May 20th, 2010
12:52 PM ET

Sports Update: NBA speculation season, NHL playoffs

The NBA Draft will be held on June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City but the silly season for projecting the picks is already underway. SI.com’s Ian Thomsen got into the act this week with the first version of his 2010 Mock Draft. Thomsen has Kentucky guard John Wall going to the Wizards followed by Evan Turner (Sixers), Derrick Favors (Nets), DeMarcus Cousins (Timberwolves), and Al-Farouq Aminu (Kings). The NBA won’t get back to playing until Saturday – the Celtics and Lakers are both up 2-0 in their series - but there is baseball and an NHL playoff game tonight (all times Eastern):

Flyers at Canadians (7:00 p.m., Versus)
The Flyers are two wins away from their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1997 having won six straight games after losing the first three games of their previous series against Boston. The Canadians have yet to score a goal in the series as the best-of-seven series shifts to Montreal for Game 3.

Rays at Yankees (7:05 p.m., Sunshine)
The American’s League’s two best teams meet in New York for the second of a two-game series. Last night the Rays broke a seven-game losing streak in New York with a 10-6 win. Tampa Bay is 16-4 on the road while handing New York its fifth loss in 18 home games this year.

BY THE NUMBERS

252
Points scored by the Lakers in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. Last night Los Angeles took a 2-0 lead over Phoenix with a 124-112 win.

7
countries that have won the World Cup  over the 18 times the competition has been played.

1
player in the last 55 years to hit an inside-the-park home run and take part in a  triple play in the same game.  Mets outfielder Angel Pagan pulled off the feat last night in the Nationals’ 5-3 win over the Mets. Phillies shortstop Ted Kazanski was the last player to do both, on Sept. 25, 1955.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Coach

    I want a NHL team to be named 'The Mohammuds'.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dan

    THIS JUST IN...COWARD AZ SHERIFF LETS K9 LOOSE ON WOMAN STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. DOG RUNS OTHER DIRECTION.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    THIS JUST IN...COWARD AZ SHERIFF LETS DOG LOOSE ON WOMAN STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. DOG RUNS OTHER DIRECTION.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |