It's a tendency the Cavaliers carried into the postseason, no matter how much they'd like to swear it off. James, who didn't take a shot until the 2:33 mark of the first quarter, was exceptional in finishing with 32 points, six rebounds, 13 assists and three steals.
McDavid said Kassian was the difference-maker. Hopes are high after the Sharks made it to the Stanley Cup Finals a year ago. "You want to make sure that he doesn't get easy opportunities, odd man rushes - make sure he's coming through three or four guys".
Manchester United's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland , north-east England on April 9, 2017 .
Fast forward to the end of the game and he finished with 32 on 12-of-20 shooting, adding six rebounds, 13 assists and three steals. The Cavs, however, came up with a smart defensive strategy to double-team Pacers star Paul George , forcing him to pass the ball to teammate C.J.
Paul George isn't the only Pacer the Cavaliers are anxious about going off as they prepare to tip off their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series Saturday. Playing in his 200th playoff game, James added 13 assists and six rebounds while winning his 18th consecutive first-round game. We just got to the point where we realized he was a long way from playing meaningful National Basketball Association minutes.
If that was thrilling, the Glory's 5-4 victory over City directly after was madness. The game resembled two amateur Federation Internationale de Football Association video gamers going at each other in ultra-attacking mode. The Perth shot-stopper had already leaked three goals, though his side led 5-3, when the ball was deflected towards his penalty area. How much these factors play on the minds of the combatants remains to be seen.
Mourinho acknowledged that anything other than a win would have ruled his side out of the race for the top four, but also reiterated that they have dropped too many points during what is now a 22-match unbeaten streak in the league. Facing his former club, Mourinho rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and charged Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian with the task of man-marking Chelsea dangermen Eden Hazard and Pedro.
After being examined by Blue Jays trainer George Poulis, Scott lay down on his back on the turf behind home plate and received further attention from paramedics and Toronto's team physician. Toronto answered with two in the bottom half to lead for the first time in 35 innings, but the Orioles reclaimed the advantage by going deep twice in the fifth.
That was the last time he played on the red stuff, and a repeat this weekend would give Britain a great chance of a third semi-final in succession. "We were all part of the university tennis club and Judy Murray [the mother of Andy and Jamie who has links with Stirling] suggested we might get a group together and to try to create a bit more atmosphere when the team were playing at the Braehead Arena [in Glasgow]".
Stroll's vehicle was in a risky position at the exit of turn one and the safety auto was dispatched. "I believe before pit entry that was fine, but here, where he's not going quick, I believe that's why he got the penalty". But did the penalty cost him victory? In Australia I don't remember any of the things being massively my fault, I just ran out of tyres and had to pit, that was just the circumstances I was faced with.
After mistiming a short ball off Harbhajan Singh for a single in the second over of the innings, Kohli found his ominous touch. Facing the hat-trick ball, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma couldn't tackle a googly, which wrecked the stumps, to put Badree's name against the 15th hat-trick in IPL history.
For the United States , it was a bittersweet moment. The first-up win for the Aussies marks a good start to the second tournament of the Asian leg of the World Series. Fiji scored two late tries from Josua Vici with two minutes to go and Isake Katonibau in the last minute in the second half to make the scores look respectable at 19-24 but the US won the game with precision in possession and tactics.
The Americans hit back in the doubles yesterday but Kyrgios, who has been in superb form this week, was too good for Querrey and wrapped up the match in two hours, five minutes. On Sunday, Kyrgios is up first and scheduled to play Sock, and then Thompson is set to take on Isner. Groth's service was the one to be broken in the second set to level the match and both Australians lost service games to drop behind 0-4 in the third set.
Making a fantastic debut in the tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL), the defending champion team - David Warner led Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) won their first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad .
He stood as the last American male champion in Boston for three decades. Both legally belong to Deba, whose time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 59 seconds remains the fastest in Boston Marathon history, but the Boston Athletic Association would have to claw it back from Jeptoo.
Hamilton added: "The pit lane was my fault so apologies to the team". "Right from the first lap I felt the vehicle was there", Vettel said on the podium. The former Williams driver duly obliged with Hamilton now in pursuit of Vettel and his lead. The Bahrain GP started with Bottas on pole, the very first of his F1 career.
Today in Boston , the running scene is celebrating women's achievements in the marathon, in running and in sports as a whole. More than 30,000 runners will participate in the 26.2 mile race that ends at Copley Square in Boston . She has been putting in 105-110 miles most weeks in preparation for Boston . "They've really inspired me that way". At the same time , McMahan keeps the situation in perspective.
