Last season, Harden felt he needed to do more for a team that slipped into the postseason as the No. 8 seed with a 41-41 record. While it's begun to look like Westbrook has taken over the MVP pole position, James Harden has had an unprecedented season of his own.
Thomas agreed he is just about impossible to defend, saying "not one man can guard me". With the United Center crowd roaring after the hometown Bulls came all the way back from a 20-point hole to take their only lead, the Celtics' NBA MVP candidate took over the game in a way only he can.
In Milwaukee, the Raptors used a 9-0 surge late in the fourth quarter at Milwaukee's Bradley Center arena to win the first-round Eastern Conference series, eliminating the Bucks in six games. He had 34 points. Giannis was fantastic for the Bucks as usual, but you could see he was visibly exhausted after leading the Bucks on their massive comeback.
Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 overnight. Following her win over Makarova, Sharapova was asked about what she thought about Bouchard's comments and she said: "I don't have anything to say - I am way above that".
Sens netminder Craig Anderson posted sparkling numbers in run the first round, finishing the series against Boston with a 1.94 goals-against average and a.921 save percentage. NOTES: Senators LW Tom Pyatt is nearly ready to return from an injury he suffered in the Bruins series. Ottawa won Game 1, 2-1 , thanks to Erik Karlsson's game-winning goal from a seemingly impossible angle (seriously, he scored from the corner).
In the series, Porter had attempted only 11 shots from the 3-point arc, one fewer than Morris, and shot 43.3 percent from the field. We missed a couple of rebounds , we missed a couple of layups/shots. The Wizards won't dare to force pocket passes to him on screen-and-roll plays and neither can they possibly depend on him to post up the chiseled Dwight Howard .
When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal's missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period.
The Celtics didn't play anywhere near their potential in the first two games at home, and it looked as if the occasion got to them. Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The veteran struggled throughout the night, hitting on only 1-of-10 shot attempts. "Hey, every night is a huge, huge challenge for Avery because he's guarding the best players in the league, and certainly when you're talking about Butler and Wade, that's as good as it gets when you're talking about wing scorers".
You would have to go back to the 1970s to find a time when City were indisputably Manchester's leading club. "Maybe he is not a No. 9 anymore, but he will never, with me, be a No. Nevertheless, given that Pep Guardiola's side began the season with 10 straight wins, the way it has ended must be stained with disappointment. A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday's derby at the Etihad maintained City's one-point advantage over Jose Mourinho's side in the race for a top-four finish and ...
Obviously, he had some issues early in his career. Caldwell said the Jaguars did extensive investigation into Westbrook's background. The Cameron, Texas, native set the single season program record with 17 receiving touchdowns his senior year.
The Falcons used the 11th pick of the round, No. 75 overall, to take Riley, the former John Curtis Patriot. That's how I'm playing the field, never give up. McKinley grew up in the tough neighborhood of Richmond, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Riley only started one year at LSU, but he was highly productive and according to many reports called the defense for the Tigers despite his lack of experience.
My view and focus is to try to win every game and try to win the Premier League. Still, the former England global is a big fan of the way Mauricio Pochettino has them set up, and feels they're ahead of Chelsea in terms of defensive strength when they lose possession.
Quickfire goals from Chris Porter and Macauley Bonne earned the points for the visitors after Sandro Semedo's brilliant goal cancelled out Tarique Fosu's opener. Efforts were made to restart the game, while Colchester tweeted that the match had been announced as abandoned over the Tannoy system at 5:48pm - over an hour after the game was originally due to finish.
Then, with Werenski flat on the ice bleeding profusely from the wound on his face, Rust tied the score at 13:25. For instance, even though they should have spent the third period trying to protect a two-goal lead, Columbus was more than happy to trade chances with Mike Sullivan's squad.
Alex Ovechkin , Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. Through the first two games of the series, which both also went to overtime, the Capitals weren't getting much production from their star core.
Hopefully Mourinho's mind games are in full swing and Pogba secretly snuck into the Lowry through the back door and is fit to play City but I'm not holding my breath. "I trust the boys and we go with everything we have and we go until the last second of the season". "I am optimistic. I am so proud of my players, what we are doing and even how we played the last game at Wembley.
Less than 24 hours after beating Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her highly anticipated first match, Sharapova said she "felt I settled down a little bit". Halep crushed past Anna Sevastova 6-3, 6-1. The Russian, a three-time champion in Stuttgart, broke Mladenovic again at the start of the second set and looked to be cruising to victory as she took a 2-0 lead, attacking her opponent's second serve.
The Bears dealt the 36th pick of the draft and their seventh-round pick for the Cardinals' second-round pick. Garoppolo had been at the center of numerous trade rumors this offseason, and the Browns were repeatedly mentioned as a possible destination.
DeMar DeRozan delivered 32 points as the Toronto Raptors rebounded after blowing a 25-point second half lead to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 to reach the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. 19 is definitely going to go down". In the fourth quarter, the Spurs relied on their experience and poise. "So, happy to go back home with a win and win the series".
