Wild Tuesday Night in Sports
By Peter Santo
Fun fact of the night: The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted game 3 of the NBA finals, there was a no hitter in the MLB. In 2007, while the world was focused on The Finals in Cleveland, Justin Verlander threw a no hitter. In 2015, while the world once again focused on The Finals in Cleveland, Chris Heston of the defending champion Giants threw a no hitter.
All eyes were on Quicken Loans Arena as the Cavs and Warriors battled for a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The Kyrie Irving-less Cavs were supposed to go down without a fight, the league’s most high powered offense and most complete team was supposed to end the reign of King James. But no one told Matthew Dellavedova.
Delly is very quickly turning into one of the most unlikely Finals heroes of all time, shutting down Steph Curry and helping lead the Cavs to a game three win. LeBron did his thing, the defense shut down the Dubs, and Cleveland hung on for the win.
If Cleveland holds on and wins this series, it will be the greatest Finals performance of all time.
Going back to baseball, E-Rod was awesome again last night. The E-Rod trade could be Dan Duquette’s Jeff Bagwell. The Red Sox, yet again, couldn’t score any runs. Maybe they do need new bats.