The Rockets destroyed the Spurs in San Antonio, the Cavs did the same at home to the Raptors, the Penguins lost Game 3 and lost their best player to injury, and Noah Syndergaard may miss multiple months as the Mets continue to be a mess. Plus, a House of Cards trailer, and the FRORK! It’s go time at the Tuesday Cheat Sheet…
Welp, the Spurs appear to be in trouble
The Spurs finished with the second-best record in the NBA at 61-21, but they looked merely “good” in their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. And they didn’t even look anywhere near good in Game 1 against the Houston Rockets on Monday night in San Antonio.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 2, 2017
The Rockets rolled the Spurs, 126-99, and made a ridiculous 22 three-pointers. Six Rockets scored double-digits, and three of them had at least 20 points.
As for the Spurs, well, Kawhi Leonard was the only player with over 11 points. He is the only consistent producer on San Antonio right now, and they’re going to need much more from players such as Tony Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge in order to win this series.
LeBron grabbing a beer summarized the Cavs-Raptors game
The Cavs made it look pretty easy vs the Raptors in Game 1 of their second-round series, coming away with a 116-105 victory. The game wasn’t even really that close, with the Raptors outscoring Cleveland in the fourth quarter, which was basically garbage time.
LeBron even grabbed a beer and pretended to drink it, mid-game!
Caps beat the Penguins in OT, and Sidney Crosby left after taking a cross-check to the head
The Washington Capitals trimmed the Pittsburgh Penguins’ series lead to 2-1 on Monday night, thanks to this overtime goal from Kevin Shattenkirk:
But the Capitals’ chances were also surely assisted by the absence of Penguins MVP Sidney Crosby, after Crosby left the game due to taking a cross-check to the head from Matt Niskanen in the first period:
Crosby’s status going forward is unclear, and the Penguins are expected to provide more information today.
Noah Syndergaard to the DL with a torn lat muscle. But at least he took the MRI this time!
The New York Mets have a mess on their hands. Just days after ace right-hander Noah Syndergaard refused to MRI due to biceps and shoulder discomfort, he left his start vs the Nationals with an injury. This time he got an MRI, which revealed a torn right lat muscle.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 1, 2017
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 1, 2017
remember when Alderson said the Mets couldn't force Syndergaard into an MRI tube? He's right. They also didn't have to pitch him Sunday.
— Matt Snyder (@MattSnyderCBS) May 1, 2017
Syndergaard will head to the 10-day disabled list, but it’s expected he’ll miss much more time than that, and likely even multiple months. It’s a crushing blow to a 10-14 Mets team that is already six games behind the Nationals in the NL East. The good news is it may not take much to get a Wild Card berth this year, but even that seems in doubt with the way things are looking right now.
Current Wild Card projections from FanGraphs-
Yankees: 85.8 (wins)
— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) May 1, 2017
– Adrian Wojnarowski is headed to ESPN, which seemed inevitable after all the layoffs to ESPN’s NBA writers.
– It appears that Steve Kerr will miss the remainder of the playoffs due to his back pain, so Mike Brown will keep coaching the Warriors.
– Liverpool’s Emre Can scored a ridiculous goal on an overhead bicycle kick:
– After another disappointing playoff exit and plenty of key offseason decisions to make, what’s next for the Clippers?
– The McDonald’s Frork! A fork made of french fries!
– The House of Cards Season 5 trailer has dropped:
Season 5 hits Netflix on May 30th, which you already knew if you saw my post on what’s coming and going on Netflix in May.
– Johnny Depp surprises guests at Disneyland on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. YO HO YO HO A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME.
– A few of my favorite tweets that I came across the last few days:
ESPN laying off every respected reporter and Darren Rovell is tweeting pictures of cereal boxes
— Dan Reiner (@docReiner) April 26, 2017
yoooo, they revoked his medical license pic.twitter.com/UR7lqZCWxn
— memes (@memeprovider) April 28, 2017
life comes at you fast pic.twitter.com/yr79mmUidb
— KRANG T. NELSON (@KrangTNelson) April 29, 2017
— jesse farrar (@BronzeHammer) August 11, 2016
– This is very real, emotional stuff from Jimmy Kimmel on the birth of his son and heart complications for the baby boy. A very recommended watch, but be warned that you may want some kleenex nearby.
One last glorious moment of procrastination