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Monday Quickies: John Wall vs. The Celtics Edition

John Wall will take on the Celtics in game 7, and more in today’s quickies.

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Mondays suck, but we’ve got game 7 basketball to look forward to tonight. More specifically, we’ve got John Wall game 7 basketball to look forward to. Need I remind you what happened the last time Wall was on the floor?

Yeah. That happened. Now the Boston Celtics are the No. 1 seed in a conference that includes the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers, and no team has won on the road in this series, so Wall has his back up against the wall (pun fully intended) tonight. But doubting John Wall usually ends up in you eating your words (ask Colin Cowherd about it).

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Your quickies

How Wall developed the jumper that got Washington to game 7 - Herald-Leader
To be blunt, John Wall was a bad shooter entering the league. It was the only thing his athleticism and vision couldn’t help him with. If you watch his Kentucky tape, and his tape from his first three seasons, the last thing you expect is for him to hit a 26-footer. His shooting has come a long way.

Kentucky will host softball regional - UK Athletics
UK Softball is hosting! The Cats got the No. 14 seed, and will take on DePaul in their first game in the Lexington Regional. Marshall and Illinois will play in Lexington as well.

UK coaches visited Georgia for Jarren Williams’ spring game - KSR
Hope certainly isn’t lost on Williams’ recruitment. Mark Stoops and co. are still going all out on the quarterback.

Bat Cats sweep Tennessee - SEC Country
The Wildcats are still in national seed contention after sweeping their rivals to the south. Mahan hit three home runs and went 9-13 on the series.

Rough round sends J.B. Holmes tumbling - Herald-Leader
Holmes was tied for the lead going into the final round of the Players Championship, but he finished the round tied for 41st.

NBA teams starting to figure out De’Aaron Fox is better than Lonzo Ball - KSR
Took them long enough...even in Kentucky’s loss to UCLA during regular season play, Fox showed Ball up. In tournament play, Fox went off and left Ball and the Bruins in the dust.

Warriors come back from down 25 to win game one - Yahoo
Golden State trailed by 25 at one point against the San Antonio Spurs, but after Kawhi Leonard left the game with an ankle injury the Dubs rallied and eventually won, 113-111.

Kawhi doesn’t think Zaza tried to injure him - ESPN
Speaking of Leonard’s injury...it occurred when Zaza Pachulia stepped under him as Leonard was coming down from a jump shot. Leonard landed on Pachulia’s foot and it rolled. It was suspect, but Leonard doesn’t think there was any intent.

Ducks erupt for five goals to win game 2 - NHL.com
It seemed like the Nashville Predators were in total control when they took a 2-0 lead in game 2, but the Anaheim Ducks scored five goals in the second and third periods to win 5-3. The series is now level at 1-1.

Astros put a damper on Derek Jeter day - NJ.com
It was a good day for nostalgia and remembrance of Jeter’s greatest moments, but when gametime came around the mood at Yankee Stadium wasn’t quite as positive. The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 10-7.

Si Woo Kim wins the Players Championship - New York Times
At 21, he’s the youngest golfer to win the Players Championship. He’s also the same age as the No. 1 amateur player in the world.

The 2012 quarterback class was a historic failure - SB Nation
Jameis Winston produced a national title, but other than that the top quarterback recruits of 2012 did not pan out...at all.

Lyft and Waymo reach deal to collaborate on self-driving cars - New York Times