Memorial Day weekends are made for throwing some burgers on the grill, sitting back and indulging in sports. To that end, we put together this handy Memorial Day weekend sports TV guide, covering everything from NBA and NHL playoff action to mixed martial arts (MMA) action and NASCAR. Enjoy your sports!
Friday, May 22
Game 4 New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning, 8 p.m. EDT, NBCSN
Down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, can Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers make a stand on the road and knot the series up at 2-2? We'll find out Friday night. Drop the puck!
Game 2 Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks, 8:30 p.m. EDT, TNT
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers already stole homecourt advantage from the Atlanta Hawks. Going up 2-0 in the series and heading back to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 would put the NBA Finals in sniffing distance for King James' Cavs.
Saturday, May 23
Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale, 4:30 p.m. EDT, NBC
Flint, Michigan's own Andre Dirrell faces the U.K.'s James DeGale for the vacant super middleweight title as part of NBC's continued push to put the national spotlight on boxing.
Game 4 Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. EDT, NBC
Trailing 2-1 in the series, it will be interesting to see if the Chicago Blackhawks can dig back into the series and possibly get back to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they won in 2013.
Game 3 Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, 9 p.m. EDT, ESPN
Stephen Curry is definitely feeling it — averaging 33.5 points through two games, with the Golden State Warriors owning a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. If Curry can will the Warriors to victory over the Rockets for Game 3 in Houston, it will essentially drop the hammer on H-Town's chances and bring Golden State one step closer to an NBA Finals' berth.
UFC 187, 10 p.m. EDT, Pay Per View
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier
Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Johnson was supposed to challenge Jon Jones, but personal issues with Jones led to him giving up his lightheavyweight title. That paved the way for Johnson to knuckle up with Daniel Cormier in the octagon this Saturday night. By all means, Cormier is no slouch. The Vitor Belfort-Chris Weidman middleweight bout should be solid, too.
Sunday, May 24
Coca-Cola 600: Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte, 6 p.m. EDT, FOX
Gentlemen... start your engines! Who do you like to cross the checkered flag this weekend?
Game 5 Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers, 8 p.m. EDT, NBCSN
The Rangers and Lightning continue to skate — this time, back at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers will be trying to get back to their second straight Stanley Cup Finals.
Game 3 Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m. EDT, TNT
Can the Atlanta Hawks make a stand — and make this a series? Doing so will mean winning at least one game in Cleveland.
Monday, May 25
Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks, 9 p.m. EDT, NBCSN
Will this be a pivotal Game 5 — or will the Ducks be pushing the Blackhawks to the brink of elimination?
Game 4 Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, 9 p.m. EDT, ESPN
Watching MVP Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden on Memorial Day? There isn't much to not like about that!