Our NBA Team of the Week is the Golden State Warriors. After losing their first game of the week, they evened up the NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics at two games each with a win in Boston. In a 1-1 week, advantage always goes to the team that stole a road game. With Boston taking Game 1 in San Francisco, it was important for the Dubs to take one back on the road and maintain home court advantage for the series.
This should come as no surprise. The Tampa Bay Lightning are our NHL Team of the Week after going 3-0 against the New York Rangers and forcing their way into the Stanley Cup Final. They meet the Colorado Avalanche, who also finished off their Conference Final in the past week, in which they finished off a sweep of the Edmonton Oilers. The Avs will open as a favorite, but do not underestimate the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Lightning.
The Atlanta Braves are our MLB Team of the Week after going 6-0 and building up an 11 game winning streak. Buoyed by surging pitching, a dynamic young outfield, and one of the surprises of the year in Dansby Swanson, the Braves are looking a lot more like the 2021 World Series Champions than they did this time two weeks ago. They are the team to watch right now as they chase the New York Mets for the NL East title. With another classic Alex Anthopoulos trade deadline, they might just get there.
The Seattle Storm are our WNBA Team of the Week! They went 3-0 last week, beating the Atlanta Dream before sweeping a two game road set against the Dallas Wings. The Storm are second in the Western Conference and are on the rise after another great week.
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 116 days at the writing of this post. Bring Brittney home.