History was made this weekend and no we're not talking about Finding Dory. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the NBA's reigning champions, Golden State Warriors. Didn’t catch the game? Don’t worry we have the recap so you can join the conversation at the water cooler this Monday morning.
Just keep swimming,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NBA (National Basketball Association)
- Streak broken. Last week the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 3-1 and they were on a nearly impossible path to an NBA Championship. In fact, no team in the NBA Finals had ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship. Queue LeBron James who made a promise to Cleveland two years ago that he would win them a championship; something the city of Cleveland hadn’t had in any sport since 1964.
Last night in one of the most exciting game sevens in NBA history, the Cavs won it all. The game was tied with under one minute to go when Cavs' Kyrie Irving hit an eventual game winning three-point shot. James sunk a free throw (after injuring his wrist) to close out the game and bring home a 93-89 win.
- MVP. An emotional James won his third NBA Finals MVP title and became the first player to lead all players in a series in points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks.
College Baseball World Series
- Upsets abound. In Omaha, unranked teams from University of Arizona and Coastal Carolina provided big upsets over University of Florida (#1) and University of Miami (#3) to move on to the next round. Follow the bracket here.
PGA Golf (Professional Golfer's Association of America)
- Achievement. Dustin Johnson came from behind to win the U.S. Open and his first major. Johnson was able to avoid big mistakes as everyone else around him seemed to fade. (Johnson's fiancée is NHL great Wayne Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina. He is also a bit of a bad boy known for his failed drug tests and alleged extramarital affairs with a fellow golfer’s wife).
- Big game. It's a big game on Tuesday night for U.S. Men’s Soccer. The team will face Argentina and one of the best players in the world, Lionel Messi, in the Copa America Centenario semifinals. Argentina has scored 14 goals while only giving up two in four games. The U.S. will be without two key players because of penalties. Both Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood received red cards during the last match and therefore must sit out Tuesday night. You can watch the match at 9 pm (EST) on Fox Sports One.
- Mission accomplished. On Saturday Chile handed Mexico an embarrassing loss defeating them 7-0 and eliminating them from the tournament. Chile will face Columbia on Wednesday for a spot in the finals.
- UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) bantamweight champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate will join Team Coco tonight when she makes an appearance on the Conan O’Brien Show (TBS). Tate is best known for taking down UFC champion Holly Holm.
- Last night’s NBA Finals featured 20 lead changes and 11 ties - now that's exciting!
- Nico Rosberg added to his overall lead in the F1 standings by winning the European Grand Prix. Rosberg may have won but F1 racing’s radio communication ban was the star of the show. The ban limits radio communication between the driver and crew with the goal of making sure the driver is driving the car on their own, that they're not being told how to drive the car. The ban really came to light when frustrated driver Lewis Hamilton was in need of assistance. He somehow managed to change an engine setting on his car and his crew was unable to tell him how to fix it because of the ban. Luckily for Hamilton, he eventually figured it out but it cost him points in the race.