NBA FINALS :
The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors pulled out a 106-105 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last night in Toronto to stay alive and cut the Raptors’ lead to 3 games to 2. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 31 points and Klay Thompson added 26, and the two combined for three straight three-pointers in the closing minutes of the game after the Raptors had taken a six-point lead with less than three-and-a-half minutes left to play.
Kevin Durant, the MVP of the last two NBA Finals, was finally back for the Warriors last night after missing much of the playoffs with a strained right calf. But he re-injured himself in the second quarter and had to leave the game, with an emotional general manager Bob Myers saying afterward that it was an Achilles tendon injury. Game 6 will be played in Oakland on Thursday
Tony Parker announced Monday that he’s retiring from the NBA, ending an 18-year career that included four championships with the San Antonio Spurs.
DAVID ORTIZ :
Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was flown back to Boston for medical treatment yesterday after being shot in a bar in his native Dominican Republic a day earlier. A spokesman for the 43-year-old Ortiz said that doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine and that his liver had also been damaged in the ambush attack. The spokesman said Ortiz had been in stable condition in intensive care.
Joey Logano survived overtime in the NASCAR race Monday in Michigan.
The race was delayed 27 hours from its initial schedule to a Monday, 5 p.m. start time by rain.
The Monster Energy Series’ next race is the Toyota/Save Mart 350, scheduled Sunday, June 23 (3 p.m. ET) on WBUT.