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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Brink of a Sweep Edition

NBA: Finals-Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the NBA Finals.

The 110-102 victory in Cleveland came thanks in large part to Kevin Durant’s 43 points. Because he is on a team full of stars it’s sometimes easy to forget that Durant is in all likelihood the second best player in the world.

LeBron James did his part with 33 points but it wasn’t enough.

The series resumes tomorrow night on ABC.

Tweets of the Day


Kentucky sets MLB Draft record | Cats Pause- Nick Mingione’s team had the most players drafted from Kentucky in the MLB draft with 13. The Cats led the way for all teams. Makes missing the NCAA tournament sting even more.

EJ Montgomery chases greatness | SEC Country- 6’11 Kentucky freshman has been a basketball junky since he was a baby. And now the next phase of his life takes place in Lexington where he is expected to make an instant impact.

Exclusive interview with Vince Marrow | KSTV- Spectrum’s Lyndsey Gough went one on one with Mark Stoops’ ace coordinator.

Basketball conference opponents announce | Coach As usual, the non-conference slate is loaded but as the SEC improves, the Cats have little room for error during conference play.

Here is a breakdown of non-conference highlights:

  • Aug. 8-12 – Big Blue Bahamas Tour | Atlantis Imperial Arena | Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Nov. 6 – vs. Duke | Bankers Life Fieldhouse | Indianapolis | State Farm Champions Classic Arena
  • Nov. 28 – Monmouth | Rupp Arena | Lexington
  • Dec. 1 – UNCG | Rupp Arena | Lexington
  • Dec. 8 – vs. Seton Hall | Madison Square Garden | New York | Citi Hoops Classic
  • Dec. 15 – Utah | Rupp Arena | Lexington
  • Dec. 22 – vs. North Carolina | United Center | Chicago | CBS Sports Classic
  • Jan. 26 – Kansas | Rupp Arena | Lexington

Calipari and Barnhart talk sports betting | Cats Pause- Both Cal and Barnhart express a little hesitation but that’s not going to stop the issue from moving forward. Cal is confident the NCAA will handle things correctly.

Dan McDonnell staying at Louisville | Courier-Journal- The Louisville baseball coach was being wooed by Mississippi State but he opted to stay on Floyd Street. State has struck out on it’s first two choices at head coach leaving many to wonder if they will now come after Nick Mingione.

Former Blue Devils struggle in the NBA | CBS- While Duke continues to stock up on the best of the best in regards to high school talent, their NBA careers aren’t anything special. Outside of Jayson Tatum’s rookie campaign, many of them have struggled to adjust to the pro game.

Alvin Gentry and Pelicans agree to two year extension | Sporting News- Contract negotiations with Anthony Davis are on the horizon and the phenom has a good relationship with Gentry. The Pelicans are trying to do what they can to ensure Davis in New Orleans for the foreseeable future.