June 2nd Report

KBND Sports 

Mike Thomas

NBA: Finals Game 1 - Denver looked well rested and showed no signs of rust in routing the Heat last night. Miami may have been exhausted from the 7 game series against Boston…and struggling at elevation.  The Nuggets won by 11 but it really wasn’t that close. Nikola Jokic joins Jason Kidd as the only other player to ever have a triple-double in his Finals debut. Game 2 is Sunday at 5.

Miami’s hockey team is in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights are favored over the Panthers. Vegas has home ice advantage in the 7 game series against Florida. Game 1 puck drops at 5 Saturday


The Giants welcome Adley Rutschman and the Baltimore Orioles for a 3 game series starting tonight at 7:15.

The Mariners are in Texas to face the Rangers tonight at 5 to begin an 8 game road trip. Yesterday Seattle called up Mike Ford from Tacoma for his 3rd go around with the Ms. Taylor Trammell was optioned back to the AAA squad.

College Baseball:

All American shortstop Drew Cowley and The Oregon Ducks play Xavier in the NCAA tournament Nashville Regional this morning at 10. 

Vanderbilt is the host number one seed. The U of O is seeded 2nd.

Number 2 seed Oregon State and their All American Second Baseman Travis Bazzana take on 3 seed Sam Houston in the Baton Rouge regional where LSU is the number one seed. 

The Beavers’ First Pitch against the Bearkats is at 5 today. 


The Portland Timbers are right at the playoff cut line sitting at 9th in the MLS Western Conference with a big Cascadia Cup Match against Seattle Saturday at 1:30 in Portland.

The 2nd place Portland Thorns play 3rd place OL Reign in an important match for the top of the NWSL Standings Saturday at 5.


The Bend Elks season begins tonight at Vince Genna Stadium with a three game series against Wenatchee. This season the West Coast League Umpires will manage a 20-second “action clock”. There’s also a two-minute time limit between innings. The new Pace of Play rules are what NCAA baseball uses. Elks against Applesox First Pitch is at 6:35.

The Oregon High Desert Storm indoor football team plays the Idaho Warhawks Saturday at 7 at the Deschutes County Expo Center.

The long-running local favorite Dirty Half Marathon is Saturday in Bend.


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