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Last Week In Sports: June 6, 2022

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NBA Team of the Week

The Boston Celtics are our NBA Team of the Week yet again!

They earn this honor in back-to-back weeks on the strength of their road win this week. They are the first team all postseason to go on the road and win in Golden State. Though the Warriors evened the series up in Game 2, the Celtics stole a game, and that is what makes them our NBA Team of the Week.

NHL Team of the Week

Our NHL Team of the Week is the Colorado Avalanche, who have taken a commanding lead in the Western Conference Finals. They have the Edmonton Oilers on the ropes, and it would take an all-time collapse for them to not be the West’s representative in the Stanley Cup Final. Though star Nazem Kadri is likely out for the postseason, the Avs should remain the odds-on favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Jun 6, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates his goal with forward Artturi Lehkonen (62) and forward Gabriel Landeskog (92) after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period in game four of the Western Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place.
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MLB Team of the Week

The New York Yankees are reminding us what it means to be the Yankees. They’re winning, often by a lot, and looking good doing it.

Our MLB Team of the Week went 6-0 last week, allowing just 7 runs across those 6 games. Aaron Judge is the early leader for the AL MVP, and Jordan Montgomery, Nestor Cortes, Jameson Taillon, Luis Severino, and Gerrit Cole each had a start of 7+ innings pitched and 1 or fewer earned runs. Taillon, Severino, and Cole combined to go 22 innings, while allowing just 5 hits and 1 earned run. When you are the best pitching team in the league and you have the best hitter in the league, you are going to win a lot of games. Oh yeah, and now they have Giancarlo Stanton back.

WNBA Team of the Week

The reigning champs had a great week this past week. The Chicago Sky are our WNBA Team of the Week after going 3-0, including a gutsy victory in a rematch of last year’s Finals with the Phoenix Mercury. The Sky have a combination of star power and depth that are truly impressive. They feature players that are each one of the best passers, defenders, and scorers in the league in Candace Parker, Courtney Vandersloot, and Kahleah Copper.

Editors’ note: One important thing to mention is Brittney Griner’s absence from the court this season. She has been classified as wrongfully detained and held for 109 days at the writing of this post. Bring Brittney home.