It's not something we're unfamiliar with being at this point. Are we sure Cleveland is going to make it to the NBA Finals? A sleeper candidate could be Norman Powell , who the Raptors acquired from the Bucks along with a first-round pick in exchange for Greivis Vasquez two years ago.
The Tar Heels ended up shooting 51 of 141 in two games in Glendale, including an abysmal 10 of 35 from 3-point range, but managed to survive for their first national title since the 2008-09 season. "I told them don't worry about what the referee is doing, he missed a call (earlier), but, my God, we missed four free throws in a row, missed layups".
Thomas scored 33 points as the Celtics lost to the Chicago Bulls in Game one of the Eastern Conference play-offs first round. The Celtics had earlier said in a statement: "We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas". First, there's no way to get around the tragedy of the loss of Chyna Thomas and the impact of it on her brother and Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, who chose to play despite the circumstances.
We're (the) second seed. The Charge were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday by Tavares' Raptors 905 team. What do you want? All things considered, LeBron and Irving having a full week to recharge the batteries might make a bigger difference than one extra home game, but it can't hurt the Celtics' chances to potentially have the first two games of that series in Boston.
We have five days to prepare for this game and then play to win. Visitors Chelsea have been on the top of the table since the beginning of this year with most managers declaring that it was their title to lose. Eventually, the game ended 2-0 in favor of the red devils. Chelsea's preparation to face Jose Mourinho's side was disrupted by an ankle injury suffered by keeper Thibaut Courtois this week.
Minnesota has dropped the first two games of the first-round playoff series. Kassian also scored the first goal in Edmonton's 2-0 victory in Game 2. The Blues took the lead early in the second via Edmundson's second goal of the series. "I think he was just saving it all for the playoffs". One extra-attacker goal to force overtime. Allen's play left 19,000-plus people shaking their heads as they left the building early Thursday morning, including Wild players and coaches.
With tonight's win, the pressure completely shifts to Montreal as they look to avoid the 2-0 deficit with Friday's game looming. Montreal has struggled to find the net at times during the regular season, but their style of play is built for the postseason.
Ender Inciarte has gotten off to a great start at the plate in SunTrust Park , and he's part of what appears to be an encouraging trend for the Braves and their offensive firepower. A list of franchise legends were there to have their retired numbers unveiled around the stadium before the game, but there was one obvious choice to throw out the first pitch.
The Roar had to wait until the end of last night's late game between Perth Glory and Melbourne City to discover whether they would play the Glory, City or Western Sydney Wanderers in week one of the finals. City have won just three of 12 games outside Victoria this season but will have to win on the road at least once to claim their maiden A-League championship.
The strikes by Rashford and Herrera at the start of each half were enough for United who, despite resting several players against Chelsea ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final return leg at home to Anderlecht, were good value for their win.
UEFA, European football's governing body, said it had agreed to postpone the game after consultation with representatives from Dortmund, Monaco and local authorities. Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel was stinging in his criticism of UEFA for going ahead with the Champions League game so soon after the attack. Three identical letters printed in German found near the scene of the attack in the western city of Dortmund suggested a possible Islamist motive for the attack.
Torres himself knows a thing or two about making big-money moves having seen his £50million transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea flop in 2011. He notes that there are not many clubs where he can improve what he has at Atletico and adds "I hope he stays with us forever".
We've got two days before our next game. The All-Star starter affectionately known as "the Greek Freak" posted career highs in every major statistic this season and is the driving force behind the Bucks' return to the post-season. "They beat us. They outworked us". Too often, Toronto's best player was a spectator, letting DeRozan initiate everything. "We get so hyped up, there's such.
Players across Major League Baseball don Robinson's No. 42 to signify the day Robinson broke MLB's color barrier on April 15. The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled the first statue in Stadium history on the 70th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947 .
The Warriors began their run at regaining the NBA Championship with a victory over the Trailblazers in what was a very close, competitive contest for most of the game, despite the final score. Los Angeles would be the preferred opponent as the Warriors went undefeated against them this year, winning by no less than 10 points each time . Because it's pretty good on defense, too.
I want to see them try this during an actual tournament round. He said that over the previous year he's noticed how becoming a major champion has made him a little more impatient. That didn't happen, and Willett was atop the list of players to miss the cut at the 81st Masters Tournament. Zach Johnson, the 2007 champion, also missed the cut at 7 over.
