The long, three-day weekend is over and you undoubtedly did your patriotic duty by watching plenty of sports and cooking out on Memorial Day before being soothed to sleep minutes after the San Antonio Spurs game started.
That’s just the nightcap; there was plenty of other stuff going on, too.
Two of the WNBA’s newest stars faced off in each player’s season opener. And what an opener it was. Brittney Griner dunked twice — good for a tie with Candace Parker for the all-time league lead in that category. But Elena Delle Donne stole the show with a 22-point night as her Chicago Sky throttled Griner’s Phoenx Mercury, 102-80.
Oh, and that second Griner dunk? Yowza!
Over in the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks evened up their series — on the road, no less — with the Detroit Red Wings to set up a Game 7 for the ages.
In baseball, MLB teams across the country honored soldiers for Memorial Day, then Keith Hernandez went and offended them with a dumb statement during the Mets broadcast.
Meanwhile, here were some of the other stories buzzing out there in the sports world that you might have missed: