The Carolina Panthers continue with OTAs (organized team activities) on their practice fields outside Bank of America Stadium (closed to the public). These are the fourth, fifth and sixth of 10 scheduled workouts before the Panthers take the rest of the summer off until training camp in Spartanburg.
The NBA Finals begin between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers (9 p.m., ABC, WSOC-TV). Drawing much of the attention will be Charlotte’s own Stephen Curry (Charlotte Christian, Davidson), the league’s most valuable player.
The Charlotte Hounds conclude a three-game Major League Lacrosse homestand against the Ohio Machine at Memorial Stadium. The Hounds had lost four straight heading into Saturday’s game against the New York Lizards. Tickets: www.charlottehounds.com/tickets.
The Charlotte Knights and Norfolk Tides have been at the top of the International League South’s standings most of the season. They face off for three key games at BB&T BallPark. Promotions are Boy Scout Sleepover Night and fireworks (Friday), Pet Owner Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and kids (12 and younger) run the bases postgame (Sunday). Tickets: 704-274-8300.
Providence (4A) and Marvin Ridge (3A) get shots at N.C. high school baseball championships, with best-of-three series beginning Friday and continuing Saturday if necessary at either N.C. State or Zebulon’s Five County Stadium. The Panthers (29-3) will face Raleigh Millbrook (20-10). Marvin Ridge (27-5), led by pitcher and Gatorade state player of the year Max Wotell, goes against Pikeville’s C.B. Aycock (23-4).