Throughout the NBA and NHL playoffs, we'll keep tabs of our favorite local players as they try and win a championship!
- Klay Thompson had a quiet game only scoring 10 points in game 3, but he didn't have to add too much to the offense as Kevin Durant was on fire. The Slim Reaper dropped 43 points to lead Golden State to the 110-102 win. The Warriors are one win away from earning their third title in four years.
- Klay Thompson logged his 100th consecutive postseason game despite nursing an injury from game one. Thompson dropped 20 points against the Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. The Warriors now lead the series 2-0 after the 122-103 victory. Thompson also joins elite company as he is the 6th player in NBA history to record 300 or more postseason 3-pointer's. Game 3 in Cleveland is on Wednesday.
- Wow. What a start to the NBA Finals! Former Coug Klay Thompson got injured to start the contest, but ended up returning and scoring 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Thompson was clutch near the end of the game, but was nowhere near the headlines as JR Smith's late rebound in regulation mixed with Lebron's 51 points in a loss are the most discussed topics. Cleveland will, somehow, need to reset and get back to it on Sunday for Game 2.
- When it comes to a Game 6 scenario with Golden State's life on the line, Klay Thompson seems to always step up. The former Coug dropped 35 points on Saturday night dropping nine 3's in the 115-86 win. Golden State actually trailed by 10 points at halftime, but outscored the Rockets 64-25 in the second half to push this series to a Game 7 on Monday at 6 p.m.
- Klay Thompson and the Warriors completely throttled Houston in Game 3 beating the Rockets 126-85. Thompson only scored 13 points in the game, but he didn't need to contribute much with Stephen Curry dropping 35 in the contest. Golden State now leads the series 2-1.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals. The team beats Washington 3-2 and now leads the series 3-2. Tyler Johnson did not record a point in the game.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally on the board after beating up on Boston, 116-86. Aron Baynes scored 7 points with 6 rebounds in the loss. His Celtics still lead the series, though, 2-1.
- Aron Baynes and the Boston Celtics continue to stay hot throttling Cleveland in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston took down Lebron James and Co. 108-83. Baynes scored four points with eight rebounds in 25 minutes of action.
- Tyler Johnson and the Tampa bay Lightning are in big trouble after losing game two of the Eastern Conference Finals, 6-2. Washington now leads the series 2-0 and heads back home. Johnson only had one shot on net in less than 15 minutes of ice time.
- For the first time since game 2 against New Jersey, Tyler Johnson finds the back of the net once again as his Lightning win game 2 against Boston, 4-2. This is Johnson's third goal of the postseason and Tampa Bay has tied the series at 1-1.
- The Boston Celtics were on fire in game one against Philadelphia, Monday night. WSU product Aron Baynes scored six points and hauled in six rebounds as Boston wins 117-101 and leads the series, 1-0.
- For the fourth consecutive game, Domas Sabonis reached double-digit points as he scored 10 points and added five rebounds in game seven against Cleveland, but Lebron James as the Cavs are sending Indiana home after the 105-101 win. Sabonis averaged 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in the playoffs.
- Klay Thompson continues to cause serious damage in the 2018 playoffs as he drops a team-high 27 points in game one against New Orleans. Golden State begins the second round of action with a dominating 123-101 win. Steph Curry is still not playing for the Warriors.
- Aron Baynes and his Boston Celtics are moving on to the second round after taking down Milwaukee in game seven, Saturday night. Baynes scored eight points with seven rebounds in 15 minutes of aciton.
- Tyler Johnson and his Tampa Bay Lightning got roughed up in game one of the second round against Boston as the home team loses 6-2.
- Domas Sabonis put up 22 points off the bench for the Pacers in game 5 against the Cavs. The former Zag hit a 15-footer in the final minute to tie the game. LeBron James answered with a buzzer-beating three-pointer to top Indiana 98-95.
- Klay Thompson paced the Warriors for much of the night, helping Golden State close out the Spurs in game 5. The former Coug only hit one three pointer, but went 11-for-22 from the floor and finished with 24 points in their 99-91 victory.
