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Monday Quickies: Jamal Murray Edition

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Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Good morning, Big Blue Nation! Hopefully we can take a break from debating the Kentucky Derby and move on to other stories.

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and there are a number of Kentucky Wildcats taking part. None have been as electric as the Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray. Last night, he helped secure a road win at Portland and tied the series 2-2. He had his second straight game with 34 points.

Murray went 11 for 11 from the foul line and hit six straight free throws down the stretch the clinch the win for Denver. He’s becoming a star in the NBA. The only drawback is that he’s in Denver and not many pay attention to what’s going on with the Nuggets.

Tweets of the Day

Enes Kanter caught the bad end of some Cat on Cat crime.

I laughed pretty hard at this.

Will Mark Stoops be throwing dice this afternoon?


Lexington Catholic star to announce college decision | Cats Pause- Beau Allen is choosing between UK, West Virginia, Duke, and Washington State. Smart money says bet on the Wildcats.

Derby final raises questions for Preakness | WDRB- It’s up in the air whether or not Maximum Security will run in the Preakness. There’s also a question as to which horse will be the favorite. It most certainly not be Country House.

UK baseball splits double header | UK Athletics- The Cats had to play two yesterday because they were rained out on Saturday. UK lost the series but they were at least able to salvage the final game.

Kawhi Leonard keeps Raptors alive | CBS- Kawhi Leonard is making a strong case for best player in the NBA. While Lebron James is busy filming TV shows and whining about Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant and Leonard are battling out for NBA supremacy. Leonard scored 39 points and hit a clutch three late in the fourth quarter to clinch it for the Raptors.

High school football star shot at party | ESPN- A rising star in Illinois was tragically killed by a stray bullet. Jaylen McKenzie was an 8th grader that had been profiled by Sports Illustrated. He was getting ready for his freshman season.

Alex Cora will not join Red Sox in White House visit | Sporting News- The manager of the World Champion Red Sox is a Puerto Rican native and does not feel comfortable in going to the White House.

Derby stewards did their jobs | USA Today- 100% spot on.