Nationals Win World Series For First Time In Franchise History, Curry Breaks Hand, Embiid & Karl-Anthony Towns Ejected, Harden 59 Pts
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Washington Nationals became World Series Champions for the first time in franchise history. With a 6-2 game 7 victory over the Houston Astros, the Nationals clinched the title and astounded their fans. Back in May, the Nationals were 19-31 and didn't look like they'd even reach the postseason, but they went on a 74-38 run to reach the playoffs. And if that display of grit wasn't historic enough, the Nationals recorded another milestone moment by becoming the only team in 114 years to win the Championship title without winning at least one home game during the series. Congrats Washington Nationals!
The Golden State Warriors suffered a devastating blow on Wednesday night when superstar Steph Curry broke his left hand in a blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors are already playing without an injured Klay Thompson and Kevin Looney, so the prospects for the five-time NBA champs look bleak.
The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns were ejected for fighting during the 3rd quarter of the game on Wednesday night. These two men have had a history of trash-talking each other. The Sixers beat the Timberwolves 117-95 for their fourth consecutive win of the season.
James Harden scored 59 points for the Houston Rockets (his 9th career game with 55 points and the second-most in history behind Wilt Chamberlain). The Rockets edged out the Washington Wizards 159-158 (recording the most points scored in an NBA regulation loss).