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Koepka Wins PGA Title Again, Raptors Win At Home, Blues One Game Away For Cup Finals

May 20th. 2019

Welcome back hope you had a great weekend!

What’s New:

1. Raptors make the Eastern Conference Finals a series with 2OT victory over the Bucks.

1. Raptors make the Eastern Conference Finals a series with 2OT victory over the Bucks.
  • The Toronto Raptors found a way, thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s clutch performance. Leonard scored 19 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtimes as the Raptors defeated the Bucks 118-112 in double-overtime.
  • Kawhi Leonard wasn’t going to let an injury slow him down.
  • The 27-year-old, Leonard appeared to injure his leg after finishing a layup and was walking with a noticeable limp during the first half.
  • Despite the injury, Leonard scored 36 points on 11-of-25 shooting in a game-high 52 minutes which was an NBA Playoffs franchise record.
  • Marc Gasol added 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3pt FG), 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocked shots.
  • The Raptors had to overcome poor shooting from key players (Danny Green, Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka) and play through Kyle Lowry’s foul trouble.
  • Lowry fouled out with 6:12 left in the fourth quarter with the Raptors ahead 88-82. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Lowry’s teams were 1-17, including 0-4 in the playoffs, when he fouls out of a game before Sunday’s game.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 12 points, 7 assists, 4 blocks and an NBA Playoffs career-high 23 rebounds for the Bucks in the losing effort, becoming the 7th player to record 10 PTS/20 REBS/5 ASTS/4 BLKS in an NBA Playoffs game (T. Duncan, B. Wallace, S. O’Neal, P. Ewing, B. Walton and K. Abdul-Jabbar).
  • Pascal Siakam finished with 25 points, having shot 9-of-18 from the field, and Norman Powell added 19 points off the bench.
  • George Hill led the Bucks with 24 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Brogdon added 20 points, and center Brook Lopez finished with 16 points.
  • The Bucks lead the series 2-1; Game 4 is Tuesday (8:30 p.m., TNT) in Toronto.

2. St. Louis Blues take 3-2 lead in Western Conference Finals with a 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose’s Erik Karlsson was slowed by an undisclosed injury during Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Getty Images
  • The St. Louis Blues controlled play from the second period onward to take a 3-2 series lead with a 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals.
  • The Sharks had a number of injuries that left them without key players Tomas HertlJoe Pavelski and Erik Karlsson in the third period.
  • By the end of the game, the Sharks’ bench was six players short: Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, and Joonas Donskoi with injuries, and Micheal Haley and Evander Kane for misconducts.
  • The Sharks won Game Four after referees missed a hand pass which led to the overtime game-winning goal. Sharks fans were less pleased with the refereeing this time around
  • Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat trick of the playoffs.
  • Jordan Binnington stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his first career playoff shutout.
  • The Blues ended up with twice as many shots as the Sharks (40-21) while the Sharks had six times as many penalty minutes (36-6).

3. Brooks Koepka wins back to back PGA Championships.

  • Brooks Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship, picking up his fourth major.
  • Koepka shot 70 on Saturday to keep his seven-shot advantage. It’s the largest 54-hole lead in this tournament’s history, one that would require a historic collapse for Koepka to not leave Bethpage Black with the Wanamaker Trophy in hand.
  • After holding a seven-shot lead at the beginning of the day, Brooks Koepka’s lead was cut all the way down to one from Dustin Johnson before holding on to win the 2019 PGA Championship.
  • Koepka leads the field in greens hit (43 of 54) and proximity (26 feet, 1 inch). His Strokes Gained: Approach is +11.16, four more than the next-best player.
  • Brooks Koepka finished Sunday with a par on 18 to capture back-to-back PGA Championships.

  • Brooks Koepka addresses the media and takes questions after his second straight PGA Championship victory. Koepka now has 4 major victories.

 

 

 

 

 

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