Part of the reason could be a bit of reluctance to completely count out LeBron James and the Cavaliers . The Warriors don't have that same issue. Above we see Steph juke LeBron out of his Nike contract with an early third quarter highlight that effectively extinguished the Cavs' halftime hopes.
But that wasn't enough. When superstar Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors last summer, he joined a team that already featured the two-time league MVP, Stephen Curry . The Cavaliers fell into the 0-2 deficit with a 132-113 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals, which was played in front of a capacity crowd of 19,596 raucous fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California, Sunday night.
Thiem has definitely looked better this tournament, but anytime Djokovic has been pushed up against a wall this week he played incredibly, so I really can't say for sure who I think will win. Big-serving American John Isner , who was seed number 21, was knocked out in his third-round match by Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3).
Kevin Durant is playing awesome basketball in these NBA Finals and is one of the best players in the world. For much of these playoffs, it seemed that one of Golden State's "Splash Brothers" couldn't hit the ocean with his jump shot.
The drama began even before Sunday's game, when Kerr - who had not coached the Warriors' previous 11 games after the lingering symptoms from a botched back surgery nearly two years ago worsened two games into Golden State's first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers - strode into the interview room and declared he was coming back to the sideline in Game 2 .
The 3-1 comeback started with 82-points. Now, Curry arrives back at the top of the sport playing as well as he ever has, averaging 28.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from three-point range.
Murray schooled 21-year-old rising Russian Karen Khachanov as the youngster played in Paris for the first time. The third set followed a near identical pattern: Murray broke on the fourth break point in the second game, and aced to hold for 3-1.
In men's action, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic both won in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals in Paris for the 11th time , equaling Roger Federer's record for the professional era. He has lost only 20 games in four matches . South Korean upstart Hyeon Chung took the fight to Japanese star Kei Nishikori in the first third-round meeting between two Asian players at Roland Garros before rain intervened.
Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP). The Golden State Warriors earned another blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , setting records in the process. They can't beat Golden State playing "first team to score 60 in a half or 120 in the game, wins.' The Warriors have way too much firepower".
In the wake of Saturday's terrorist attack in London , the third major terror incident to hit the United Kingdom in as many months, May's record as Home Secretary has been called into question. May also defended her record on security and police funding, and is now providing funding to increase the number of armed officers, as well as was protecting funding for the police service nationally.
Tonight's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final will determine whether this is a series perhaps destined to go the distance - as predicted pre-series in this space - or one that could end quickly. "We played some good hockey in those first two games, just a couple little breakdowns and they jumped all over us and it was in the back of the net", Neal said.
Pedestrians were struck by a van on London Bridge before attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market with 12in knives. "We send praise and absolute respect for the police officers who responded with eight minutes to kill all three of the London Bridge terrorist murderers".
Murray of Great Britain will face the victor of the match between John Isner of the United States or Russian Karen Khachanov , next. Women's 3rd rd: Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-2 2-6 6-3, Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-4 6-4, Simona Halep (Rom) bt Daria Kasatkina (Rus) 6-0 7-5, Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) 6-4 4-6 9-7, Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6-2 6-1.
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) is hit by Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn . It was his first goal in the Final since 2009, but it wasn't almost enough. The Penguins' defense corps has nine goals with 41 points in the playoffs.
Phillies prospect Kingery has pop, but is he blocked at the major league level? "We're going to think about it going forward", Snitker said. "I was more excited (than nervous) to throw my first pitch". Franco led off the bottom of the eighth with an opposite-field drive off Derek Law (3-1). Michael Saunders went 1-4 with a single and a walk. Cueto allowed three runs and eight hits while striking out nine and walking none.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated firing Real Madrid to Champions League glory by sporting a daring new hairstyle and the Portugal captain has revealed his reason for doing so. The flawless excuse for an almighty party! The players were introduced one by one and then head coach Zinedine Zidane was honoured, with a large fireworks display finishing proceedings.
But (Strickland) shouldn't have thrown those pitches that got hit out. Everybody in this game remembers everything that happened before. Harper seemed confused by the timing of the payback pitch. "Yeah, I can see how that kind of stands in people's minds but that's the past", Strickland said about 2014. Because by acting on a grudge, he undoubtedly placed teammates at much greater risk of being hit in retaliation.
His charity foundation hosts the Irish Open, which will be held in Portstewart before the British Open and US PGA take place. Johnson will try to become the first since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win back-to-back U.S. "And I'm just happy that I'm going to get to play". Stewart Cink shot a 68-66 at the Sectional Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, to earn a spot in his 20th U.S.
Every other game has been a blowout, and the Finals have been no different. They can attempt to slow the game down (coach Tyronn Lue has resisted this, vehemently). Thompson followed by converting an inbounds play into a hoop, and Durant scored on a drive. The biggest, and most obvious difference, between the Warriors of last year and this year is that the Warriors have taken it up a Kevin Durant-sized notch.
