Westbrook has the better stats than Harden but the latter has led his team to the third-best record in the league. Westbrook has already clinched his triple-double average for the season - now posting 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game - and is also on track to lead the league in scoring.
Because without it, they would find themselves in a 3-0 series deficit, something that no team has ever been able to fully overcome to advance in a playoff series. CELTICS GUARD Isaiah Thomas said the days since his younger sister was killed in a auto crash have been the hardest of his life. That rubs off on all the other guys.
CLEVELAND - Never mind that the Cleveland Cavaliers almost blew another late double-digit lead in their 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers to go up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round series. The King's logged all 24 minutes thus far and scored just 10 points in that time. "It's hard to win playoff games like that". Cavs guard J.R. Smith did not return for the second half because of a left hamstring injury.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) " Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds as San Antonio beat Memphis to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. "I thought we came out kind of passive", coach Nate McMillan said. IN has seen George score 23.7 points per game. "We knew the importance of this game".
Wallsend cueman Wilson is making his Crucible debut after coming through the qualifying rounds in dazzling style, firing eight centuries over three matches including a 147 maximum break. "Maybe it is just because I am working a little bit harder". "I have tried being open and it gets me in trouble, and I have to be in the right frame of mind to at least have a chance here".
And according to Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport , the Hammers are set to make a shock move for Lazio boss Inzaghi as a potential replacement for Bilic in the summer. "It was in the 'papers that I had a row with Diaf, but no, there is no rift between us", he told the club's official website . Luckily they face a West Ham United side that is once again in crisis.
I'm nearly positive there was a time when division opponents home schedules alternated every season, but that's obviously not the case anymore. He read it off, and it has the 49ers hosting the Giants in Week 10 . In Week 9 and 10 they may have tough back to back games taking on the AFC's Kansas City Chiefs at home and then traveling to Atlanta to meet the Falcons the following week.
Irving put an exclamation point on the period by sinking a three-pointer over Indiana's Lance Stephenson, before trash-talking the famously loud-mouthed Pacers star. James scored 13 points in the third quarter to get the Cavs within 91-84. I have to wonder if we'll notice when the Cavs turn it on, or if this is what they are satisfied with.
Monaco , which reached the semifinals in 2004 on its way to the final, will join 2015 runner-up Juventus, defending champion Real Madrid and beaten finalist Atletico Madrid in Friday's tough draw. "It's only eight days after the awful attack so we shouldn't lend too much significance to the team's performance", added Tuchel, who was taking charge of Dortmund for the 100th time.
Edmonton picked up a 1-0 win over the Sharks in Game 3 to establish a 2-1 lead in the series. If there is any truth to the idea that momentum matters in an National Hockey League playoff series, we may just see it in Game 5 of this series, set for Thursday night back in Edmonton.
Turris then got the puck to Ryan, who tipped it past Tuukka Rask as the Senators overcame blowing a 3-0 lead to recapture home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series . Then, 42 seconds later, Ryan couldn't handle the puck in the own zone. But make no mistake, without Phaneuf's heroics the Sens were 20 minutes away from realizing the same fate as they did in Game 1 - taking the loss as a result of a comedy of mental errors .
At the time, Isco , who was one of the big signings for Real Madrid from Malaga, and among the Spanish media, had managed to overshadow the likes of Gareth Bale and Asier Illarramendi who had also arrived the same summer. "Of the three (injured), Lewandowski has the better chance of being fit to play", said Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti. "We're playing match-to-game".
The Chicago Bulls strolled into TD Garden Tuesday night, bullied the Celtics for four quarters, and walked out with a 2-0 series lead. Mirotic and Lopez had 10 points each in the half and Rondo nine assists. The Celtics fell to the Bulls, 106-102. "We knew their stuff, just like they knew ours. As a polished team we have to know when to take those shots and when not to".
It was the goal of a top class player, and led to a barrage of questions postmatch from local reporters who asked whether Zinedine Zidane had been unfair to leave the Spain global on the bench so often. Although Zidane's men had more than two-thirds of possession running in their favour at the interval, it was again the hosts who took the initiative after the restart as Vesga got on the scoresheet.
Monaco last met Juve in the quarter-finals of the 2014-15 season, where the Turin side ran out 1-0 aggregate winners. Atletico is seeking its first title. Real hold a clear advantage in European encounters, winning the two finals against Diego Simeone's side and have only tasted defeat once in seven games against their neighbours.
He also appeared in 72 regular season games, ultimately piloting the club to the Western Conference finals against the team he now plays for. The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant on Wednesday night, though, as the star forward will be sidelined with a left calf strain which he suffered in the second half of Game 1.
Cardell Hayes was facing 60 years behind bars for the shooting death of the ex-NFL star, but was granted a lesser sentence for manslaughter, NFL.com reported . Defense attorney Jay Daniel said Hayes truly believes he was in danger when he shot Smith during an argument over traffic previous year. They were among a group of friends in several cars.
