The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 13, 2019

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Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 5 (Outkick) As we sat down to watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season eight, I couldn’t help but wonder, could this be it for one, or both, of the two most famous mothers on this show — Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister?

‘This One Hurts’: Rockets Despair After Warriors Eliminate Them From Playoffs (New York Times) Steph Curry, after failing to score in the first half, erupted for 33 points in the second half of the Warriors’ 118-113 win over the Rockets.

The Grand Spectacle Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Overtakes Everything Else (The Ringer) Still full of frustrating, late-era character moments, Sunday night’s “The Bells” was an example of how this show can flex like no other.

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Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 Buzzer-beater Did More Than Just Save The Raptors — It Altered The NBA’s Future (Yahoo! Sports) Kawhi Leonard and his teammates watched the ball bounce around the rim before falling through as time expired Sunday in Game 7.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Believe They Found Aaron Rodgers In His Brief Cameo Appearance (For the Win) The second-to-last episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday night on HBO and it apparently included a brief cameo by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, we believe.

Sports Betting Comes To More And More States — And Mobile Is Key (Yahoo! Finance) More and more states are on board with the idea and, increasingly, the future of sports betting appears likely to occur more on smartphones than at casinos and tracks.

Canes Eat ‘Poop Sandwich’ After Bruins Thumping (ESPN) “You come out, and sometimes you gotta eat a poop sandwich. It doesn’t taste good,” said Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams.

Swatting Attacks Increase Security Concerns Across Silicon Valley (Wall Street Journal) Facebook last year spent nearly $20 million to protect Mark Zuckerberg and his family, based on publicly disclosed numbers.

Batters Are Getting Plunked At Historic Rates. But Why? (538) The current rate of 0.41 batters hit by a pitch per team game is the highest since 1900.

Cases Of Disease That Can Be Transferred From Dog To Human Confirmed In Iowa (Des Moines Register) Whether you love it or hate it, your dog probably loves licking you. But does kissing your pet on the mouth mean risking your health?

Welcome To The World Of Competitive, Intercollegiate Meat Judging (SI) What exactly is the high-steaks world of competitive meat judging? Think college football in a cooler.