Hi. Here’s three things happened last night or today.
1. Cleveland Extends Series
Draymond Green’s helping hand may have given new life to the NBA Finals, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 112-97. Both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving notched 41 points, as the Warriors lost Green to suspension, and Andrew Bogut left the game in the third quarter due to injury. Cleveland’s two big guns are among the league’s best at attacking the rim when no shot blocking is present, and they took over the game down the stretch in Bogut’s absence. James is averaging 28 points on 49.6% shooting, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2.4 steals, and 2 blocks a game, and has easily the highest “Game Score” (an advanced metric designed to measure total impact) of any player in the series. As all alien lovers know, this is proof that he is awful.
2. Vodka Violence
In case you had not heard, Russian and English fans turned Marseilles, France, into a war zone over the weekend. While this makes for great Twitter and Youtube fodder, the serious injuries suffered by many England supporters, including injuries that occurred in the stadium following the Russia-England match, led to threats from UEFA (the organization hosting the European Championships bringing these fans together) to ban either team if the violence continued. That threat has now turned into a “promise” for Russia, at least in the case of any further in-stadium violence. You could say that footie officials are Putin the situation on ice.
So that’s pretty bitchin’.