Not many saw this coming. The Oklahoma City Thunder takes a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals after a dominating 118-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Russell Westbrook had a triple double with 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and Kevin Durant added 26 more points and 11 boards of his own.
New stadiums are paying off. The NFL awarded the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles respectively. Each of those cities is in the early stages of building state of the art stadiums for their teams. The 2017 Super Bowl will be in Houston and it will be at least a decade before Dallas is eligible again.