Happy Friday!!! The weekend is here and with it comes an endless supply of sports. Last night in the NBA, the Nets went on the road to Milwaukee looking to close out the Bucks in Game 6. Meanwhile, in the NHL, the Islanders and Lightning battled it out for Game 3 in the Old Barn. There was also a niche, little golf tournament that began yesterday. It’s called the U.S. Open, and plenty of stars sit atop the leaderboard. And let’s not forget our footballers, three more matches took place in EURO 2020, including an epic comeback from a top-seed. Last but not least, we have more off-the-court NBA drama, NFL news, and a new record set in the MLB. It’s a great day to be a Blitzer!
WTF Stat of the Day: 76ers’ guard Ben Simmons has missed more free throws during the 2021 NBA playoffs (45) than the Hawks (35), Suns (29), and Nets (28) – the Sixers lead all playoff teams in free throws missed with 98, 40 more missed freebies than the second next team (the Bucks with 58)
Kawhi Leonard will be sitting out the Clippers Game 6 tonight against the Jazz with a knee injury that some believe could be a torn ACL – can the Clips do any damage in the playoffs without The Claw?
Rick Carlisle resigned as Mavericks head coach after spending the past 13 years in Dallas – Carlisle is likely to be picked up by any number of teams without a coach this offseason
The Bears announced yesterday that Andy Dalton will be the starter for this year – everyone has bought into the idea, even Justin Fields…
Madden released their 2022 cover yesterday headlined by Super Bowl QBs Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes – check out the electric game trailer here that one of our very own loyal Blitzers produced…
The Arizona Diamondbacks set a modern-day record with their 23rd straight road loss on Thursday – only silver lining for the Diamondbacks is that they won’t have a road game until June 25th
Naomi Osaka withdrew from Wimbledon yesterday citing mental health concerns and a desire to spend more time with family and friends – Osaka has committed to the Olympics but this comes after she withdrew from the French Open