Boston , the top seed in the Eastern Conference, will now have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals against LeBron James and the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers . Then Olynyk took over. Wizards started second half just hunting Thomas, something they didn't do enough in this series . Isaiah Thomas caught fire on offense to give the Celtics that little boost they needed and the momentum shifted to their favor going into the final quarter.
The Cavs were up 43-27 after one-quarter and pushed their lead into the 30s by the third quarter. The second hint was Cavs coach Tyronn Lue's postgame presser: When the aforementioned Roda posed a question, Lue flashed a smile and said , "That's amusing".
It's a matchup that many have assumed would happen for the past year, but the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are finally officially set to meet in the 2017 NBA Finals . James, who was joined on the podium by team-mates, pointed out that it was a special moment for Deron Williams and Kyle Korver , two veterans heading to the Finals for the first time in their careers.
Five years ago, second place was not almost enough for Sato , who made a move to the inside in an attempt to pass race-leader Dario Franchitti in Turn 1 of the last lap. A lot of the Japanese fans are following the IndyCar Series and many, many flew over for the Indianapolis 500 . "I would consider coming back here to race now that I know all the procedures".
And then, nearly as if he was trying to remind himself that he's got three championship rings and is frightful in his own right, James recalled other fearsome postseason opponents - San Antonio and Boston. We're both playing at a high level and we're both. when you look back on it at the end of the day, you'll look back and say that was two great teams who competed for championships and we did whatever it took to get to that point.
Michael Brantley added a three-hit day and drove in a run. I think we might finally have to embrace that those days are long gone. But aside from those and Hosmer's two doubles, the day included few highlights for the Royals against Tomlin, who has surrendered two runs in 16 innings against the Royals this season.
Yes, there have been two more concussion scares - including what looked like a devastating hit from Washington's Matt Niskanen in the second round of this spring's playoffs. Crosby led the National Hockey League with 44 goals in the regular season, the second-highest total of his career. After Chris Kunitz's double-overtime goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators , Lange went with his customary "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building" ...
For the third consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to the NBA Finals! The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. "This team is a insane team . We really do rally around each other in that sense". So I thought he was pretty darned good. "How can I get the youth to feel like passing the ball is OK, making the extra pass is OK", James wondered.
Ian Poulter has accepted an invitation to play at the BMW PGA Championship from 25-28 May at Wentworth. But Si Woo Kim's golf game in the final round of The Players Championship on Sunday was a performance beyond his years and one for the ages.
It was an aggressive attempt to pass that has been second-guessed plenty over the years (including this excellent Motorsport.com feature published just a few days ago ). "We had our cars in the top 10 up and until the accident, we were in good shape", Roger Penske said. I won two times there, I won two world championships.
In that present, it was impossible not to be profoundly happy for Wenger , as he smiled in the press conference room with that medal in his pocket. We have seen that today. "We have shown with that performance, it's a statement". Asked if his lack of game-time has made him think about leaving, he said: "Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never".
But Wenger now wants the unequivocal support of the Gunners board at a meeting tomorrow to confirm his future before committing to the two-year deal on the table. Despite going a man down, Chelsea contrived to equalise in the 76th minute when Costa chested down substitute Willian's pass before beating Ospina with the aid of a slight deflection off Mertesacker.
Cleveland has been the No. 1 team from three in the playoffs, both in terms of makes per game and field-goal percentage. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". If that's really so, please tell me who plays the role of Durant on the Celtics . "Honestly we didn't want IT to go down", Irving said. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a -260 favorite to win the 2017 National Basketball Association ...
Manchester City moved back into third place and nearly guaranteed Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-1 home victory against West Bromwich Albion yesterday at the Etihad Stadium . Guardiola joined City on a three-year contract in July after leaving Bayern Munich , and still has the full backing of club owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak.
The Ajax captain told RTL7: "They just sat back 20 meters from goal and that's hard [to break down] when you are not having a great day". The planned pre-match one minute's silence rapidly turned into 60 seconds of applause, during which United's fans chanted " Manchester , Manchester " for the first time.
LaVar Ball took the time to reference his own critics when addressing his Big Ballers AAU team following a Sunday victory. Unless he's all too aware of the limits of the long-term appeal for the Ball name, and is trying for the most high-profile quick cash grab of all time before they get exposed, much like he was when video of LaVar's rec league action came out.
Having witnessed Silva's devastating ability firsthand, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have paid Monaco £43 million for his services. City are also keeping tabs on Jerome Boateng's situation at Bayern Munich. Now, City has no shortage of players in attack, but you would have to figure that for the price tag the club is about to pay, he would be coming in to start.
