In NBA news, the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame an 18-point deficit to advance to the NBA Finals with a 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Kevin Durant, all of 23 years old, led the Thunder with 34 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Boston Celtics attempt to match the Thunder’s feat tonight when they host LeBron James and the Miami Heat. A Boston win sends them to the NBA Finals to face the Thunder, but a loss forces a game seven in Miami Saturday.
In baseball news, Dominican pitcher Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees had his best start of the season, as he pitched eight-plus solid innings, giving up a run on four hits for his seventh win of the season, as the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1. The New York Mets lost their third-straight, as the Washington Nationals defeated them 5-3.
In NHL news, the New Jersey Devils avoided elimination by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 to send the Stanley Cup Finals back to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils, however, still trail the Kings in the series, 3-1, and will face elimination again on Sunday.
In Cricket news, Logic and the Bermuda Cricket Board announced the Logic Premier and 1st Division Player of the Week, with Rudell Pitcher of St. David’s Cricket Club and Dajon Carey of Flatt’s Victoria honored this week. In their game against Southampton Rangers, Rudell Pitcher led St. David’s Cricket Club to a 81 run victory, helping to bowl Southampton Rangers all out for 105 chasing 186. Dajon Carey helped his team Flatt’s Victoria defeat Warwick Workmen’s by 89 runs at the PHC Stadium. His team bowled all out 167, helping to bowl Warwick Workmen’s all out for 78.
At the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, Trinidadian Semoy Hackett, a senior from LSU, advanced to the 100 meter finals with a 11.16 time. Hackett and LSU also advanced to the finals of the 4×100 relays with a time of 42.68. Fellow Trinidadian Kai Selvon, a sophomore from Auburn also qualified for the 100 meter finals with a time of 11.21 seconds. Both will compete in the 200 meters today.