In Game 5 against the Celtics on Thursday, James passed Michael Jordan as the leading all-time scorer in playoff history. The Cavaliers were locked, loaded and ready to advance to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year. He finished the game with 23, but the Celtics never came close to mounting a rally. On the subject of James, this will now be his 7th consecutive trip to the NBA Finals , having played in ever Finals series since 2011 (four with the Miami Heat , three since ...
Who is Si Woo Kim? Then Kim parred his way through the back nine, his last putts no longer than four feet on any hole as he calmly ignored winds and tension to prevail. I've played good golf . "The putter is not quite doing what I would like". Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a tie for fourth. PHOTO: Andy Lyons/Getty Images.
Winning three clay-court tournaments in a row signaled that Rafael Nadal is back and once again a candidate to win the tournament he has dominated the way no man has dominated any Grand Slam event. However, Federer , at 35, the oldest man in the top five, is skipping the French Open to save himself for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon. In Paris , he could face Djokovic or Thiem in the semifinals.
JR Smith insinuated that teammate LeBron James lacked confidence in the Celtics' improbable 111-108 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they should be concerned by what might happen if 32-year-old James has an off night in a potential Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors .
During that stretch, which began last season, he's captured a Stanley Cup , Conn Smythe Trophy, World Cup of Hockey, World Cup of Hockey MVP, Rocket Richard trophy and back-to-back finishes as a Hart trophy finalist. "At the end of the day we lost to a better team", said Ottawa's Erik Karlsson , who played 39:33 and assisted on both of the Senators' goals. "We're very disappointed in the loss and getting so close and it's going to be an experience we're going to have learn from".
After boat-racing the Boston Celtics en route to a 130-86 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James had a weirdly quiet performance in Game 3. Basically, if Michael Jordan is the GOAT ("greatest of all-time"), LeBron James the best player since him. It wasn't as gaudy as what came after halftime but it cut the Celtics' advantage back down to 10, and gave at least one of Irving's teammates a glimpse of things to come.
The versatile 22-year-old has thrived since joining RB Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg following the former's promotion to the Bundesliga last term. The Reds will have to break their transfer record to have any chance of signing the Guinean with Leipzig standing firm in their desire to keep their team together, according to Paul Joyce of the Times .
Winning this trophy means a lot for Man U. It nearly guarentees that Antoine Griezmann will make the switch from Atletico Madrid to United, and it is also enough to likely keep Swedish beast Zlatan Ibrahimovic , who said that he would probably leave the club if they didn't make the Champions League .
The Cavs never trailed and scored a stunning 43 points in the first 12 minutes, then continued to dominate the second quarter taking a 75 - 57 lead into halftime. The Celtics were outscored by 13, 44 and 33 points in the most lopsided series of home losses in the Celtics playoff history. In any case, from that point forward, the Warriors strolled to victory, storming back to steal the first game before winning the final three games by an average of 15.5 points .
LeBron James lead the way, finishing with 35 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists as he also passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the postseason. Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround. Their 75 points is also the most scored in any half in franchise history.
A group of San Antonio Spurs fans filed a lawsuit naming Golden State center Zaza Pachulia and the Warriors as defendants. The Spurs have been outscored by the Warriors by 61 points since Leonard left Game 1 with the ankle injury.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to get there, and they did. It's pretty common for teams to go play great without their leading scorer; I used to love when Larry Bird got injured or Kevin McHale couldn't play. A similar incident occurred moments later when Tristan Thompson attempted to help up Amir Johnson while the Cavaliers were running in transition, and was pushed away once again.
Wenger has also admitted that the uncertainty contributed to the club's first finish outside the top four in two decades. The Cup final could also be a swansong for Alexis Sanchez , whose agent is known to have spoken to German champions Bayern Munich this week.
I think the transition for myself, being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect, has served me well and will serve me well if I go into management in the future. Terry made a rare start against the Hornets at Stamford Bridge as Conte chose to ring the changes after watching his side clinch the Premier League title with victory over West Bromwich Albion late last week.
Bobby Ryan also scored a rare power-play goal for Ottawa and Craig Anderson was terrific with 44 saves. "It's fun to get lost in those moments and do what you can do". The nervousness grew through the second period as Pittsburgh controlled the play. Notable in a scoreless opening period were two effective penalty kills; Viktor Stalberg got the best opportunity shorthanded during one of them.
Only yesterday did Griezmann pledge his loyalty to Diego Simeone's side, he said: "It has been a lovely year and hopefully I can improve in every year and win trophies with this team". I would take that. The manager also likes his players to be technical and Griezmann has a good first touch. "I don't know what will happen but of course I like him".