When the race restarted for the final time, Chilton tried his best but ultimately couldn't hold off a resurgent Sato . His Honda engine expired as he came down the frontstretch after 179 laps . "Today, (it) was not possible". "It was a great experience, the last two weeks". "I think we deserved at least to finish the race. who knows what position we could be".
Sato is part of Andretti Autosport, which had the fastest cars all day. NASCAR wraps things up Sunday night with one of its biggest races of the year, the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina. HollywoodLifers , what do you think of Takuma winning the Indy 500? He for sure will get one of him chugging milk at Indy - just a few hundred yards from where Andretti teammate Takuma Sato did it as the victor.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers was disappointed the umpires asked him about the condition of the ball during their one-day global defeat to England . They also said it was not a gamble to play the crucial figure of Stokes in Saturday's thrilling two-run victory at Southampton that sealed a significant series win for England but now he faces another scan on his sore left knee.
Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will play in the Champions League next season. - AFP picSTOCKHOLM, May 26 ― England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says he is just weeks away from revealing where he will be playing next season.
Back in 2012 the up-and-coming Oklahoma City super of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Durant took on the eminently-hateable Heat Big Three of LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh and fell short, four games to one. For the third straight season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors. James will make his seventh straight trip to the Finals.
The No. 1 seed lost in straight sets to Russian Ekaterina Makarova , 6-2 6-2 opening Roland Garros . Kerber has become the first ever top seed on the women's side to crash out in the opening round of Roland Garros. "I mean, the pressure is always there ", she told a news conference. Boserup is at a career-high ranking of 85 with no clay-court form to speak of, so it was a kind draw, but it was heartening to see Kvitova looking so much like her old self.
The media every press conference an issue of it [my future]. Regardless of his decision, I think it was important for him to win this FA Cup . "I don't change my commitment". The fact alone that he has kept that memento will lead to an terrible lot of analysis and reading between the lines about what happens next, especially since Wenger himself was so unwilling to discuss it.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings (1954-56) The first matchup of this trilogy started with one of the most memorable in 1954. "I think collectively you take away what elite looks like, because I think we saw it first-hand, especially in these home games", said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, whose team also lost 117-104 and 130-86 in their own building.
The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference finals in Game 2. Golden State opened as a 7-point home favorite versus Cleveland for Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in 2015, Cleveland got revenge last season with a comeback from 3-1 down to give the city its first major championship since 1964.
The French federation then refused to award Maria Sharapova a wild card for the tournament with the Russian on the comeback trail following a 15-month doping suspension. The opening round of the French Open gets underway on Sun. "Every time that I am able to be back on this court brings me back to the past, back to incredible moments that I had there", he tells CNN.
Durant told USA Today he is "at peace" with his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after they lost to the Warriors in last season's Western Conference finals . Cleveland has the No. 1 offensive efficiency in the playoffs with 120.7 points per 100 possessions; Golden State has the No. 2 at 115.8. "It made me look back to see how fast everything can be taken away from me", Thomas said.
The Celtics' three losses in this series have all been by double-digits and have come by an average margin of 23.3 points per game. Tyronn Lue was happy with winning in the Celtics building. Now, this makes sense to a degree. This will be the greatness that is talked about for decades, and on June 1st it will come to life in front of us for the third time .
Leading 5-2 into her service, Makarova sealed the victory with a powerful forehand to deny Kerber's quest for the Suzanne Lenglen trophy. It was not an unfortunate loss, as the disparity between the players in her Russian opponent's favour was as wide as the scoreline suggests.
Both teams have dealt with long periods of rest in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, and neither one has been affected negatively. "I've worked too hard in my career to have that label, from the beginning". The Golden State Warriors would love to start the series off with a game one win to remove some of the pressure of being the heavy favorites. James, with three titles, is still chasing Jordan's six .
The reigning NBA Champions defeated the Celtics 135-102 to win the series 4-1. The Browns came out on top the following year, ending a run of three straight title game losses (they also lost to the Rams in 1951). James didn't speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's Finals ended.
But, if we don't do well away from India, then it's a knife hanging on your neck. "It's been going through my head and I have been working on lot of stuff based on how the game is changing". I will regard them as the two strongest pillars of the team. Talking about the prestigious event, Lara said, "I understand that this year's tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever, so it's going to be an awesome experience for the fans and us former cricketers to see who is going to lift ...
Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the Cavs pushed off thoughts of what awaits them in Oakland next week. Golden State led the league with a 67-15 record this season and is 27-1 in their last 28 games, including the playoffs. "That's all I can give you right now because I don't want to be stressed, they cause a lot of stress and I'll get to the point when we start to prepare for them".
Nadal , who retired previous year before his third-round match with a wrist injury, has a 72-2 record at the clay-court major and is the only player with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10 years that were wide open on the women's side, but I've never seen a situation like this". "Even before when I was No.