The Real coach said: "What's important is that he was with us". A third Champions League win in four years has drawn comparisons to the great Real side that won the first five editions of the European Cup between 1955 and 1960. "It was an incredible feeling to lift that trophy here". "We feel we are an unbelievable team and need to just keep doing what we are doing because I think we can win many more titles in the future".
UIC tightened the gap in the eighth, when Mickey McDonald singled home two runs and Rob Calabrese's infield single cut the gap to one, but Self struck out Ricardo Ramirez to end that threat. Shortstop LeeMarcus Boyd's fourth home run of the season in the fourth inning gave the Golden Eagles a 5-1 edge. Billingsley (2-3) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth.
New Zealand were unchanged from the side that played in a frustrating no result washout against Australia in their first group match. It means if England beat New Zealand tomorrow at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff tomorrow, they will qualify for the semi-finals.
But New Zealand who looked on course to a comfortable 300-plus score were stopped in their tracks by Hazlewood who finished with 6/52 as the Kiwis lost seven wickets for 37 runs in under six overs. Starc has not played since the second Test against India in March, and Smith is confident his leading bowler can rediscover some form against Bangladesh.
The world No 1 moved purposefully into the last eight of the French Open , disposing of Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and looking every inch the player with his sights focused on the sharp end of the tournament. Wawrinka had only a bit more trouble, eliminating the last Frenchman, No. 15 Gael Monfils , 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2. In his seventh Paris quarterfinal, Murray will face Japanese eighth-seed Kei Nishikori who defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0.
Los Angeles swept Portland in a five-game first round series, then won four straight against Sacramento and San Antonio to enter the Finals against Philadelphia undefeated. Once you see Curry clutch the ball with both hands and jump back beyond the three-point line-the video below helpfully freezes it-you won't be able to unsee it.
Watt saw his spot on the list and was downright confused, but not necessarily for the reason you might think. "He's one of the top five players in the National Football League". Watt, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, missed 13 regular-season games and two playoff games last season because of a back injury that required surgery.
Tamim Iqbal offered Bangladesh´s lone resistance with a valiant 95 as Australia restricted his side to 182 all out in Monday´s Champions Trophy Group A clash. Bangladesh were bowled out for 182 in 44.3 overs with opener Tamim Iqbal making 95. He lost his opening partner, Martin Guptill, whose leading edge was caught at point off Hazlewood for 26, and almost lost his own wicket he gave up on an attempted single only to see the throw miss, and Matthew Wade fail to gather the ball cleanly, ...
Yet Durant , Andre Iguodala , Klay Thompson and the others kept the pressure on the Cavs. Through a swap in the small forward spot of the starting lineup, the Golden State Warriors have already proven their offseason acquisition to be the right move, as Kevin Durant has outscored Harrison Barnes ' offensive output of last year's seven-game finals through only two games in this year's NBA Finals .
The quarterfinals of the 2017 French Open will begin Tuesday with eight big matches for singles competition. That coverage will run throughout the day and into the afternoon. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. The Serb needed 75 minutes to clinch the opening set but then outclassed the 19th seed to set up a showdown with Dominic Thiem .
When Friday rolls around, the 40-year-old will either wake up and discuss the Stanley Cup Final opponent Nashville and its goalie Pekka Rinne with his three sons or wonder if Game No. "Obviously, when you get it, you move on". "That's something they've developed individually and as a team, and that's why we're still here". "I think you've got to be prepared for anything, stay in the moment as best you can".
The Boston Red Sox star outfielder entered Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles hitting.129 over his last 73 at-bats, but Benintendi had a massive day in the Red Sox's 7-3 win at Camden Yards. He is the seventh Red Sox player in the last 100 years to reach the 500-mark before his 25th birthday. A native of East Baltimore , Manfra grew up listening to Hall of Fame broadcaster Chuck Thompson and joined the Orioles radio team in 1993.
But they better win Game 5 Thursday night, or it might not matter. The 24-year-old centre scored his third goal in the Stanley Cup Final , not bad for a player that wasn't drafted out of the QMJHL, and had no goals in his first 11 (regular season plus playoff) games.
At least 1,000 people were injured, seven seriously, after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin , Italy, police said yesterday. "The root cause of this was panic, to understand what triggered it we will have to wait a while", said top local official Renato Saccone, the prefect of Turin.
The Warriors just have so many weapons, so many gifted players operating at a high level, that a team might be able to slow some of them, but not all of them. "It's always fun when you've got to make a lot of decisions out there", Kerr said . "We ride or die with Kyrie", said Kevin Love , who scored 27 points in the Game 2 loss, when the roof collapsed on the Cavs in the second half.
Pittsburgh vowed to put more pressure on Rinne than it managed in their 5-3 victory in Game 1 , a win they managed despite going 37 minutes without throwing a single puck Rinne's way and none in the second period, the first time that's happened since the National Hockey League started tracking shots in 1957.