Of course I am anxious as I don't like to have players injured, even more towards the end of the season'. Despite all of the players rested, Madrid's side still featured an embarrassment of riches - with Isco and James Rodriguez the two men fighting it out for a future in the Spanish capital.
Rooney's dedication to the National Football League was unparalleled and the rivalry forged on the field between the Raiders and Steelers still ranks among the greatest in history". The Rooney family bought the Steelers in 1933 and Dan Rooney took over the team after his father's death in 1988. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Herrera doubled United's lead in the 49th minute when he picked up the ball inside the box, found himself in a good position and fired in a shot which was deflected past Asmir Begovic . "But today I think was a special performance because it's also a special opponent - the leaders, the way they play". Auckland timber business backs staff loans to beat payday lenders John Drinnan: When does plain talk become hate speech? .
The suspect has been identified as Steve Stephens . "We have all of our partners in on this, and we'll look until we find him". He is bald with a full beard and wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. The victim was identified as 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. "From what I know of him that's just him calling out for help". "I am sorry that all of this has happened", she said.
Hull had looked unsafe on the break but Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after half-time, scoring from close range after fantastic work from Raheem Sterling in the build-up, and from there it was plain sailing. "I must say he is my favourite player at City, for sure". Bravo has now conceded seven goals from the last seven shots on target that he has faced, but Guardiola chose to focus on his distribution, comparing it to that of the Bayern Munich and Barcelona custodians.
The Warriors overcame Damian Lillard & Co.in five games during last year's Western Conference semi-finals despite playing without Stephen Curry through the first three games. So when he was asked if the eighth-seeded Blazers could beat the best team in the National Basketball Association in six games or seven, he went with the optimistic answer.
Arsene Wenger faces renewed calls to resign after Arsenal's miserable season spiralled out of control with furious fans turning on his flops during their humiliating 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. The sixth-placed Gunners needed three points to keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualification, but the defeat leaves them seven points off the pace.
Mourinho explained how he had shut Chelsea down with relish and claimed his side would not have lost at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last month had Herrera's dismissal there not disrupted his plans. "This kind of game gives us confidence". " Chelsea didn't turn up and where was Conte today?" he asked. Manchester United showed that they will be players in next season's Premier League title race with a convincing 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Atletico de Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis, Koke, Gabi, Saul, Carrasco, Griezmann, Torres. The draw means Zinedine Zidane's side are just three points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table as the race for the title heats up.
Harry How/Getty ImagesRudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz is helped off the court past head coach Quin Snyder, by Boris Diaw #33 and medical staff during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on April 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Nadal has also done quite well in 2017, but somehow he is still to pick up his first title. Nadal will be out to snap a run of three straight defeats against Federer, including in the Melbourne final and at Indian Wells last month, where the Swiss won his fifth title.
The Raps backed into the game as they normally do, giving up 30 points in the first quarter. It's an inexcusable instance that has plagued an otherwise successful Raptors team in recent seasons - one expected to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
Garcia broke his 0-for-73 drought in major tournaments with the birdie putt on the 18th green. For the longest time Sunday, there were no roars at Augusta National. "He deserves it. He's had his fair share of heartbreak". I played well and he made a great rally. It so happens that the tournament he won was the most important of the calendar year.
But Tuchel says the result was put into perspective by the "shock" of Tuesday evening's events and the ongoing attempt to quantify what had happened. Pride. Kagawa struck in the 84th minute to give Dortmund hope for next week's return fixture in Monaco, despite the French team securing crucial away goals.
Rice correctly said in her interview that policymakers sometimes request to know the identities of Americans from NSA reports to understand these reports in certain circumstances. "Nothing of the sort occurred", Rice said on PBS "NewsHour" in her first interview since leaving her White House job. In reality, there is no indication Obama ever did any such thing.
Bournemouth cut the lead in half at just before the break thanks to Joshua King, but it was Alonso's brilliant free kick that ended all doubt. Chelsea winger Eden Hazard was interviewed by Sky Sports following his sublime performance against Bournemouth yesterday, as he netted his 14th league goal in a comfortable 3-1 victory at Dean Court.
And while that will be music to Tottenham fans' ears, the football on show at White Hart Lane on Saturday will have once again had them purring. "We've still got plenty to do this season so I don't want to think about it", Kane said of his achievement.