NBA Match-up of the Week: Rockets vs Warriors
This was a tough matchup to pick, because every series in this round of the NBA playoffs is exciting. I encourage you, if you’re a fan of basketball, to spend some time watching all of the great match-ups in this second round. However, I’m choosing this one because it is probably the most heated rivalry of this round. These are the two top teams in the West, I don’t care what the records show. The Rockets and Warriors have put together some incredible, high scoring games in the last few years, as well as some very controversial games and series. Already after game 1 we have officiating controversies, and game 2 may be no different considering both teams have a nice beef with the head referee. There’s going to be technicals called, scuffles on the court, hard fouls, and overall end-to-end action throughout this series. Game 2 is Tuesday, Game 3 is Saturday (ridiculous amount of time between games).
NHL Match-up of the Week: Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets are on an absolute tear right now. I counted them out in the first series against Tampa, was far and away the strongest team in the NHL this year. However, after swiftly sweeping the Lightning, Columbus is looking to keep their momentum going through this series with the Boston Bruins. The series is currently tied 1-1 with Game 3 on Tuesday, Game 4 on Thursday, and Game 5 on Saturday to complete this week’s games. Look for Artemi Panarin to continue terrorizing the Bruins defense, and for both goaltenders to put strong outings together night after night.
Premier League Game of the Week: Leicester City at Manchester City
Manchester City and Liverpool are neck and neck for the Premier League title, at 92 and 91 points, respectively. Liverpool has, in my opinion, an easier matchup this week against Newcastle so I’ve selected this game between Leicester and Manchester as the game of the week. First off, Leicester actually handed Man City one of it’s 4 defeats this year back in December with a decisive 2-1 victory. If Man City wins their last two games, they are the champions. If they drop any points and Liverpool win their last two games, Liverpool are champions. Let’s see if Man City can stay on top after this one. Technically this game doesn’t fall on this week’s time period but since it’s part of this Premier League match week I’m including it anyway. So, tune in to NBC Sports on Monday, May 6th at 3 pm.
Weekly Movie Recommendation: Avengers Endgame
(I’m leaving this up for a second week. It’s that good) This is what we’ve been waiting for. One year ago (SPOILER — although I don’t care if I spoil it because if you’re a year behind a huge mainstream movie you deserve to have it spoiled) Thanos got the best of all of our favorite Avengers and wiped out half of the universe. We’ll see if Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and all of those left alive can figure out a way to reverse this universal genocide and bring back those that have fallen. Who knows, maybe Captain Marvel can bring some of that awkward interviewing ability to make Thanos extremely uncomfortable and catch him off guard. The possibilities are endless. If you haven’t gotten tickets already and want to see it this weekend I will say a prayer for you, because you will need all the help you can get. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters Friday, April 26th.