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We are READY for the Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs!

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The Eastern and Western Conference Finals are set and begin tomorrow with Wariors vs Trail Blazers!

How did we get here?

Bucks vs Celtics – Game 5

Giannis and the Bucks took care of the Celtics easily, 116-91 to reach their 1st Eastern Conference Finals since 2001.

Warriors vs Rockets – Game 6

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Photo: Bleacher Report

The Warriors took care of the Rockets without KD (injury) on Friday night. They won 118-113. Steph Curry was scoreless in the 1st half, scored 10 in the 3rd, then 23 in the 4th Quarter! Klay Thompson also facilitated crucial plays and scored 3-pointers when it mattered. Kevon Looney was sensational off the bench with 14.

KD was diagnosed with a mild calf strain since he left Game 5 last Wednesday in the 3rd quarter. A calf strain takes 7-10 days to heal, but he should be re-evaluated this week.

Two Thrilling Game 7s!

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers

The Nuggets had as much as a 17-point lead. The Trail Blazers broke a Game 7 Playoffs record for biggest comeback. The 4th quarter was all CJ McCollum with shots and blocks, scoring 37 points and leading his team to the Western Conference Finals to meet the Warriors.

Seth and Steph Curry will meet. This is the first time that 2 brothers will meet in the Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs.

Raptors vs 76ers

This game was close from start to finish, but the end is what will be remembered in NBA Playoffs history and by the Raptors forever.

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Kawhi Leonard (41 points) hit an epic dagger at the buzzer! He threw an over 18ft high bouncer that bounced off the rim 4 times before falling in to give the Raptors a 92-90 victory and a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If you missed the moment, or just would like to see it again, check it out here!

Watch “Kawhi Leonard Sends Philadelphia 76ers Home With Buzzer-Beating Game 7 Game Winner” on YouTube here:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Your NBA Playoffs 2019 Semifinals Update!

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Bucks at Celtics – Game 3

Kyrie (29 points) and the Celtics couldn’t hold back Giannis last Friday night, who scored 32 points to lead the Bucks to a 123-116 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series. George Hill of the Bucks stepped up with 21 points for the win too.

Warriors at Rockets – Game 3

With Warriors having a 2-0 lead in the series, this was a must-win game for the Rockets at their house last Saturday night. It was a close, high scoring, competitive game that went to OT! But it came down to disappointing misses, including a missed dunk from Curry and a dagger of a 3 from Harden that secured the Rockets’ win, 126-121.

KD scored 46 points, despite the losing effort.

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Photo: Bleacher Report

Where are the Splash Brothers?! Curry hardly ever shows up in the Playoffs, but if they want to reach the finals again this year, he needs to show up.

They play again in Houston tonight.

Raptors at 76ers – Game 4

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Photo: Bleacher Report

With the 76ers up 2-1, all 5 starters showed up with double figures to assist Kawhi, who led them to a 101-96 win.

Embiid of the 76ers, wasn’t as dominant yesterday, but it is said that he wasn’t well and was hooked up to an IV up to yesterday morning.

Nuggets at Trail Blazers – Games 3 and 4

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Photo: Bleacher Report

CJ McCollum and Rodney Hood led the Trail Blazers to a 140-137 win in and epic 4th OT last Friday night! The win brought them to a 2-1 lead, but the Nuggets recovered in time to level the series at 2-2 last night with a 116-112 win in another close game. Dame time didn’t occur for the Trail Blazers depite McCollum playing well with 29 points and Rodney Hood shooting a late 3.

For the Nuggets, it was Murray (34 points) and Jokic who dominated again with 21 points and a triple double.

Tonight’s games!

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Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle for your NBA Playoffs updates! I love this game!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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If you missed NBA Playoff games over the weekend!

For all my fellow Jamaican revellers or anyone else who would have missed NBA games over the weekend, here is your recap from Suga!

These are you semifinal matchups that promise to be exciting!

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Warriors vs LA Clippers Game 6

KD destroyed the Clippers last Friday night with 50 points to finally send the Clippers home. This series lasted longer than expected. Warriors won 129-110.

Nuggets vs Spurs Game 7

The 2nd seed from the West, the Denver Nuggets whose players are experiencing their first NBA playoffs, moved on to the Semifinals of the NBA playoffs Conference with their well fought win over the San Antonio Spurs, 90-86. The score is definitely not reflective of how the game went. The Nuggets led the majority of the game and had their shots going in. San Antonio played terribly, missing many shots, creating turnovers, giving up offensive and defensive rebounds. Somehow they managed to stay in it and kept it close towards the end, but it was Jamal Murray of the Nuggets that hit the clutch floater with 36.8s remaining in the game and San Antonio could not recover in time. Nikola Jokic was the true star of this series and ended it with a triple double in Game 7.

Raptors vs 76ers Game 1

The Raptors and the 76ers kicked off the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals last Saturday. The Raptors don’t usually win Game 1 in a series, but they rolled over the 76ers! They beat the 76ers 108-95. The 76ers just seem to lack enough shooters required to beat the Raptors. Lowry and Leonard led the Raptors to the win.

Celtics vs Bucks Game 1

The Celtics had Giannis a.k.a the Greek Freak on lockdown! I think the Bucks lack the depth to beat the Celtics. If Giannis can’t get past the Celtics’ defense, this series will be over quickly.

Warriors vs Rockets Game 1

Warriors won Game 1 104-100! Suga missed this one, but according to ESPN reports, the Houston Rockets felt cheated by the officiatibg and made it affect them throughout the game. It is felt that even with what they considered bad calls or the lack there of, they should not have allowed the Warriors to beat them with 20 turnovers.

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Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle for your NBA Playoff updates! I love this game!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who has moved on to the next round in the NBA Playoffs?!

