To be fair, that was the case even before the Lakers had secured the No. 2 pick, so carry on! The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another incredible basketball springtime in Boston , capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago.
They opened 10-0 last season en route to their first National Basketball Association title. James scored 25 in a flawless first half, and the Celtics made just enough shots to force him to continue mauling them on both ends of the floor in the second.
BOSTON (AP) - Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they've sat idly this time of year while LeBron James , Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for National Basketball Association championships. Beal said after the loss. Olynyk scored 26 points and shot 10-of-14 to help the Celtics beat the Wizards on Monday. John Wall and Jae Crowder got into it after a January game in Boston which very nearly led to a brawl.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. In a humorous attempt to turn things around, fans started blaming Kyle Lowry's turtle neck and poor fashion choices on the loss.
Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions from his Liverpool players that Sunday's clash with Middlesbrough should be approached as a "cup final". The Gunners' sixth victory in their last seven games leaves them in fifth place, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three adrift of third-placed Manchester City.
In order for this to happen, Arsène Wenger's side would have to draw with poor travellers Everton at the Emirates and Jürgen Klopp's men lose by two goals to an impotent, already-relegated Middlesbrough. United now need to beat Ajax in Stockholm to secure Champions League football for 2017-18, but Mourinho has stressed he did not gamble by throwing in the towel domestically.
The Celtics owned the pick by virtue of a 2013 trade with the Nets, who had the NBA's worst record last season. The Celtics had won the National Basketball Association dr. Hill played in just 47 games for the Knicks before he was shipped to the Rockets as part of the trade that brought Tracy McGrady to NY. While Brandon Ingram still has the potential to develop into a game-changing player for the Lakers, both Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell - the two other lottery picks already wearing ...
On the other side Real have everything to play for in their last three games of their season. Ronaldo's brace helped Real Madrid cruise to a 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo and edge closer to their first La Liga title since 2011. We need to rest , because with our effort we have to think on how we should rest". Real Madrid will travel to Celta Vigo to play their 37th fixture of the season and will be looking to cruise past the minnows with a comfortable win.
He needed a circus shot to manage a bogey. Kim, who said he had not decided when he will undertake his military service, delivered an impressive three-stroke victory in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Stanley, the second- and third-round co-leader, birdied the 17th in the final round and became the first player in tournament history to make a 2 on the par-3 all four days.
The Cleveland Cavaliers walloped the Toronto Raptors 115-94 on Friday night at Air Canada Centre, to take a 3-0 lead in the second-round series. Moments after the loss, a downcast DeRozan addressed the frustration of a post-season gone wrong.
The current WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez went up in weight to face former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr . The fight was a dud and drew audible boos from the crowd because of how one-sided it was. Chavez live stream online. But me and my side we are ready to go. Golovkin , a native of Kazakhstan living in Santa Monica, California, and Alvarez were thrilled the fight was finally made.
Mainly, though, the defender said that he was " chuffed personally " at getting to showcase his talent for the first team. "We have to chase the Champions League by trying to win the Europa League". So finally, today they sing, they wave their scarves. "I leave Highbury they were crying". Thierry Henry had asked Wenger, in an interview recently, about the over reliance of the long ball to which Wenger replied, "You know me well enough to know I am not asking them to do that".
At the 2015 World Cup, England were grouped with Australia and Wales and failed to reach the knockout phase. Defending champions New Zealand will face South Africa and Italy in Pool B , while Ireland , Scotland and Japan were drawn in Pool A .
Arsenal went into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Manchester United and procured the first sight of goal , with Aaron Ramsey firing wide after a foray by Oxlade-Chamberlain. "For me, we deserved a minimum a draw and maybe a win". It's hard to accept. Liverpool have 70 points from 36 games, giving them a maximum of 76 points from 38 matches.
Berrios (1-0), called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, gave up one run and two hits in 7 2/3 innings. "He's certainly impacting the baseball", Boston manager John Farrell said. We go out on the road and we know that there's a stretch of games where we've got to perform on the road with the high number of games away from Fenway Park ", said Farrell.
The rest of period went by without much to shout or scream about, but the Saints had the final say in terms of an opportunity with a minute to play in normal time. "The team was not ideal but the players gave me good things". "I hope the crowd enjoys that, in spite of it not being a big, strong Manchester United team".
With the former captain's No. 2 retired, all single-digit numbers have been put to rest by the Yankees. NY appropriately played two on Derek Jeter Night, a doubleheader against Houston caused by a rainout Saturday, and the festivities took place between an 11-6 win and a 10-7 defeat.
