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Weekend TV Six-Pack – Raptors-Warriors Meet In Game 5 Of NBA Finals, French Open Tennis, Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup And More

Recap All The Top Games You May Have Missed Over The Weekend Mysteries of the NBA universe will be explained on Friday night when the Toronto Raptors meet the...

Recap All The Top Games You May Have Missed Over The Weekend

Mysteries of the NBA universe will be explained on Friday night when the Toronto Raptors meet the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals (9 p.m. ET, ABC) on Friday night. Perhaps we will get a look at a Warriors team with key bodies coming available and see if this team can win a third straight championship.

The Raptors lead 2-1 in this best-of-seven series currently being played in Oakland.

The Raptors won 123-109 in Game 3, but the Warriors were without Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney. Durant and Thompson could be available for Game 3, even as skeptics wonder how the Warriors, with their depth and talent, could ever be considered “undermanned.”

In its quest to make the Finals last longer than The Hundred Years War, the NBA has scheduled Game 5 for Monday.

The French Open concludes this weekend, and your heiner needs to be in the recliner way early for these matches from Paris. The women’s final is on Saturday at 9 a.m., with the men’s to be decided on Sunday at 9 a.m., with NBC doing the honors.

We’d be all over the Belmont Stakes in most years, but the Triple Crown was never even in play after the fiasco of the Kentucky Derby with the horse that finished first being placed last for interference during the race. NBC’s coverage on Saturday from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. (don’t ask), begins at 4 p.m. Post time is 6:48 p.m.

The Stanley Cup could belong to the St. Louis Blues with a win at home on Sunday night (8 p.m., NBC). The Blues, who have never won the NHL championship, lead the series 3-2.

The NASCAR circuit moves to Michigan for the Firekeepers Casino 400 (don’t ask) on Sunday. FS1 shows lap after lap after lap beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Golf is also enjoying the milder northern climate, but doing so in Ontario, Canada, at the RBC Canadian Open. CBS picks up the coverage of the third round on Saturday at 3 p.m. and takes us through the final round on Sunday at 2 p.m.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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