The Lakers beat the Spurs, after which Stephen Curry and the Warriors outgunned the Suns, and just like that, the race for the Western Division championship was over. The Warriors have clinched it, as well as the best record in the NBA for the third straight season.
This gives them home court throughout the playoffs; they'd already earned it for the Finals if they get there. With Kevin Durant officially slated to return to action Saturday, the Dubs are strong favorites to win it all.
As the NBA season winds down and playoffs begin, MLB has started. Unfortunately the SF Giants began by reenacting the same nightmare that ended last season and haunted them ever since: bullpen failure in the 8th and 9th to blow the save and lose the game, marring a dominant performance by MadBum, taking a perfect game into the sixth and becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to hit two home runs on opening day--and they were whoppers.
The Giants continued to blow leads throughout their first series. On the bright side, they are hitting. Usually hitters or pitchers dominate across the board at the beginning of the season. Let's hope that's it.