Friday 9th June 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day is Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors have history in their grasps and would win their second NBA title in three years with a victory tonight. The Warriors took a 3-0 series lead after winning Game 3 narrowly 118-113 on Wednesday in Cleveland. With a win, they could become the first team to go through the playoffs unbeaten with a 16-0 record and will be the ninth team to win a finals series 4-0. A huge effort will be required from the Cavaliers to turn these finals around as no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series in the history of the league. It should be a highly entertaining and intriguing watch at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland with as many as 11 combined current and former All-stars playing - Steph Curry and Kevin Durant for the Warriors and LeBron James and Kyrie Irving for the Cavaliers in particular, are all playing at a very high level in these finals.

Honourable mentions around the globe go to Super Rugby clash at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington as the Hurricanes host the Chiefs in a New Zealand derby. The Chiefs have lost just one of their away Super Rugby games this season. In the Super League, the Salford Red Devils welcome Hull FC to the AJ Bell Stadium and St Helens face the Widnes Vikings at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens. In FIFA World Cup qualifying action, Sweden against France at the Friends Arena in Solna is the pick of the games. In the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Playoffs, Sweden take on Japan for the chance to meet New Zealand in the next round. Men's semi-finals from Roland Garros offer two great matches - Andy Murray taking on Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal up against Dominic Thiem.

Whatever you are watching, enjoy!

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