However, this is usually the point in grand slams where Halep falls apart, so it's going to be interesting if the Romanian can finally close the deal on the big stage and put herself in elite company. I think that's a load of crap, but, you know, it's just me (smiling). Halep has won five of her past nine matches against the 12th-seeded Kerber, including their most recent encounter in the Australian Open semifinals when she saved two match points.
You know, he's an assassin and that was one of those assassin plays right there". "I'm optimistic Andre will play at some point in the series", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Sunday. "So, it's tough, but it's all part of the competition, which I love and which I continue to lace them up [for] every night". "You can't have mistakes".
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) celebrates a basket with forward Kevin Durant in Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 3. Curry and his fellow Splash Bro, Klay Thompson, are now tied for the most three-pointers made in a single postseason at 98, a record that will likely stand for a very long time (unless one of the two breaks it themselves).
So after seeing his side beat the Cavs 122-103 to take a 2-0 series lead last night, Kerr trolled James hilariously. "Just activity", Kerr said of Durant. "I didn't realize how much you use your ankle until you hurt it", he said, "but". Although three other Cavs scored in double digits Sunday, James still needs to thrive on his home court in order to give his team some life in the series.
He didn't shoot the ball as well as he had all season, and the Finals MVP went to Andre Iguodala for strong play at both ends of the floor. Game three is on Wednesday. Let's discuss whether or not Cleveland can battle back as we take a quick glance at what the oddsmakers are dealing. He's now at 1,327 points, 10 more than Kareem, and trails only Jerry West (1,679).
After she broke for a 3-1 lead with a blazing crosscourt victor, tremors were felt all around the arena as Williams smashed the ball away with all her might to wrap up the opening set. Sharapova gets smoked every time she plays Serena. "She's playing really well and I think this is really her best surface". Sharapova announced herself to the tennis world in dramatic fashion as a 17-year-old at the All England Club by dismantling defending champion Williams in straight sets to become ...
The coach added he would decide by Monday whether to give Jack Butland a start as England goalkeeper for the final pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on June 7, but he spoke highly of Jordan Pickford's performance on Saturday. More disappointingly, he failed to help with the transition and ball retention in the middle. "I had a decision to make whether to play him after turning up late but, actually, that wasn't a decision after he started to come under fire from every other ...
From there, the Warriors used that momentum in overtime, kicking off with a 7-0 run. Stephen Curry led the scoring for the Warriors and finished with 29 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds . "He thought we were up one", said Lue , although Smith said he knew the scores were tied. The Warriors barely won Game 3 in Cleveland previous year before getting blown out by the Cavaliers in Game 4.
This is the fourth consecutive year Cavs and Warriors will be playing for the title of NBA Champions. While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block.
And that glowing future is highlighted by the postseason play of rookie Jayson Tatum . James , who entered with an NBA-record Game 7 average of 34.9 points, improved to 6-2 lifetime in Game 7s. He continued: "But when you talk about just a basketball player, a complete basketball player, LeBron James is a much better basketball player than Michael Jordan".
He'll set a new career high in Game 1. If you've ever wanted to see LeBron James getting pumped up in the weight room, Kevin Durant munching on a cupcake or J.R. He averaged 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game during the regular season. Yes, the Warriors caught a huge break. Where there were a number of Celts who were basically saying the hell with it and driving blindly into traffic versus the Bucks and launching quick, offense-busting treys at the Cavs, Golden State had to ...
Asked what he had been thinking about at the end of the first half, Kerr replied: "I was thinking of resigning, that was my first thought". On Monday morning, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was having a hard time being sidelined deep into the playoffs.
Jon Tritsch spoke with the coaches about what lead up to this fantastic season. If we said we'd be this far into the playoffs or even make the playoffs, we were lying. After years of serving as part of the bedrock on Pittsburgh's roster, helping the Penguins capture three Stanley Cups, he was cast off last offseason for the younger Matt Murray.
The Celtics held James to two fourth-quarter points, earning their 10th straight victory in Boston to remain ideal at home this postseason and move within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010. The Cavs got off to a rocky start, with five first-quarter turnovers almost matching their seven field goals. Not only that, but he was also a ideal 5-for-5 from the floor while being a plus-10.
