What Did I Miss?

A recap of yesterday's sporting news

LeBron and the Cavs are victorious yet again. Photo by David Butler II - USA Today Sports.

LeBron James has done it again. After another legendary performance in Game Seven, the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year. LeBron finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Jayson Tatum played well for the Celtics, but they didn’t have much help from anybody else, especially in the second half. Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Smart combined to shoot 3-26 from three-point range. That’s not going to get it done.

The Celtics had an incredible run to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, playing without their best player for the second half of the season, and their second best player for the whole season. The future is bright in Boston, but this story is about LeBron and the Cavs. Game One of the NBA Finals is Thursday, and the winner of tonight’s Houston-Golden State game will be the host.

Justin Rose won the Fort Worth Invitational yesterday, resulting in his 9th career PGA TOUR victory. Rose fired off a (-6) 64 on the day, ending his tournament at a remarkable (-20) for the championship. Brooks Koepka and Emiliano Grillo finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Kevin Na finished 4th, after firing a course record 61 on Sunday.

The Cincinnati Reds jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Rockies scored 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the first. The Rockies rolled all over the Reds en route to an 8-2 victory, winning the series. The Reds managed 9 hits in the game, but couldn’t capitalize, they now sit at 19-35 on the season.

The Cleveland Indians won in remarkable fashion Sunday, with a 9-8 victory over the Houston Astros in 14 innings of play. Trailing 8-3 in the bottom of the 9th, the Indians hit 5 RBI singles to tie the game, and send it to extra innings. The Astros scored in the 13th, and the Indians matched them, before Greg Allen hit his first home run of the season for a walk-off Indians victory. Cleveland is now 26-25 on the season.

The Top Play of the Day came from the Cavs-Celtics Game Seven, and it was the only positive for the Celtics down the stretch. Jayson Tatum drove to the lane and absolutely hammered this dunk over LeBron James. As I mentioned before, the future is bright in Boston.

In today’s action, we have Game One of the Stanley Cup Final as the Vegas Golden Knights host the Washington Capitals. We’ve got a Game Seven in the Western Conference Finals in the NBA Playoffs, Chris Paul is going to be a game-time decision with his hamstring injury. The Reds begin a series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona today, while the Indians host the Chicago White Sox.