I think that alone is enough to push the Clippers past the Jazz in this playoff series. He's also looking for the 10th sweep of his career and he's coming off a 41-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist masterpiece as the Cavs pulled off an NBA-playoff-record rally from 25 points down at halftime to win Game 3 on Thursday night.
The Bulls didn't trail in the second half, using a 10-0 scoring run - which included eight points from Wade - to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter on the way to the convincing win. We knew their stuff, jut like they knew ours. Chyna Thomas died Saturday morning in a tragic vehicle accident, near Tacoma, Washington. An emotional Isaiah Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points, along with six rebounds and six assists.
Durant started off the bloodbath with a triple after missing the previous two games with a calf injury. The visitors built a 72-48 lead by the end of the opening half. "But you can tell he's still hurting a bit", forward Kevin Durant said. Now, a series marked by ill feelings that went so far as Markieff Morris calling Millsap "a crybaby" is down to a best-of-three.
The Spanish worldwide penned a new contract at Old Trafford until June 2019 days after the transfer window closed, with the Costa Rican Keylor Navas - who would have been a makeweight in the deal - re-establishing himself as the first choice for Los Blancos .
The 21-year-old England star has again been in scintillating form for the north London club this season as they challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title. Kante ranks second in the Premier League for total tackles made (110) this season behind only Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, and third for tackles per game (3.5) behind the Senegal global and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
Kyrie Irving added 28 points for the Cavs, who await the victor of the Bucks-Raptors series. Pacers All-Star Paul George had a chance to tie the game but his three-point attempt with one second left didn't draw rim. Three nights after the Pacers lost a 25-point halftime lead, they erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit Sunday before falling short in the end. The league also fined Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of their first-round playoff series ...
The central bank will hold its next monthly board meeting on Tuesday. It lifted the annual CPI rate to 2.1% and just inside the Reserve Bank's 2% to 3% target band. "Not a lot in this is going to rock the boat one way or the other", said Michael Blythe, chief economist at CBA. The Australian dollar lost a little ground on the numbers, dropping from about 75.45 USA cents prior to the release to around 75.2 United States cents.
Jonathan Pearce: "This is huge". Should Chelsea hold on and clinch the title, they can achieve the double for the first time since 2009-10 under Carlo Ancelotti - and in Conte's first season - with FA Cup final victory over Arsenal on May 27.
Tottenham's Dele Alli also won the young player prize for the second successive year, while Manchester City's Lucy Bronze won the Women's Player of the Year award. "The engine, the energy he brings, the enthusiasm - he is my player of the season". Birmingham's 19-year-old midfielder Jess Carter is young player of the year.
Bale has had an injury-ravaged season after suffering ankle ligament damage in November which kept him out for three months. "I trust in the people [doctors] who work at the club". Commenting on concerns about Bale's setback, Zidane said: "Injuries happen, it is part of a player's life, nobody can do anything about that". "Nobody can do anything about that".
Victory would establish him as the world's leading heavyweight and therefore in a position where he could become one of the sport's richest fighters, further diminishing any lure Vegas - long considered the world's fight capital - may have had.
Kante has become one of the most influential midfielders in the division, playing a huge role in Leicester's memorable title win last season and looking good for a second successive championship, this time with Chelsea . Cahill had fought illness in his bid to be included after missing the recent FA Cup semi-final win against Spurs, and the England worldwide couldn't hide his delight as he celebrated.
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have laid the foundations this season for "better years to come". "It doesn't matter what happens in terms of titles we win or don't win", he told Sky Sports . Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling have all had dressing-downs from Mourinho this season. When you give everything you have I can not demand more .
Colton Sissons also scored and Viktor Arvidsson added an empty-net goal as Nashville completed the franchise's first playoff sweep. Led by Rinne and a terrific defensive performance by their lines and defensive pairings, the Predators limited the high-scoring Blackhawks to only three goals in 13 periods.
Banks is speaking of his despair about the Fury shocker as he and Klitschko prepare for Saturday night's mega-fight in front of a record 90,000 crowd at Wembley Stadium against Anthony Joshua. "I am definitely going over to scout". Perhaps unfortunately for the powerful young Englishman - who like Klitschko is an Olympic gold medallist - no prediction of gloom and doom is forthcoming.
Palace boss Sam Allardyce said: "Wilfried's contract has a considerable time to run". "Tomkins will definitely miss Palace's clash with Tottenham at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, while he is now also a major doubt for the remaining games of the campaign against Burnley, Manchester City, Hull and Manchester United".
As his loved ones prepared to mourn him, the three suicide notes Hernandez left behind in his jail cell were turned over to his family, ABC News reports . Lawyers for the three families say they will move ahead with the lawsuits against his estate. According to the Boston Globe , which obtained the sidebar discussions from court in New Bedford on Monday, the prison is on lockdown , in part because of issues related to Hernandez and things that happened to him.