When Chelsea announced last April that Italian Antonio Conte would become their manager, they knew they had signed someone with a proven track record of success. "Against Arsenal the game was frustrating for me because I didn't see anything of my work, of my idea of football", said the 47-year-old, who described his suit as a "disaster" after he was soaked by his players.
He added: "I don't know other clubs, I don't know the way they think, I don't know what is important for them". With a top-four place now out of reach, Mourinho is prioritising next Wednesday's Europa League final clash with Ajax. "Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we have at the time ". "But if I was on your side and you are always looking for this kind of capital-letters big headlines, I accept if you say that".
It was Tottenham's first defeat in 10 league games, and leaves them four points off the leaders, having played a game extra. Tottenham are nearly nailed-on to finish second in the table, which would be an improvement on past year, but Pochettino and his side will still feel as though they have fallen at the last once again.
To be fair, it would be quite amusing if we draw to 'Boro and Everton get a point at Arsenal and secure our place in the Champions League, but remembering their performance against Manchester City in 2013/14, it's just not going to happen! "I only played in it once and was fortunate in one go to have won it".
We've just got to figure out a way to get better and we will". LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs showed no mercy against James Harden and the Rockets , who crumbled in a 114-75 demolition on Thursday. "It could, "he said". Jonathon Simmons filled in nicely for Leonard, scoring 18 points and hounding the Rockets on defense. Seven of the Warriors eight wins have come by double digits and three of those wins were by more than 20 points.
Chance "Gunners" bit, because Wenger's team have to hope for a "Liverpool" misfire in the home match with "Middlesbrough". Arsenal are on a run of five Premier League wins in six matches and have closed the gap on the top four to three points with two games to go.
Three-time victor New Zealand and South Africa are familiar foes, having already played each other 93 times, with the All Blacks winning 55 of those matches. The other two teams in the pool will be the North and South America qualifier, likely to be either U.S. or Canada, and the second-best Oceania qualifier - one of Fiji, Samoa or Tonga.
Mourinho's team will travel to Stockholm to contest Wednesday's showpiece against Ajax just three days after hosting Palace in their final league game of the season. "It's frustrating for me, and I hope you don't kill me when you see my team". We all know that injuries happen more in competitive matches than they do in training.
He said: "I answered for 20 years the question, "the top four is nothing special". The Gunners' sixth victory in their last seven games leaves them fifth, one point behind fourth- placed Liverpool and three adrift of third-placed Manchester City.
Oscar Lindberg scored two goals in the second period after Nick Holden found the back of the net in the first. "We're still chasing the series right now". He replaced LW Pavel Buchnevich. They need to win more puck battles so they can generate more offensive zone time . "Then we at least have the chance to compete with them; and that's what we are looking for".
Liverpool need to win by three goals , and Man City would need to match the number of goals scored by the Reds. I'm sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well. " I've been in the business long enough to know the biggest mistake is counting points before you have them ", Klopp said after the 4-0 win at West Ham.
The score thus far, as F1 edges into the start of the European leg of the season in Montmelo, is Ferrari two wins, Mercedes two. Asked if he can hang to his position on Sunday, he said: "We'll see". "It has to be a combination of the two", said Alonso when asked if his strong performance was down to the driver or auto. "The cars in front were making contact and I took a risk", he said.
Despite Alexis Sanchez's late double narrowing the gap on Liverpool, finishing in the top four remains out of Arsenal's hands, although something approaching a full house is expected at the Emirates for the visit of Everton on Sunday in a bid to roar them over the line.
But I am Chelsea through and through and sitting there watching my club go on to do what they have done this year has been fantastic. "That's the thing. We have to fight to try and reach this target now. Terry, who could yet lift the FA Cup later this month, is likely to feature in Chelsea's final game of the campaign at home to Sunderland on Sunday.
Daniel Ricciardo was happy to claim his first podium finish of the season when third behind victor Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. Vettel had kept his lead, but Hamilton waited for a straightaway to blow past him on his faster tires and never looked back. This year has been no different as Hamilton and Vettel are leading the points table.
Huddersfield will face Reading in the Wembley final to decide which club joins Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League. Most pundits said before the season we would be in relegation trouble or maybe get relegated, and now we are only one step away from the Premier League .
They already hold a game in hand over their closest rivals, making this weekend potentially pivotal in their bid for a first title in five years. "It doesn't matter what Barcelona does, we have to focus on our matches ". For clubs (Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid) and country his record now stands at 852 games and 593 goals. "We want to play against Real Madrid's best players because we are all professionals".
Their father has been issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly publicly abusing his position as a public officer, the Australian Federal Police said. They were to be charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to defraud the government to dealing in the proceeds of crime to demanding money with menaces.