While you were sleeping: Rockets beat Warriors, Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter, Blackhawks avoid elimination

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were mourning Prince’s passing.

NBA Playoffs: Rockets down Warriors

We actually got some excitement from Thursday’s playoffs as the Steph Curry-less Warriors fell to the Rockets, 97-96, on the road. Golden State struggled the entire game before storming back to take a late lead, but James Harden was able to knock down this go-ahead jumper:

Harden led the way with 35 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, looking like a “Little Red Corvette.” But this doesn’t mean much as Curry is likely to return from an ankle injury in the next game and the Warriors still have a 2-1 series lead. Even the Rockets know it doesn’t mean anything, as they didn’t even “Party Like It’s 1999” after Harden’s game-winner:

The ‘Dubs had an opportunity to for a last-second shot saying to each other, “Let’s Go Crazy,” but Draymond Green dribbled the ball off his foot:

In the other playoff games, the Thunder beat the Mavericks, 131-102, and the Raptors beat the Pacers, 101-85, to take a 2-1 lead in their respective series.

Arreita’s no-no

The pitcher formerly known as Jake Arrieta showed why he’s the best pitcher in the MLB, throwing his second-career no-hitter to help lead the Cubs to a 16-0 win over the Reds. Arrieta, using “The Arms of Orion,” had six strikeouts while earning his fourth win and lowering his ERA to 0.87. The reigning NL Cy Young-winner is now 15-0 with a 0.65 ERA in his past 17 starts. Check the final out:

NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks win in double-OT

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks staved off elimination with a 4-3 double-overtime win over the Blues. Patrick Kane put in the game-winning goal as Chicago was able to stay alive, possibly signifying a “Sign o’ the Times” as the series momentum may have shifted:

In the other series, Anaheim beat Nashville 4-1 to tie their series at two games apiece, while the Penguins beat the Rangers 5-0 to take a 3-1 lead. The Lightning eliminated the Red Wings with a 1-0 win to close out the series, 4-1. Detroit knows what it sounds like “When Doves Cry.”

Remember, you can catch each puck drop on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (Ch. 91).

SiriusXM’s #UFC197 coverage

UFC 197 is Saturday we’re incredibly excited for the return of former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Check out our preview of the main and co-main events, featuring analysis and predictions from our hosts at SiriusXM Rush. Also, for any Game Of Thrones fans, check out this fun post where your favorite characters are re-imagined as MMA fighters and find out who emerges as Undisputed Champion of Westeros.

Look cool every morning. Find out what you missed in the sports world while you were sleeping, and impress your friends and co-workers. We won’t tell them you were actually looking up Prince songs for the first time in your life.

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