Wednesday 6th June 2018

Event of the day

Our event of the day is Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Lebron James and the Cavaliers will look to claw their way back into the series after suffering a 122-103 defeat in Game 2. It will be a tough task, as history is not on the Cavaliers’ side. Teams that open the series 0-2 in the NBA Finals are 4-29. In Game 2, the Warriors were led by Stephen Curry and his historical shooting night. Curry scored 33 points and knocked down nine three-pointers, breaking the previous Finals record of eight held by Ray Allen. Kevin Durant added an economical 26 points on 10-14 from the field while Klay Thompson scored 20 on 8-13 shooting. Lesser celebrated role players Javale McGee and Shaun Livinsgtone had 12 and 10 points respectively.

It was a true team effort by the Warriors as they took care of business at home in Oakland. The series now shifts to Cleveland. The Cavaliers have had much success playing in front of their home crowd in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. They are 8-1 in the postseason at Quicken Loans Arena and will set a franchise playoff record of nine straight wins should they be victorious today. Kyle Korver will need to find a way to get more involved in Game 3. The Cavs sharpshooter only managed three shots from the field in Game 2, missing all of them. He finished with one point from a free throw. His shooting is badly needed if the Cavs hope to take Game 3. Lebron James is making his eighth straight finals appearance this year. A pending free agent at the end of the season, James may be playing in his last few games as a member of his hometown team. Can James and the Cavs fight their way back into this series? Enjoy Game 3. 

Honourable mentions around the globe go to the First Day of the First Test Match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Sri Lanka will be playing their first Test in the West Indies region in over 10 years. Today’s Test will be held at Queen’s Park Oval in the Port of Spain, Trinidad. In Rugby League, it is the first game of the State of Origin Series with New South Wales taking on Queensland at the MCG in Melbourne. With the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup drawing close, one of the tournament favourites, Belgium, will host Egypt for a friendly at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. Egypt will be playing without their star Mohamed Salah as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League Final. Nigeria, looking to rebound after a loss to England on the weekend, will take on the Czech Republic at Rudolf-Tonn Stadion Stadium in Austria. Norway will host the Panamanian National squad for a friendly in Oslo. In Major League Baseball, the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates will play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. Quarter-Final play continues at Roland Garros as the French Open enters its 11th Day. 

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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