Twitter user @oibanji posted a short clip which showed Mourinho questioning the chant with a quizzical look on his face. They are unbeaten in their last 21 league games but Mourinho's side, who moved above Arsenal into fifth place, are still four points behind Manchester City with a game in hand.
Williams offered up a side profile shot of herself in a yellow swimsuit with a caption that read "20 weeks" in a Snapchat posting that disappeared quickly. James Pivarnik, a kinesiology professor at Michigan State University, said her muscular build could overcome some of the changes that usually impair performance.
But despite Bottas moving aside for a second time, a charging Hamilton ran out of laps to catch his championship rival. Despite twice being let through by team-mate Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton was unable to chase down Vettel and had to settle for second, finishing 6.6 seconds behind the Ferrari driver.
This will be three years later than scheduled because of corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russian Federation and Qatar. Starting with the quarterfinal round, all games would be held in the U.S., according to Sunil Gulati , the U.S. Soccer Federation president, though no venues have been chosen yet.
Undeterred, Ottawa put itself on the board at 7:15 in the first off of a fantastic feed from captain Erik Karlsson. McAvoy played a lot of minutes, played very well, but also showed plenty of rookie mistakes that can and should be ironed out by Monday night.
Ronaldo reached 50 goals in April 2013 after 96 matches that was despite only scoring once in his first 32 European appearances for Sporting CP and United. But the reality of this Real Madrid team is that they've always been about seizing the moment more than dominating games. Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena early in the second half, then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first leg.
Sky Sports are among those reporting that Tianjin Quanjian are hopeful of concluding a deal to sign Costa, who appeared to be keen to seal a move to China during last January's transfer window. Their asking price for Big Rom may be outrageous as well (like £100m outrageous), but if we can finance most of that with Costa's fee, it suddenly looks a lot less outrageous.
It is their experience that will be leaned upon as the Blueshirts try to break their Garden malady, which entered Tuesday at a franchise postseason worst six-game losing streak. But the Wild realize they're better off continuing to use their speed, depth and faceoff dominance toward the scoring chances that were in abundance over the first two games only to be thwarted by goalie Jake Allen.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez (right) and Alex Sandro of Juventus battle for the ball during their Champions League quarter-final, second leg match. Radamel Falcao has warned Monaco can not actually afford to take qualification for granted when they confront Borussia Dortmund in the next leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
The team from the Mediterranean principality were too good for their German opponents in Wednesday's (Thursday in Manila) quarterfinals second leg, winning 3-1 at the Stade Louis II to advance 6-3 on aggregate. "Of the five goals I've scored in this competition my favourite was my second goal in the first leg against Dortmund". Titleholders Real Madrid , last year's runners-up Atletico Madrid or Juventus await in the semi-finals but Monaco will not abandon their style according to ...
Atletico Madrid rested Antoine Griezmann ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match at Leicester, when it will defend a 1-0 first-leg victory. "I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in", Zidane said.
Vincent Kompany is undoubtedly one of the greatest defenders in recent Premier League history, but unfortunately for Manchester City, he's rarely been available when they've needed him over the past few seasons. "It's a disappointment because we can do better, we can create better opportunities". "Look at Chelsea and Tottenham, and how few points they have dropped at home".
Gobert was setting a screen when Mbah a Moute ran around him in pursuit of Gordon Hayward. It could be the one thing the Clippers can hang on to, and avoid another first round playoff exit. The Jazz now have the lead in their first-round series versus the Clippers. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 27 points, and Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Barcelona will be without Neymar, who was suspended three games after sarcastically applauding an assistant referee in the loss to Malaga in the league two weeks ago. A win on Sunday will see Madrid move six points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand over Barcelona . Fans of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona can now use a series of bespoke hashtags ahead of the game that will automatically bring up icons that can be used in pre-game tweets.
Lionel Messi missed a string of opportunities as just one of their shots registered on target. Keane went on to praise Juve's outstanding defence, which is yet to concede a goal from open play in the competition this year. "We tried with all our might, but we couldn't find the route to goal", said Barca coach Luis Enrique. "So, sadly, I will remember it for a long time".
As the final seconds slipped away on Wednesday night, flags waved all around Camp Nou and the Barcelona fans sang. "I'm very happy with what the guys are doing", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "We created a lot of chances but couldn't get the shots on target", said Luis Enrique, who made his final Champions League appearance with Barcelona before leaving the club at the end of the season.
After losing the two previous games, NY bounced back with a 2-1 win in Game 4. The teams face off again Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The Rangers got on the score-sheet first after Jesper Fast scored his first playoff goal in the opening period.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder and just last week was acquitted in two other killings before he hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to his cell window at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, at approximately 3:05 a.m.