The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 to take a two games to one lead in the NBA Finals. Regular season MVP LeBron James is playing like that, averaging 30.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. One major reason for the struggles of the Thunder? James Harden. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year is averaging a paltry 11.7 points on 41% shooting and has failed to reach double figures in points in two of the three games. Game four is tomorrow at 9pm.
I had the honor of covering the fourth edition of NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series on Saturday at the Prudential Center, which included seven fights. Tomasz Adamek defeated Eddie Chambers in the main event with a unanimous decision to improve to 46-2 and win the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. In the opening bout, Tureano Johnson from the Bahamas defeated Roberto Yong with a unanimous decision.
Jamaican athlete Grace Jackson received the Diamond in Jamaica Gold Jamaica 50 Award from Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, the Honorary Director of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons. The event was held at the Pegasus Hotel on Saturday. The award noted that Ms Jackson competed in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Games. In 1984 she made the finals in four events, making her the first woman from the English-speaking Caribbean to do so. In 1988 she captured the silver medal in the 200 meters and finished fourth in 100 meters.
The New York Yankees won their ninth game in row with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals. This is the third-straight series they have swept, and they now have the best record in the American League. Dominican native Ivan Nova won his fifth straight start to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Yankees host a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves beginning tonight. The New York Mets were swept by the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday with a 3-1 loss in front of a crowd of 40,134 on Father’s Day. The Mets are also home, and host a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles tonight.