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"It's not just given to you, you have to go out and earn it". Unfortunately for Wizards' fans, that signal strength will need to travel if this team is to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Trainer Todd Pletcher says Always Dreaming will head to Baltimore on Tuesday, so the 3-year-old colt has plenty of time to adjust to his new surroundings ahead of the 1 3/16-mile race to be run May 20th. "I'll take those numbers". But as the Wizards tore the game open in the second half, Thomas attempted just three shots- missing two of them - in 12 minutes of floor time.

"We made quite a few mistakes early", Brooks said.

Channing Frye scored 10 points, and Irving had nine assists for Cleveland. In addition to Harden's 28 points and Gordon's 22, Trevor Ariza had 16, and Lou Williams pitched in 13 off the bench.

"They were physical, and the refs allowed them to hold and grab", Thomas said. "It's gong to take a Herculean effort to beat them". In Game 3, the Wizards led wire to wire, leading by as many 30 points.

The Wizards have made it a point to make Isaiah Thomas work more on defense, but that hasn't been the main issue.

"It doesn't matter to me", he said. I play the same way each and every night. Washington went on runs of 20-plus point in both blowout victories, and there were long stretches where Boston didn't look like it belonged on the same court.

"For us, our Bible begins with transition defense, and if it's not there we're just not ready to go", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after the game. "It was important that we got hands on 50-50 balls and be able to convert on the opposite end". Johnson had seven points in 12 minutes. It's odd to see a No. 1 seed getting blasted with 20-point runs with regularity.

A pair of Porter free throws followed by a Wall layup gave the Wizards a 45-44 lead.

"They came out, so I had to get 'em back in", the 5-foot-9 All-Star said of his temporary teeth.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Freddy Galvis hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. "But they were that intense, they were that focused and professional, and we were not".

And while the bit about "playing way better" during the opposing team's 8-0 run is maybe a little bit of an overstatement-making shots also is a thing you can do well or poorly-broadly, Stevens was right.

Casey tried to preach the positives, but acknowledged that his team's performance hadn't been good enough. "We're the better team and we feel like we've been the better team".

Celtics: Horford led the team with 16 points.

Gordon Hayward led Utah with 29 points. The Raptors used a different starting lineup in all four games.

Oubre's outburst in the second quarter of Game 3 on Thursday resulted in a flagrant 2 foul and an ejection. He was not active Sunday.

Tensions didn't run as hot in Game 4, though Thomas was called for a technical in the fourth.

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