The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half, opened a 3-1 lead in the series and can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston .
But as disappointed as the players and coaches are inow, there's definite excitement about this franchise in the very near future. Next up for Thompson is Irving, who has hit game-winning shots in each of the last two times Cleveland has beaten the Warriors, a 3-pointer in Game 7 of the 2015 Finals and a midrange fadeaway jumper last Christmas Day at Quicken Loans Arena.
The story lines are plenty, including a few fresh ones, such as acting Golden State coach Mike Brown going against the team he coached not once but twice. The result is a roster that now seems like its best chance to beat Golden State is to try to outgun the Warriors - something that, even with all of Cleveland's offensive firepower, might not be possible.
Despite the big loss, Boucher is confident his team can rebound and force a Game 7 by being smarter with the puck and limiting turnovers. In Game 6 against the New York Rangers , Karlsson assisted on the Senators' first goal and then sent Ottawa on to the conference final with his late-second period game-winning goal.
The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NBA Championship games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. We made progress. But not good enough. "As you can see in our play, especially in his play, he's been the driving force this whole, entire playoff run", Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said.
In a field of 33 at speeds of 380 km/h the slightest mistake can spell disaster. What's more American than that? Goodyear, who last raced professionally in 2003, brings more than two decades of racing experience to the broadcast booth. "Everybody has the opportunity to win and everybody hopes it might happen to them", he says. If the recent past is any indicator, the victor on Sunday will come from a bit farther back in the pack.
The Reds secured fourth place in the Premier League on the final day of the season with their 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough , pipping Arsenal by one point. Personally, I'm exhausted of feeling like a bag of nerves before any game with a sniff of significance and if Klopp does nothing else this summer, he must bring some kind of certainty to his team.
Game 4 takes place in Boston on Thursday . Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds for Cleveland. "As we all know, a 10-point lead at halftime is nothing, especially against those guys". LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends against Jae Crowder . It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong.
When you're in the trade deadline and you're talking about trading picks, it's 1-4 or possibly 5 if Brooklyn starts winning games and so forth. In today's National Basketball Association, picks are very valuable. He has two years remaining on his rookie deal, which makes him way cheaper than any starter in free agency. Kevin Durant added 16 points and Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.
It showed the value of England's long batting line up and squashed any suggestions that Jonny Bairstow will bat at number seven for England in the Champions Trophy. 'But he was able to come back on with the green light [to bowl]'. Morgan's faith was rewarded at Headingley after Moeen walked out to bat with England stuttering slightly at 198 for five.
Even when they got good shots, they couldn't finish them, which needs to happen for a team with championship aspirations. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks to drive against Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland .
That's not exactly how it happened , though. That's what ultimately matters. In the rematch, the Ducks hope to show the Predators what they learned last spring. It was the second goal of the series for the rookie forward, who was the most valuable player in the NCAA tournament a year ago while leading the University of North Dakota to the championship.
San Antonio had a double-digit lead at the time Leonard exited in the third quarter of the series opener. The game started as well as it could possibly have for the Warriors. But after the shell-shocked effort in Game 2 , the Spurs played with great heart and energy. The over/under points total was set at 218 points as of this report.
At launch, there will be the usual strikes , PvP and raid modes. And Guided Clans will help players find a group for a one-off raid adventures. In Destiny 2 players will answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover.
Video: Alonso completely messes up Lahm beer showerWhat's your fondest memory of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm? Bayern , clinching a record fifth-straight title with three games to spare, will want to end the season on a high against sixth-placed Freiburg who are one of the Europa League contenders.
The Ducks took the Predators to overtime Friday night, but the visitors managed to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven games in the Western Conference Final. "Nashville was the fresher team early but I liked the way we got back into the game after the first period". Their bottom six looked quite good in Game 1, and that even goes for oft-maligned winger Cody McLeod.
