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Game 3 is huge.
Leonard is the only member of the Spurs that can create his own shot from the perimeter. I see no reason at this point to pretend that the ex-Trailblazer is anything that he's not. Dejounte Murray was in the 18th percentile during the regular season.
I would love to see the Spurs start an offense of possession with Aldridge on the opposite side of the paint from where he wants to post up, and have someone set a cross the screen for him so that he can have deeper post position when he receives the ball. San Antonio was never competitive without Leonard in Game 2, losing by 36 points and trailing by at least 20 points in the final 34 minutes.
"It's tough, but it's a long series", guard Patty Mills said. The Spurs have shown that they can not withstand an extended absence from Kawhi Leonard. "Guys were playing off him and getting easy looks".
Had Leonard played in Game 2, the outcome likely would have been the same.
Kevin Durant added 16 points for Golden State and Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Golden State was so dominant that it had more assists (39) than the Spurs had made field goals (37). The more compelling truth is that the Warriors have pressed their post-Leonard advantage, outscoring the Spurs, 194-133, putting math to not only the matter of belief but the different in present talent levels as well. "Now the real challenge is going on the road and trying to get some wins".
After Cleveland decimated the Celtics in a Game 1 win that was far less of a contest than the final score might indicate, a Warriors-Cavs Finals seems nearly guaranteed, with Golden State being the favorites to win the championship according to oddsmakers at Sports Betting Dime. They will need their star, but he is not a guarantee to suit up in this game or in any subsequent games in the playoffs for that matter.
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North also argues that even with the tax, the big banks can still under-cut the smaller lenders, who have to pay more for money. The easiest way for them to do this would be to raise the variable rates on their mortgage offerings by around 0.15%-0.20%.
If that's the case, it might not be until Finals that there is an opponent with the confidence to stand up to the Warriors.
The Eastern Conference Finals began last night (Wednesday) between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the defending National Basketball Association champs, the No. 2 seed, and the Boston Celtics, the No. 1 seed. "And this particular individual [Pachulia] has a history with that kind of action". Curry will be well-rested along with his other teammates, and that bodes well for them.
Game two was no contest for the Warriors.
That pace of domination by Golden State likely can not be maintained as the series heads to Texas, nor does it need to be.
But Golden State's style is defined largely by its use of defense and pace, which it lacked through much of Game 1.
With the Spurs, this is magnified even further after they lost Game 2 Tuesday night by the score of 136-100 in an absolutely humiliating effort. But he played eight seasons with the Spurs and won three rings under Popovich, so... We saw how the San Antonio's fate turned upside down in the third quarter, and a full matchup of that kind of unimaginative effort will quickly turn the second game into a blow-out.
But with senior captain Gage Brymer out due to an upper-body medical procedure, all three are now in the singles lineup. We had the right game plan coming in, we know what they like to do and we know who we are.
As the Wizards face the most important game in franchise history in almost 40 years, the Wizards need to treat this as such. He continued to stay aggressive and drive to the basket, but for the most part was unable to get around his defender.
Alex broke down Rinne's perfomance yesterday and gave us an idea of what to expect tonight, which is the biggest question mark. The Predators are the first National Hockey League team to win 10 straight playoff games at home since Detroit in 1997-98.
The Chicago Bulls are in a position where they need to hit on a few draft picks in consecutive years to turn around the franchise. Since the advent of the lottery for the 1985 National Basketball Association draft, the Pistons haven't had very much luck.
The server operates as a "sinkhole" to collect information about malware - and in Friday's case kept the malware from escaping. A hacking group leaked the exploit in a trove of other National Security Agency spy tools last month.
We all can't afford to buy our moms a fancy dinner but if you try to recreate one of her favorite foods it won't go unnoticed. We recognize so many different kinds of moms. "From you , we learn to raise hell, the bar, and our voices".
But those friends from pre-school to graduation, are still friends, and they will be the best friends I ever had. It can prop up a player for time spent on the floor in successful lineups that have little to do with him.
The two presidents' statements also didn't touch on another key Turkey-related issue: the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen. Last week, JOL reported that Trump approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurds in order to help them fight ISIS in Raqqa.
The HTC 10 achieved a paltry IP53 certification, which basically meant it was wise to keep it as far away from water as possible. You can check the location-based information such as weather and several other widget-like settings from the secondary display .
The first battle between Stipe Miocic and Junior do Santos was a brutal slugfest that saw both men trading blows for five rounds. Boxing is set up for big things with Joshua at the helm, which has some calling him the first billion-dollar fighter.
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Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal + Trailer
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Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft
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Bobby Ryan Lifts Senators Past Penguins In OT In Game 1
Hornqvist hit post to start the power play but from there the Senators did a good job limiting Pittsburgh's chances on Anderson. But for a backup goalie who was just OK during the regular season, you have to wonder if Fleury is coming back down to earth.
Karlsson leads Senators past Rangers into East finals
How it happened: For the first time in the series, Ottawa struck first, less than five minutes in, courtesy of Mike Hoffman. Whatever got past the defense was stopped by Anderson. "That's what special players do", Stone said of Karlsson.
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Don't a lot of us have those? Most Texans with pre-existing conditions and no access to job-based coverage weren't as fortunate. I don't understand the GOP's glee at the notion of killing something that - while truly flawed - is helping people.
Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart
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Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud
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