Senators 3, Bruins 2 • Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime and Ottawa beat host Boston to win its first-round playoff series in six games. As immensely promising as the performance of the rookies was this season (and to think they're only getting better ), the Leafs can't assume everything will fall in place so nicely next season if they just leave the roster to sit and develop.
So she's like, 'I want people to start calling you Mitchell.' So I said something yesterday and now people are blowing it out of proportion. It traded the No. But there's been a few good, deep drafts in the last several years that have failed to produce any long-term players for the Bears. Buffalo's trade-down would seem to entrench the belief that the team is in full rebuild mode under first-year head coach Sean McDermott.
Red Bull continued to struggle to switch on the ultra-soft tyre, the softest compound in Pirelli's range of tyres this weekend. I think we've been targeting the same things and I think now the team has really understood the point on the auto to work on, to focus on and that's why now they're bringing this update for Barcelona and that's as soon as it can come.
But Vettel said: "I think Mercedes will be fine". "We will work hard this evening to see if we can pick up some time". "It's painful", said Hamilton, talking about his realization that just a fraction of a second may have been so costly in that race.
Second-placed Raikkonen said he was "happier than the previous qualifyings", despite missing out by a whisker on what would have been his first pole for nine years. "Tomorrow it's a different story, it's going to be a long race and, again, it's hard to predict but I think it's going to be close". Following his struggles on Friday, it was a fillip for Mercedes to see him record 1:34.828, one-tenth faster than Vettel, although the times were all slower than Friday.
In Ottawa's first power-play, Lundqvist was simply brilliant, turning away point-blank opportunities by Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone . Lundqvist had a tremendous series against Montreal, as he posted a 1.70 goals against average (GAA), as well as a.947 save percentage.
So I think Mr. Van Gaal left a good group of boys here with very good relations between them, and I've got that in my hands. "They miss this extra bit that brings resilience, brings you fight", he said . Real Madrid know landing De Gea would require them to pay a huge transfer fee, most likely in the range of £59-63 million. Jose Mourinho's United adopted a counter-attacking approach, happy to have players behind the ball but City were unable to make the breakthrough, despite dictating the ...
No surprise at the top of the National Football League draft: Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett was the first choice by the Cleveland Browns. Garrett stayed close to home in Texas, and he promised Cleveland fans "great things are coming".
Cishek was scheduled to pitch again Thursday for after working a one-two-three inning Wednesday in a rehab appearance for Double-A Arkansas in a 6-5 loss at Tulsa (Dodgers) in 10 innings. The only blip on the radar screen for Paxton was his previous outing, when he allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings to Oakland. He stuck out five and walked two.
John Wall had a playoff career-high 42 points as the Wizards won the best-of-seven series 4-2. If the rest of the series is any indication, the Hawks are going to stave off elimination for at least one more night. Isaiah Canaan scored nine points, Michael Carter-Williams added eight points off the bench and Paul Zipser had seven. After his big block on Schroder, Wall somehow got one to fall as he slammed into Millsap, further silencing a crowd that was in a frenzy with the home team ...
So the new players when they arrive will find a group more ready to go for big things. While United are now unbeaten in 24 Premier League games, equalling the club record, the Etihad Stadium stalemate means City retain the upper hand in the push for a top-four finish.
The Blazers looking for their win at their home tonight against Warriors. That's at least how Blazers coach Terry Stotts sees it. The Warriors were cautious with Durant, who played well but only logged 20 minutes of time on the court. They were expected to take the next step after a 44-38 record during the 2015-16 season. He had 32 points and 10 rebounds in Golden State's 121-109 victory, but said his calf tightened up on him afterward.
Sharapova will now meet Kristina Mladenovic who was a victor over Carla Suarez-Navarro. But she is yet to drop a set in Germany and will earn an automatic place in qualifying at the French Open if she reaches the final in Stuttgart .
Nadal's next target will be his home event in Barcelona, where he owns nine titles. Nadal thus became the first man in the Open Era to win any tournament as many as 10 times. Nadal is now on an awesome 63-4 score in Monte Carlo and this was his 29th Masters 1000 crown, closing on Novak Djokovic who is on 30. In the first set, Nadal lost the support of much of the public as the chair umpire missed a ball mark and awarded a point to Nadal midway through, denying the frustrated Goffin a ...
The former Auburn defensive tackle had been selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 93rd overall pick. He is 6 foot four, weighs 304 pounds, and a year ago recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks for the Auburn Tigers and was named to the All-SEC first team, and All-American Second Team.
According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell , Butt started collecting on the policy when he wasn't taken by the middle of the third round Friday, and he enters the fourth round Saturday having earned $150,000 thus far. With the $543,000 of tax-free insurance money equated to about $900,000 that is taxed, that means the Orange Bowl injury cost Butt around $2.8 million.