The GIST: While we’re on pins and needles waiting to see who gets hired as the NBA’s first-ever female head coach, we guess we should tune in to the conference finals.
Conference Finals: The Phoenix Suns have gotten a head start in the West, already up 2-0 on the LA Clippers thanks to a from Deandre Ayton in Tuesday’s Game 2. Chris Paul — who’d been out due to COVID-19 protocol — will be back in the Suns’ lineup tonight for Game 3 at 9 p.m. ET. The brooms are getting excited.
- The Atlanta Hawks kicked off the Eastern Conference Finals with a 116–113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, largely thanks to an impressive 48-point from Trae Young. Game 2 is set for tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Toronto Raptors: No, the Raps aren’t playing, but they did win something this week. The Raps snagged the fourth overall pick in Tuesday night’s , marking their highest pick since . Their last fourth overall draft picks? Chris Bosh in 2003. We’re taking this as a good sign before the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29th.