Weekly Sports Recap & Update – May 5th Edition

It’s going to be another busy weekend in the sports world. With the NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a plethora of Major League Baseball action, sports fans should have a lot to watch this weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the top sporting events of the upcoming weekend.

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NBA Playoff Action

The NBA weekend starts on Friday night, as we have a slew of Game 3’s this weekend. The Boston Celtics head to Philadelphia with the series tied at one game apiece. We’ll see if the Sixer can rebound from a disastrous Game 2, or if the Celtics can take the series lead.

Denver will head to the Valley of the Sun to take on Phoenix. Denver has outplayed the Suns in the first two games to take a 2-0 series lead. The Suns will be without Chris Paul for the foreseeable future, so we shall see how they handle that.

On Saturday, the Knicks will head to Miami to try and steal Game 3. This series is tied at one, and this is a huge game for both teams. We’ll see if Jimmy Butler is ready to go, or if the Heat will need to try to figure out how to win without him.

Also on Saturday, all of the stars will be out in Los Angeles, as the Lakers will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their series. With the series all knotted up, and the Warriors coming off of a blowout win over the Lakers, we’ll see how well LA recovers. Look for big things from LeBron James and Anthony Davis in this one. 

The Quest for the Cup

We’re in the conference semifinals of the NHL Playoffs, and the action has been great thus far. On Friday night, the New Jersey Devils will try to avoid going down 2-0 when they play the Carolina Hurricanes in Charlotte. The Devils know that this is a huge game for them.

On Saturday, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will look to head home on a good note, as they will try to win Game 2 against the Las Vegas Knights in Sin City. Edmonton has the firepower needed to beat the Knights, but Las Vegas has been stellar defensively.

On Sunday, not only will we see Game 3 between Carolina and New Jersey, but we’ll also see two others as well. Toronto will head to Florida down 2-0 to the 8th-seeded Panthers. If Toronto goes down 3-0, it could be all she wrote. We’ll also see Game 3 between Dallas and Seattle, as that series is knotted at one.

Major League Baseball

It’ll be another busy weekend in MLB. The New York Yankees, who sit in last place in the American League East, will try to climb back into the race, as they head to Tampa to take on the East-leading Rays. New York is currently nine games behind the red-hot Rays.

The AL Central will see its top two teams face off, as the division-leading Twins head to Cleveland to take on the Guardians. The Twins hold a 3.5-game lead over the Guardians. We’ll see if the Twins can pull away, or if the Guardians can gain some ground.