A loss on Friday would also leave the Celtics with the formidable proposition of having to win four out of five games to take the Eastern Conference Finals - a almost impossible duty against the Cavaliers that since LeBron James returned to Cleveland in 2014-15 season has a 33-4 postseason record against the Eastern Conference teams.
The game had little significance for either side, with United guaranteed to finish in sixth place and Southampton now in eighth place and unable to finish any higher. However, Michel, who oversaw a surprise 2-0 win over Barca last month, has promised to treat the game like any other. However, having lost just three league games all season it would be a huge shock if 11th-placed Malaga denied Madrid at the final hurdle.
The Golden State Warriors extended their undefeated postseason streak to ten games Tuesday night when they defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 136-100. The Spurs can't afford to fall into a 3-0 series deficit, so with their backs now against the wall, I'm backing the Spurs to come out fighting and pull out the upset at home.
But, credit should go to the captains and the players for the way they have turned the tables in their favor. Their key bowlers leaked over 200 runs in the last home game. Faf Du Plessis, who would have been a good option at this point, has also left to join up with the South Africa squad along with Imran Tahir, who like Stokes, has been vital to the RPS cause in IPL 2017.
Madrid's final game is at Malaga. And while Barca seem to have to play well to win matches and especially titles, Madrid showed again on Saturday that their speciality is grinding out results with ruthless performances. After Nacho Fernandez had given Madrid a controversial 10th-minute lead with a quickly-taken free-kick, Ronaldo reached the milestone with a simple tap-in to make it 2-0 in the 23rd minute.
Defenseman Joel Edmundson gave St. Louis hope with his third goal of the playoffs on a one-timer from the left circle at 16:11. He owned the game, scoring his first playoff goal for the team and assisting in two more for the Preds, proving that that trading for him to help their playoff chances is definitely paying off.
Djokovic holds one of the weakest of his seasons in the last 10 years. Former No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set up a mouthwatering semifinal on Friday in Madrid when Nadal stared down David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Djokovic received a walkover from a wrist-hobbled Kei Nishikori .
The Nashville Predators hit California Thursday afternoon only hours after learning their opponent in the Western Conference Final. The Ducks won their first game seven after losing home deciders the last four seasons in a row. We were willing to come out and perform. The Oilers are a much improved team. The first round of these Stanley Cup Playoffs showed that the regular season meant absolutely nothing.
Bradley Beal got 38 points for the Wizards but their campaign comes to a disappointing end. The Wizards bench defensive rotations were sad, which helped Olynyk get clean looks. He rattled home an open three to start the run and made winning plays all over the floor to keep it rolling. "I could have gotten past ( Markieff) Morris , probably".
The contest saw some great overtakes and manoeuvres, a spectacle the Formula 1 fan has been looking forward to in this new era in the sport. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas was right behind them but in the tight pack came into contact with the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen.
The all-star defenceman, who is playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel, fell awkwardly late in the second period. Karlsson finished with just 14:54 of ice time . Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan , who left in the third period with a lower-body injury, is expected to play. Teams that win Game 5 when a series is tied 2-2 have gone on to win 78.7 per cent of the time , according to the Elias Sports Bureau, including a ideal 3-0 in 2017.
Spurs are now planning for life at Wembley Stadium for the next season and look to make the transitional process as easy as possible, by keeping their best players in North London. "We wanted to put in a similar performance to the one against Spurs but it wasn't to be", West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. Chairman Daniel Levy U-turned on previous suggestions Tottenham's spending would decrease in the coming years - much like rival Arsenal's did after they moved to The Emirates Stadium ...
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, left and Hull City's Andrea Ranocchia battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Hull City , at Selhurst Park, London, Sunday May 14, 2017 . "It's not a good moment". Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend. Since winning their first two Premier League meetings with Hull in 2013/14, Palace have failed to win any of their last three (D1 L2).
Higuain, all jokes aside, took his goals brilliantly", he said. With numerous young Rouges et Blancs outfit having no experience with the pressure of a title run in, PSG know that they can put the pressure back on Monaco tomorrow with a victory at home to Bastia, now at the bottom of the table.