- Kelly Olynyk was Miami's best player on a night where the Sixers knocked off the Heat. The former Zag finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals - all team highs. Philly ended the series in five games, beating Olynyk's Heat 104-91.
- Domas Sabonis had his best postseason performance on Sunday scoring 19 points with six rebounds in game 4 against the Cavaliers. Despite Sabonis' stellar effort, the Pacers lose 104-100 and Cleveland evens the series at 2-2.
- For the first time all series, Klay Thompson had a bad game as he only logged 12 points on 4-of-16 shooting. Thompson and the Warriors suffer their first loss of the series in San Antonio, 103-90, but Golden State still leads the series 3-1.
- Aron Baynes scored nine points with 11 rebounds in 19 minutes of action against Milwaukee in game 4, but the Bucks edge Boston 104-102 to even the series at 2-2.
- Former Zag and Spokane native David Stockton receives a huge ovation from the Utah crowd as he enters game 3 in the final minute. The Jazz beat Oklahoma City, 115-102, and lead the series 2-1.
- After earning the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, Zach Collins and the Trail Blazers are heading home early after New Orleans sweeps Portland, 4-0, in the series. Collins scored 2 points in his final playoff game of 2018 and got into a shoving match with Pelicans forward Rajon Rondo:
- Tyler Johnson cooled off after a hot start to Tampa Bay's series against New Jersey, but the Lightning are marching on to the next round after winning the series, 4-1.
- Indiana is pushing Cleveland as the Pacers take a 2-1 series lead. Domas Sabonis scored 7 points in 92-90 victory.
- Former Coug Aron Baynes dropped *two* three-pointer's against Milwaukee in game 3, which is very uncharacteristic of him. Baynes scored 8 points and recorded 8 rebounds in the 116-92 loss against the Bucks. The Celtics still lead 2-1 in the series, though.
- Klay Thompson had a business-like night in Game 3 against the Spurs. The former Coug put up 19 points, including 3-for-6 shooting from deep. The Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 to take a 3-0 series lead.
- Zach Collins made an impact off the bench for the Blazers. The former Zag put up seven points in the first half, and finished with 12 to go with five rebounds. Collins went 5-for-11 from the floor with two three-pointers. But the Blazers dropped Game 2 to the Pelicans 111-102. New Orleans now has a 2-0 series lead.
- After dropping 27 points in game one against San Antonio in game one, Klay Thompson continued to torment the Spurs in game two scoring 31 points in the 116-101 win. The 31 points are the most points he has scored in a playoff game since game five of the 2016 NBA Finals. Warriors lead the series 2-0.
- Kelly Olynyk did a little bit of everything in Miami's upset win against Philadelphia. Olynyk scored 11 points with 6 assists and 5 rebounds in the 113-103 victory. Miami ties up the series at 1-1.
- Former Zag Domas Sabonis recorded 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the upset win against Cleveland. The Pacers beat the Cavaliers 98-80 to go up 1-0 in the series.
- Former Coug Aron Baynes did not record a point in Boston's game one win against Milwaukee.
- Former Spokane Chiefs star Jared Spurgeon recorded an assist in Minnesota's 6-2 win against Edmonton. The Wild still trail in the series 2-1.
- Tyler Johnson does it again! Johnson scores in game 2 against New Jersey as the Lightning win 5-3 and move to 2-0 in the series. Johnson now has 45 career points in 49 playoff games.
- Former Coug Klay Thompson plays his 82nd career playoff game and does so in grand fashion against San Antonio at home. Thompson drops a game-high 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting. His Warriors win 113-92 as the team is still playing without Steph Curry.
- Former Zag Kelly Olynyk put together one of his best playoff performances in his first postseason game with the Miami Heat. The 76ers had no answers for the former All-American as Olynyk scores 26 points with 7 rebounds.The Heat would still lose big, 130-103, to lose the first game of the series in Philadelphia.
- Former Zag and NBA rookie Zach Collins played in his first-ever playoff game. He looked comfortable out there scoring 8 points in 22 minutes. His Trail Blazers were upset in the Moda Center, 97-95, by New Orleans.
- Former Chiefs great and Central Valley product Tyler Johnson scores his 22nd career playoff goal as the Lightning beat the Devils 5-2.