Which is what we've come to expect - he had 46 points in 46 minutes of play in Game 6 and that's going to be needed again. Where was Kevin Durant in this late-game fiasco? But instead of placing their uncovered man, little used Quinn Cook , close to the basket, the Warriors spotted him up for a 3-pointer, which he missed after nervously fumbling a pass.
James weathered an early storm by the visiting C's, and took over the game by playing point-center with an energetic, defensively active reserve-heavy second unit early in the second quarter. "So nothing there as far as to be concerned about", Stevens said. One thing is for certain: he will be rested. "I've always said Game 7 is the best two hours in sports, so let's go have fun with it".
Golden State and Cleveland have won their respective conferences in each of the past three seasons. "What he did was remarkable", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said of Paul. Thompson strained his left knee in the second quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday, but he played through it after receiving treatment in the locker room.
Klopp told his players there would be more finals to play, outlining his vision of where he wanted the club to go, and Henderson says he was hooked. When the Italian kingpins threatened to complete the comebacks of all comebacks, Real Madrid found a way to win as they did in the midst of a semi-final onslaught by Germany's most dominant club.
There were also impressive performances from both Force Indias, Sergey Sirotkin and Charles Leclerc, but it was an afternoon to forget for Max Verstappen who was unable to take part in qualifying after his Practice Three crash and is set to start Sunday's race from last.
Those watching on Twitter couldn't help but fawn over James' greatness. James did receive support from point guard George Hill's 20 points and bench players Jeff Green and Nance Jr with 14 and 10 points respectively. "I think the unfortunate events of the injuries that they've had have allowed him to, I believe, get better faster than I believe they expected here".
Terry Rozier played out of his mind Friday scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting with seven assists and three rebounds. "We couldn't make. And if you don't make, it's going to come back to bite you". "The blind faith, and I say that complimentary, the blind faith they have in him is incredible", he said. "But I think just by doing that, it was a change that worked in our favor".
Game 6 is for everything. Nothing is guaranteed. The Celtics have been abysmal on the road, and Game 6 will take them back to Cleveland, where they haven't been able to score or stop James . Following Game 5, there were some concerns about James' level of fatigue . He didn't have his usual burst. The Cavs also were just 5-of-17 shooting off James' passes, the lowest percentage for Cleveland in the past three postseasons.
In the next over, new batsman Colin de Grandhomme found a thick outside edge that gave him a boundary off his second ball. "We're nearly playing with nothing to lose", Moeen Ali said in Indore the other night; it is a mentality that has served the team well over the last two games.
The midfielder has been superb for Marseille this season since signing from Wolfsburg in Germany, but where he plays could be key. Haidara was then sent off, apparently for a philosophical disagreement with the referee, and OM were through.
The opponent's physicality and their three at the back. At the other end of the pitch, goalkeepers make a difference too and Opta's expected goals model now helps to calculate their performance as well. "The important thing is in the games we tried, we tried, we tried", Guardiola added. "You have to choose one, I was this one", he said. "Sometimes, the guys who try to win, you have your reward".
James opened the game by scoring 24 points on 9-for-15 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in 16 minutes. Of all the possible options on the table, James heading to the 76ers could be the worst one for the Cavaliers since those teams reside in the same conference.
In Game 2 of the Conference quarterfinals when he Indiana Pacers were threatening to take a 2-0 lead after winning Game 1 at home, LeBron shot 46 points on 71 percent shooting in a three-point win. While NBA fans may have been forced to stomach the "no one respects my team" claim from Boston fans, no one expected Boston to dominate Cleveland the way it did.
He, however, fell in the 12th over, when he pulled a short ball from Moeen Ali straight into the lap of Virat Kohli at deep midwicket. The Kings need to win this one to avoid having to win both of their remaining games with substantial margins.
In reply, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson pulped SRH - undoubtedly the best attack of the tournament - and walked away with a comprehensive win. Rayudu's showing has also led to a recall to India's One-Day International side for their series against England in July, and the batsman was naturally pleased with how things have gone for him.
Then Irving was injured, the Philadelphia 76ers' "Process" proved successful, and the Raptors surged to 59 wins and the best record in the East. (The Celtics were 1-point favorites; they won 114-112.) A bettor who placed a $100 bet on the Celtics to win the series before it started would have won $325, given that the Celtics were +325 underdogs to win the series.