▪ “We’re not going home! We’re not going home!” And with that emphatic exultation by Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors announced that the Western Conference Finals are far from over. The Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111 on Thursday night but still trail 3-2 in the seven-game series as it heads back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 on Saturday night.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan seemed to think the result came down to Golden State getting to the free-throw line. And despite Curry coming up with a huge steal in the final minutes to help seal the win, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook doesn’t seem all too impressed with the league’s unanimous MVP’s defense. Check out his response when asked if Curry’s defense is underrated:
▪ It’s a big weekend for baseball here in SLO, with Cal Poly wrapping up their 2016 season at home against UC Davis and the SLO Blues, a California Collegiate League team, kicking off their season Friday night with a seven-game home stand at Sinsheimer Stadium. The Mustangs already knocked off Davis in Game 1 of the three-game series on Thursday night.
The Blues, meanwhile, will be looking to piece together a lineup as they firm up their roster with the college season just wrapping up.
▪ Staying here in the county, six local athletes are headed to Southern California for the CIF-Southern Section Masters Track and Field Meet. Travis Gibson caught up with all six of them as they look to qualify for state.
▪ Dodgers fans are freaking out — and perhaps rightly so — about 19-year-old pitching phenom Julio Urias, who got the call-up and will get the start Friday night in his MLB debut. His stuff certainly looks legit:
And he appears to be keeping a level head through all the hoopla. Here’s him meeting with the media:
▪ And, finally, if you haven’t seen the video of legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully reciting the famous “Field of Dreams” speech, do yourself a favor and do it now.