Chris Coghlan was on first after base when the ball was hit but waited to see if it would be caught by right fielder Stephen Piscotty. Molina was expecting a collision at the plate, but was unable to place a tag as Coghlan flipped over top of the catcher, landing on home plate with his right hand and shoulder.
The Grizzlies were able to hold serve at home in Games 3 and 4, but beating the Spurs at the AT&T Center will take some heroics as they weren't even competitive in the first two games of the series . "For our young guys, those first few games they had the jitters and maybe coming home, getting their feet wet here, playing well and now going back out on the road, they will feel a little bit more comfortable".
Alli could yet inspire Spurs to the Premier League title at the same time, with Mauricio Pochettino's guys just four points adrift of Chelsea with six matches to go. "We are going to fight for both and give our best to win these two competitions". Beckham, who won 115 England caps and starred at club level for Manchester United, followed ex-Red Devils team-mate Ryan Giggs in winning the Merit prize.
Jazz: Gobert, who injured his knee just 17 seconds into the series opener, joined two assistant coaches for a pregame meal in the media dining room, an area rarely visited by players. "Him and his people with deal with that". He shot 7-18 in Game 1 , which is also quite subpar. especially for a guy that connected on better than 47 percent of his shots from the field during the regular year.
Although the latter have not enjoyed the popularity of the Niantic title, they are still highly valued by users. However, the game's premium price has been controversial, with not almost as many people actually purchasing the full game as there were people who just downloaded the free version.
Tottenham , who Chelsea beat in last Saturday's FA Cup semi-final, play their game in hand on Wednesday at Crystal Palace. "I think because we are doing good things, the clubs with a lot of potential are focused on our players, on our talented players", the Argentinian said.
Speculation about her pregnancy began earlier Wednesday when Williams posted a picture of herself on Snapchat. Williams will take maternity leave for the rest of 2017 after the superstar's management confirmed she was expecting her first child in the northern hemisphere autumn.
Antonio Conte: "Now it is important to refocus because we have only two and a half days to rest and recover and prepare very well because against Southampton we have a tough game, and we must know Tottenham will fight to the end to win the title".
In Game 3, both of them scored 30 points as combined and also played well defensive play. They have won the last three matches in the best-of-seven series, and a victory in Game 4 will see them ease them into the next round. They're a good team. "Right now, you've got to have some pride in having a sweep on the line and try to go get this next one on Monday and go from there a game at a time".
It is important for prison cells to be a place that inmates can be mentally stable. "I am going to be as secure as I can be in making the right decisions". The casket was open, he said, and Hernandez's brother, D.J., head football coach of Ledyard High School in CT, became very emotional. He was convicted of that killing in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
The New England Patriots could opt to hold on to Butler this season, pairing him with big-time free agent signing Stephon Gilmore. What the Saints needed more was a versatile back to make them more dynamic in the passing game and help make up for some of the production lost in the trade of wideout Brandin Cooks to the Patriots.
Free throws played a huge role in the game. Following the party, the Rockets will offer $1 menu items inside the arena from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., including beer , soda, nachos and hot dogs. If Nene goes 12/12 one more time, the Thunder are gone fishing. The Houston Rockets have been brilliant in the NBA Playoffs so far and are on the course to reach the second round as well.
The Blues are four wins away from clinching the Premier League title, but Tottenham are hot on their heels. " You must try to have balance with the fixtures and put both teams in the best situation to fight ". Then, on Sunday, The Blues learned Arsenal would be their 2017 FA Cup final opponents after The Gunners saw off Man City 2-1 after extra-time. The match will take place at Stamford Bridge.
Initial tests have revealed the damage, with Bayern saying in a statement he would "undergo a thorough examination on arrival in Munich prior to a decision on the appropriate treatment". Now Neville - who played alongside Ronaldo during his formative years at Manchester United - believes the 32-year-old could now reinvent himself as he loses some of the pace that helped to establish himself on the world stage.
While the Blue Jackets offense finally got going in Game 3, Bobrovsky - and the defense's play around him - will need to step up to avoid a sweep. Fleury is hot and he knows he has something to prove this post-season. Jake Guentzel added a goal and an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champions. The tying goal brought with it plenty of controversy. Columbus will be without sensational rookie defender Zach Werenski , who was lost for the year after taking a Phil Kessel shot to the ...
Bilic took the decision to drop keeper Darren Randolph in favour of Adrian following last weekend's 2-2 draw at Sunderland. West Ham held Europa-League chasing Everton to a tiresome goalless Premier League draw at the London Stadium . They did exactly that with a battling defensive display which not only made the Belgian worldwide a spectator for most of the game, it also resulted in Everton failing to register a shot on target in the whole match.
