban on sports betting, giving New Jersey a clear path to legalizing it. The state had challenged the ban calling it unfair that gambling on sports has been allowed in Nevada and just a few other states. It’s believed that sports betting could become a ten-billion-dollar a year business in the Garden State. Sports betting at casinos and racetracks could begin in the next two weeks.
>>Indy 500 Qualifying This Weekend
(Indianapolis, IN) — Indy 500 qualifying is this weekend. The first practice session will be today. Practices will be held through Friday with the two part qualifying phase taking place on Saturday and Sunday. The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for May 27th.
This afternoon, weather permitting on Talk 101. It’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week, presented by Landmark of Taylorville. Eisenhower hosts Normal U High in Boys baseball. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show at 4:15p.m. First pitch follows at 4:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Scott Chapman with the call this afternoon, “live” from Stephen Decatur Middle School on Talk 101 FM!