Alas, Nashville stole Game 1 on the road and didn't lose at home once in the series, closing out the Blues 3-1 last Sunday in Game 6. With four days rest after the St. From a professional standpoint, I had to back the Ducks because I predicted they would advance. Somehow, deliciously, the Ducks have blown a 3-2 lead in the playoffs four years in a row and lost Game 7 on home-ice each time .
Per Mertesacker made his first appearance in more than a year when arriving off the bench on the final day against Everton and beyond that Arsenal's central defensive options are bare. "We beat them once, they beat us once, so they're gonna want to get revenge, but we'll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we'll win". For a game like this, against opposition like this, it's a blow to lose to many defenders, but Cohen Bramall should be fine making his debut in the FA Cup ...
Late in the third quarter, James splashed a 3-pointer from the left wing and spun, holding a finger in the air. The Cleveland Cavaliers quickly silenced any questions about their play after two shaky outings at home, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 75-57 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics .
Murray remains the world number one but he has endured a tough season so far with just one tournament win, which came in Dubai at the start of March. "But it doesn't surprise me that he might have lost a little motivation having accomplished what no one had done since Rod Laver previous year". There was an encouraging run to the semifinals in Barcelona where he lost to Dominic Thiem but in Madrid , where he went down with a whimper against Borna Coric , and in Rome where he was ...
Conte's side, largely unchanged from the one that finished in a woeful 10th place in the Premier League last season, beat Manchester United in the quarter-finals and title-rivals Tottenham in the semis, and now face the competition's most successful club in the showpiece final.
After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over the Celtics , the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and needed a 42-point night from Kyrie Irving to battle back from a 16-point hole and win Game 4. James will appear in his seventh consecutive Finals as he seeks his fourth title. No one has scored more points against any team in the playoffs than James has against the Celtics over the past 10 years.
The Preds defeated the Ducks in overtime during Game 1 of their Western Conference final series when James Neal scored at 9:24 into the overtime period. "Gibby played well for us", Perry said. "I just lost sight of it for a second", said Gibson, who says little when he plays well, and even less the rest of the time .
The 2015 NBA Champions defeated San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night to win the Western Conference Finals 4-0. "I think we've been doing a great job of that". The start was Ginobili's first since March of 2014 and will be a small part of the huge legacy the Argentine takes with him into either next season or a new chapter of his life.
The Sens have an opportunity to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Final series against the Penguins tonight at 8 p.m.in Pittsburgh. Then, after almost two periods with the ice tilted toward Craig Anderson's end, the dam finally broke in the City of Bridges.
If the Blues triumph they will become only the 12th team in history to win the coveted league and cup double, a feat last achieved by the Chelsea vintage of 2009-10 who won the league and beat Portsmouth 1-0 in the FA Cup Final. "They're going to want revenge, but we'll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we win". "We felt very sad after that game but we played them at Stamford Bridge and won 3-1".
MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi was involved in a serious motocross training accident on Thursday. After the accident, the Doctor had a slight abdominal and thoracic trauma. Back in 2010, Rossi injured his shoulder badly wherein he had damaged tendons and ligaments which had a disastrous effect on his MotoGP season. He now trails Vinales in the championship battle by 23 points.
James scored 35 points, passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list along the way, and Kyrie Irving had 24 for Cleveland. He's only 32, but has already played 212 career postseason games (33 more than Jordan did in his career).
Alexis Sanchez is contracted to Arsenal until the end of 2017/2018. "Sanchez then had an incident at the club [when he was dropped for the defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in March]". The number two has two years left on his contract but is in talks with Fenerbahce over a £5million move, according to the Daily Mirror . I have ended contracts before and always ended exactly the same.
That means Arsenal are likely to start captain Per Mertesacker for the first time this season, with the German coming off the bench against Everton, and former Arsenal defender Paul Merson is anxious for the Gunners' chances. "I am enjoying my football again", he said. "They only have this possibility to find a good season after a win in the FA Cup ". Moses - a scorer of four goals in 39 appearances this term - added: "If he says Arsenal are the favourites, then".
LIAM BRADY HAS once again underlined his unwavering support for Arsene Wenger amid calls for the Arsenal manager to step down after two decades in the job. "I believe that since January we played in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said. "We were playing in a hostile environment", he said.
During the draft process, Edwards worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers . At that time, he told 24-Hour News 8′ Megan McKeown: "It's really hard, but you want to feel what you need to do and you just have to make the best decision for you".
The outcome creates a third straight finals matchup between the Cavs and Golden State Warriors . LeBron James became the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer by pouring in 35 points and passing Michael Jordan to move into the top spot on the list.
We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2 to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend. With his esteemed teammate in foul trouble during the first half, Irving had to step up in game four and James said it came as no surprise.
Kyrie Irving had his second consecutive great game for the Cavs with 24 points and seven assists, and played a big role in that third-quarter run. Cleveland and Golden State become the first teams in National Basketball Association history to square off in 3 consecutive Finals in league history.