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The NBA PLAYOFFS had a predictable start, but the 2nd round match ups should be entertaining.

On the EAST side, the BUCKS will face the CELTICS. The RAPTORS should face the PHILADELPHIA 76ers. Even though the BUCKS are the no. 1 seed in the East, Suga thinks it will be the CELTICS vs. RAPTORS in the Eastern Conference Finals.
On the WEST side, the team most capable of beating the WARRIORS, the ROCKETS, are likely to meet them to have that chance. The TRAIL BLAZERS are looking good and should meet the winner of the SPURS – NUGGETS series.

Tonight’s Schedule!

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Stay tuned! I LOVE THIS GAME!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The NBA Playoffs are on and Poppin!

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The NBA PLAYOFFS is on and poppin! Who you got?!
On the EAST side, the BUCKS have been blazing, the CELTICS are a dark horse, usually a playoff team and the RAPTORS should reach conference finals, but tend to choke choke choke.
On the WEST side, WARRIORS are still strong but Cousins went down last night with what may seem like a quad injury. The CLIPPERS erased a 31-pt deficit to beat them! James Harden and the ROCKETS always play well during the season, but will they finally deliver?! The TRAIL BLAZERS have been consistent this year unlike a disjointed OKC and I expect the SPURS to upset the young NUGGETS.

Stay tuned! I LOVE THIS GAME!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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QB Aaron Rodgers gives 49ers a cold blooded comeback in Monday Night Football!

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Last night was a thrilling game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, highlighted by a clutch performance from Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers. Packers handed the 49ers their 4th straight defeat, picking up a 33-30 win last night in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The 49ers started out with 10-0 lead and each time they pushed ahead, Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers made a play to bring the Packers back to either level the score or push them ahead. The play that stung the most though, was when Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams to help tie the game at 30 with 1:55 remaining. Then he drove the Packers down the field for kicker, Mason Crosby’s game-winning 27-yard field goal as time expired.

Note that Rodgers’ movement was limited with an injured knee and there has been a constant cry for a better coach for the Packers. After all, Rodger’s can’t save them all the time.

Watch “49ers vs. Packers Week 6 Highlights | NFL 2018” with spectacular play by Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers on YouTube here: 


As usual, well done Rodgers. Looking forward to more this season!

In other news, it’s NBA Day! The NBA Season kicks off TONIGHT!

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Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors (L) and LeBron James of LA Lakers (R)(Photo: Bleacher Report)

Here’s the schedule for tonight’s return of the NBA Season:

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Who will win this year?

The Lakers will always have a chance with their new teammate LeBron James. With a healthy Kyrie Irving, so do the Boston Celtics. But, barring any injuries and once DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury, KD (Kevin Durant) will be unstoppable and it should be Warriors all the way!

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The Defending Champs, Golden State Warriors a.k.a Dubs return as NBA Title favourites (Photo: Bleacher Report)

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Champions of the Weekend in Sports!

NBA FINALS 

WARRIORS VS. CAVS GAME 4

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The Starting Five of the Golden State Warriors celebrate their NBA Championship win last Friday (Photo: ESPN)

The Golden State Warriors swept the Cavs Friday night in a blowout! 108-85!

This is the 3rd NBA Championship win for Stephen Curry and the 3rd ring for Steve Kerr as a Coach to add to his 5 rings as a player.

Kevin Durant won Finals MVP, snatching it from teammate, Steph Curry after his epic, unforgettable Game 3 performance.

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KD accepting his Finals MVP Trophy last Friday night (Photo: Bleacher Report)

LeBron James had a great run carrying his team that had no chance in the Playoffs all the way to the Finals. But he has now been swept twice in the NBA Finals, where the first time was by the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

Stay tuned for LeBron’s next move. It will be a long summer.

FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S FINAL

SIMONA HALEP VS. SLOANE STEPHENS

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World no. 1, Simona Halep finally won her 1st Grand Slam! Congrats to her and well fought after losing the 1st set to Sloane Stephens and being broken the 1st game in the 2nd. She beat Sloane Stephens, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Simona Halep credited mental strength to winning her first Grand Slam.

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Simona Halep raises her long-awaited French Open Grand Slam Trophy last Saturday (Photo: Sports mole)

 

BELMONT STAKES

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Justify being ridden to victory by Mike Smith at the 2018 Belmont Stakes (Photo: New York Times)

Justify, an American thoroughbred racehorse, became the 13th winner of the American Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes last Saturday. The 2018 Kentucky Derby and the 2018 Preakness Stakes preceded his big win at Belmont.

The last horse to do so was American Pharoah in 2015 who ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Both were guided by the same trainer, Bob Baffert.

JN RACER’S GRAND PRIX

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in action at the JN Racer’s Grand Prix at The National Stadium Saturday, June 9, 2018.

The Queen is back! Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce not only improved on her time since her return, but won the 100m Women’s race as well in 11.10s!

This all went down at the National Stadium on Saturday night.

Also look out for our future Queen, young Briana Williams (16yrs), who had a faster start than our Pocket Rocket and sustained her speed throughout the race, finishing 3rd in 11.26. Congrats to Team Jamaica and thanks to other athletes who came to the island to compete.

Jenna Prandini of the USA and no stranger to Jamaica came a close 2nd to Shelly in 11.14.

FRENCH OPEN MEN’S FINAL

RAFAEL NADAL VS. DOMINIC THIEM

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Rafael Nadal reacts after winning Championship point and his 11th French Open title yesterday

Rafael Nadal won his 11th French Open yesterday! He beat Dominic Thiem who put up quite a fight, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Each set was about an hour-long, but the experience, strength, power and dominance of Nadal was just too much for Thiem. Winning never gets easier, but he has pulled it off again. Congrats Rafa!

Now let’s get ready for the World Cup!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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