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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: NBA Finals Set Edition

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NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals are set and surprise, surprise, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers ... for the fourth time in four years.

This year may have been the most competitive yet in terms of teams challenging the NBA’s two heavyweights. The Cavaliers have had to play seven games in two of the three series they’ve played so far, and the Houston Rockets took the Warriors seven games in the Conference Finals.

But at the end of the day, no one’s stopping these two teams from meeting for a fourth straight year. The Warriors are once again the odds-on favorites, unsurprisingly. LeBron James has worked several miracles this year, but a series win over this Warriors team with such a bad Cavs team would be James’ greatest work yet.

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Your quickies

Kentucky baseball: Wildcats miss out on 2018 NCAA Tournament bid - SEC Country
A stumble down the stretch and a 13-17 regular season SEC record did not play well in the selection committee's eyes as Kentucky baseball missed out on an NCAA Tournament bid Monday.

Kentucky football in top six for Michael Fletcher - Cats' Pause
The Wildcats are a finalist for another Michigan prospect. - Q&A: Cats Illustrated's Clint Jackson goes 1-on-1 with Tyrese Maxey
The entire Kentucky basketball fan base, or so it seems, is familiar with Tyrese Maxey, the high scoring guard who has committed to the Wildcats. Cats Illustrated watched the 6-foot-4 blue chip in action over the weekend at the Nike EYBL in Hampton, Virginia. And after one of his games, we caught up with him for some light, more casual discussions.

Insider Notes: Breaking down decision week and a Kira Lewis Jr. nugget | Kentucky Sports Radio
It's decision week for P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel. Here's the latest with those three and 2019 guard Kira Lewis Jr.

Guessing Game: Who will be first to announce? | Kentucky Sports Radio
When will we hear from Jarred Vanderbilt, PJ Washington and Wenyen Gabriel?

Steph Curry: LeBron James 'amazing', but 'don't disrespect' other Cavs - USA Today
When Steph Curry was asked about LeBron James getting this Cleveland team to the Finals, he came to the defense of all Cavaliers not named LeBron.

Dana White on UFC 225 changes: CM Punk sells more PPVs than Overeem - MMA Fighting
Dana White doesn’t consider Alistair Overeem’s move from the UFC 225 main card to the preliminaries to be a demotion.

Dez Bryant has apparently decided on the one team he wants to play for in 2018 -
It sounds like Dez wants to stay in the NFC

Danica Patrick is eager to move past racing and become a full-time entrepreneur | For The Win
Danica has an athleisure clothing line, a vineyard and a health and fitness book.

2018 NCAA college lacrosse championship: Yale takes down Duke for program's first national title |
Yale managed to take down a powerhouse in Duke, 13-11, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass to win the 2018 NCAA DI Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Heated argument sparked in Pirates dugout after Anthony Rizzo’s controversial slide | For The Win
Tempers flared in the Pittsburgh dugout.

Mets place Wilmer Flores and A.J. Ramos on DL - New York Post
The team activated right-hander Hansel Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from rehab assignments.

‘They don’t have fun there’: Cassius Marsh sounds off on the Patriots -
Linebacker/defensive end Cassius Marsh wanted out of New England.