NBA Match-up of the Week: Spurs and Nuggets
Since it’s the first round and there are a few games left I’m going with a match-up instead of a single game this week. The series between the Denver Nuggets and the San Antonio Spurs is really the only one with any competitiveness left. The series is tied 2-2 and both teams really don’t have a shot at coming out of the West, if I’m being honest, but it’s definitely an exciting series, especially since the winner definitely has a chance to win the following series against either Portland or OKC. Game 5 is Tuesday, Game 6 is Thursday, and if a Game 7 is necessary, it will be on Saturday. I’m pulling for Denver, just because I still don’t understand how they’re the 2 seed and want to see how far this miracle season will take them.
NHL Game of the Week: Golden Knights at Sharks
This isn’t just bias because I was born in San Jose. The Sharks have been a solid team pretty much since they entered the league, but have never been able to finish off a season with a championship. On top of that, they have the embarrassment of having blown a 3-0 lead in the past (to a team that did end up winning the Stanley Cup that year). This series, the Sharks were down 3 games to 1. I’m sure the Sharks would love a partial redemption from blowing their lead in 2014 by completing a solid comeback against a very strong Vegas team. A double OT shorthanded goal to force a game 7 gives them a ton of momentum returning back to San Jose, so I expect them to close out the series. Tune in on Tuesday at 10 pm (yikes, thanks west coast) on NBC Sports.
Premier League Game of the Week: Chelsea at Manchester United
This is essentially Manchester United’s last chance at breaking into the top 4, with only 4 games left in the season. If Chelsea and Arsenal both win this weekend, it would be very difficult for Manchester United to win all of their games AND get key losses from the rest of the teams on the cusp of top 4 finishes (Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham). At home at Old Trafford, I expect Manchester United to dictate the pace of play and really put it all on the line in order to secure a victory at home and keep themselves in the conversation going into the very end of the premier league. Tune in for this heated and storied rivalry on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 am on NBC Sports.
Weekly Movie Recommendation: Avengers Endgame
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.