What Did I Miss?

A recap of yesterday's sporting news

Clint Capela scores for the Rockets. Photo by David J Phillip, AP Photo.

The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals. The Rockets took care of business at home last night, making clutch buckets down the stretch and coming away with a 98-94 victory. Eric Gordon led the way for the Rockets off the bench, although he shot just 6-15 from the field he was 9-10 from the free throw line and finished with 24 points. James Harden had 19 and Chris Paul had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson all scored 22 or more points, but the Warriors couldn’t make any plays down the stretch. Down 96-94 with 6.7 seconds left in the game, the Warriors inbounded the ball to Curry, who sent it up the court to Draymond Green, Green dribbled the ball off of his knee, turned it over, and that was your ball game. Rockets star Point Guard Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury with about a minute to go in the game, he will be re-evaluated after an MRI today.

The Warriors have lost two games in a row, and have looked shaky in clutch time in both games. Nobody seems to want to step up and hit a big shot or make a big play, it’s interesting to see one of the best teams of all-time struggling to make plays down the stretch. Golden State hosts Houston in do-or-die situation on Saturday for Game Six.

The Cincinnati Reds hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, which gave the Reds the series victory. Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam in the third inning to put the Reds up 4-0, and Jesse Winker added a solo shot in the fifth to make it 5-0. The Pirates scored 2 runs in both the sixth and ninth innings, but fell short. The Reds are now 18-33 on the season.

The Cleveland Indians got bested by the Houston Astros 8-2 last night. The Indians scored the first two runs of the night and that was about all the good for the evening. We’ll have more on that game later here on EBSN, stay tuned. The Indians now sit at 24-24 on the year.

The Fort Worth Invitational got underway on the PGA TOUR yesterday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Kevin Na is your early leader at (-8), while Charley Hoffman is right on his tail at (-7). Rickie Fowler shot a (-3) 67, and played this hole to perfection. 

The Top Play of the Day came from Steve Stricker, who shot a (-5) 65 on the day. Here he is holing out for Eagle from the bunker.

In tonight’s action, the Cavs host the Celtics in a do-or-die Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics hold a 3-2 series lead, and will advance to the NBA Finals with a win tonight. The problem for Boston is, while they’re 10-0 at home this post-season, they are a measly 1-6 on the road. All signs point to a Game Seven Sunday night in Boston. The Reds begin a new series with the Colorado Rockies, and the Indians continue their series with the Houston Astros.