Jimmy Butler’s monster performance lifted the injured Heat over the Lakers in a shocking Game 3 NBA Finals victory, the Seattle Storm broke a WNBA Finals record and are now one win away from winning the title, and all kinds of wild things went down in the NFL on Sunday, but none crazier than the Browns vs. Cowboys game.
- Butler-- the drive, the runner. He banks it in! Oh, what a masterpiece from Jimmy Butler!
- And I think he's saying they're in trouble.
JARED QUAY: We'll get to football in a sec. But first, we got to talk about hoops in the bubble. The Heat were, again, without Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic for game 3 of the NBA Finals. Yet they managed to fend off a late Lakers comeback to keep those brooms in the closet.
- Layup up and in and the foul!
JARED QUAY: My man, Jimmy Buckets, led the way with a triple-double-- 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. But really, the biggest help to the Heat was Anthony Davis.
- Say what, now?
JARED QUAY: My man, AD, had more fouls than field goals in the first half and really never got his groove back. And then he couldn't even get a high five from his own teammate. Yo, y'all can't treat AD like Josh Hart. It's not fair.
Over in the wubble, the Seattle Storm are one win away from their fourth title.
- The storm is coming.
JARED QUAY: The Las Vegas Aces are in a 2-0 hole after the Storm shot 57% percent from the field, had five players score in double figures, and logged a finals record 33 assists.
JARED QUAY: After scoring just two points in game 1, Sue Bird finally remembered who she is, putting up 16 points and 10 assists. One more chance for that Aces to prove they should extend this series.
Sunday was a few games short of the normal NFL slate.
- Yes, due to COVID.
JARED QUAY: But the action we did see was--
- Pretty, pretty good.
JARED QUAY: Joe Burrow was looking like the number 1 overall pick and finally got his first victory.
- Just a perfect throw.
JARED QUAY: It was against the Jaguars, but still a win is a win. And the Bucs are now 3 and 1 after Tom Brady in Tampa came back from 17 points down.
- Touchdown, Tampa Bay!
JARED QUAY: But the game of the day was a wild one between the Browns and the Cowboys. Cleveland rushed for over 300 yards, and Odell Beckham came to life for trick-eration.
- Landry looking to throw it, going to gun it deep for Beckham. He's got it for the touchdown!
JARED QUAY: Dak Prescott passed for over 450 yards for the third straight game as Dallas nearly erased a 27-point fourth quarter deficit.
- --going for the corner. Lamb has got it!
- Extra point is blocked! It's blocked by Dallas.
JARED QUAY: We even saw a block PAT get turned into a two-point conversion.
- And it's picked up by Cleveland.
JARED QUAY: And I'm not talking about for the defense. This is weird. I've never seen that. But at the end of the day, this fantasy football bonanza came down to this. The last team on offense loses the game.
- And that time it is intercepted! Denzel Ward will wrap it up for Cleveland.
JARED QUAY: Cleveland is 3 and 1, and the Cowboys are 1 and 3. This is some Freaky Friday Trading Places-type of stuff going on. And while I think about this football inception thing, you just enjoy this play and figure out what's going on.
- Mayfield, on a fake, flipped to Beckham and he gets away. Now Beckham has room to run. Odell Beckham cuts back! Odell Beckham Jr all the way! Touchdown, Cleveland!