Arda Turan, Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and match-winner Messi were in a gleeful mood as they look to extend their lead over Real by three points before their rivals take to the field. Apart from the thrilling league campaign, Barca have Alaves to contend with in the Copa del Rey final on 27 May, while Real take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals on 2 May.
Being the home fighter is the main thing. I think he's ready. And given what happened at the pre-fight press conference between Haye and Bellew, when punches were thrown, it might be a good idea for Froch and Wilder to be placed in between the pair.
Kathrine Switzer was told that running a marathon was impossible. She didn't set out to shatter stereotypes or change the culture of sports forever - but that's exactly what she did. Shortly after the race began, one of the race officials, Jock Semple, approached Switzer. Kirui is the first Kenyan to win the race since Wesley Korir's victory in 2012.
Dutch rider Kirsten Wild claimed the silver medal, with Amy Cure of Australia taking the bronze. It was New Zealand's first world championship medal in the event since the move to four-woman teams over 4000m, and their first since the bronze medal at Apeldoorn in 2011.
Noel Acciari and David Backes also scored for the Bruins. The Senators buzzed the Bruins to start OT with a clean sheet of ice, twice hitting the post before Dion Phaneuf won it with a goal from the left point seconds after his team's power play had expired.
We knew that we were going to have make a little climb here. I think we've risen for a lot of those. Zack Kassian delivered game-winning goals in Games 2 and 3, David Desharnais had the assist on the game-tying goal late in regulation in Game 5 and then scored the overtime-winner in that game and Anton Slepyshev scored the game-winner in the clincher.
ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES: Gasol hit the game victor but it was point guard Mike Conley doing his best two keep up with Leonard that kept Memphis in the game and helped them even the series . Green just scored five points with one block and the Bertans added his 3 points with two blocks. He did 7-10 three points with eight rebounds, three assists, and six streaks.
Irving added 28 points and Williams had 14, and now the Cavaliers have a full week off before they play either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals starting May 1 in Cleveland. Leading the cheers from the bench were Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , who didn't play in the fourth quarter as underappreciated Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue stuck with the players who were getting the job done.
Games 3 and 4 will be in IN in this best-of-seven series . "We're right there", said Cleveland forward LeBron James after posting 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. They know they can compete. "We have to keep that up every single night". "We have a chance to do something that we've all been wanting to do all season", James said .
I will never understand this, never. "The Premier League is a different competition , we know Spurs are a fantastic team and they wont be too down just because they lost one game, so it will be hard until the end". Conte confirmed that he has no new injury concerns ahead of Southampton's visit to Stamford Bridge, and said he expects Gary Cahill to be available again after being hospitalised by gastroenteritis last week.
Liverpool have spent only two weeks outside the top four since September but could be out of the Champions League places when they kick off at Watford next Monday. "Because of that mental resilience we are fighting back now and getting results , and the more results we get the more confidence we build and the results we've had recently nobody would have expected".
I don't want to hear that. We are all in this together. After all, the question "why does the team struggle without Westbrook on the floor?" is pretty easily answered with "because Westbrook is our best player". "I felt like I had good shots in Game 2". In the final five minutes, the Rockets started fouling Andre Roberson after Roberson missed his first six free throws of the game - and 11 of the series.
On the contrary, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella admitted he was disappointed with the result but was still proud of his team. William Karlsson, Boone Jenner and Markus Nutivaara, in his playoff debut, each had a goal and an assist to help the Blue Jackets get their first playoff win in three years and their first-ever in regulation.
You can see we didn't play with total trust, but overall we actually wished to win", the Arsenal manager told Sky Sports . "After he can give us the extra bit (going forward) that is important as well". " Middlesbrough gave everything. It's one of their last chances to stay in the league". Arsene Wenger looks poised to revert to a flat back four when Arsenal face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final showdown at Wembley on Sunday.
Prof Chadwick says Sharapova's management and advisers, those who look after her profile, grabbed hold of a hard situation very quickly. "Her return in the Porsche Arena is a fabulous present for our fantastic spectators and is certain to be one of the sporting and emotional highlights of our anniversary tournament ", he said.
Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1 who will be coming back from maternity leave in August, told Omnisport that Sharapova's return was "good for tennis ". "Those that stuck with her value the association of her brand with their brands". When the ITF sentenced Sharapova in June 2016, they said Sharapova's transgression was "unintentional", but that she bore " sole responsibility " for her situation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers will have backup guard Austin Rivers at their disposal for Game 5 of their opening-round series Tuesday against Utah. Wizards at Hawks, Washington leads 2-1. Yes, Cleveland won all four games, but they only outscored Portland by a combined total of 16 points , making it one of the least dominant sweeps in National Basketball Association playoff history.