He was excited", Bradley said. Marcus Smart wasn't ready for that to happen. In addition to G Marcus Smart , F Amir Johnson also rejoined the Boston lineup after being replaced by Gerald Green in Game 2. Jonas Jerebko was incredible off the bench in the second half after not appearing in the first. "As soon as the ball went out his hands, you kind of knew that shot was going to go in because of how the game was just played throughout the second half".
But the Celtics continued to move the ball and themselves one (or more) steps ahead of Cleveland's sloppy defense, keeping the Cavs at bay and heading into halftime with a 57-47 lead. "The key for us was to chip away", said Bradley of the Celtics , who made 18 three-pointers for the game. Even though the loss was frustrating, it's not all doom and gloom according to James.
It was not a gamble. United's youngsters did not flounder against Sam Allardyce's experienced side in the league finale at Old Trafford , with Josh Harrop marking his first appearance with a goal that Paul Pogba added to as United comfortably won 2-0.
Well, it might not have followed the exact script. The Washington Capitals have overcome a 3-1 series deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to force a decisive Game 7 at the Verizon Center on Wednesday. Washington needs to go into Game 7 with the mentality that matching minors are as risky as giving up a power play and avoid it at all costs. This is the 10th time the Penguins and Capitals have hooked up in the playoffs, with the Penguins winning eight of the previous nine series.
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.
Besides the decision to move Alex Ovechkin to the third line, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov have both re-emerged as difference-makers. Now, even as the Penguins beat Holtby twice in the final four minutes Monday, the potential problem in net is unquestionably Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, who cursed himself after Burakovsky's second-period goal put the Caps up 2-0 - and then looked dicey the rest of the way.
Can Always Dreaming light up the horse-racing world and even draw in mainstream sports fans by winning the Preakness, thus allowing the opportunity for a second Triple Crown victor in the last three years? Shut up. Which brings us to the horse at the outside No. 10 post - Conquest Mo Money . It looks like a cold exacta: Classic Empire first, Always Dreaming second.
At least the fans had Southern California's murderous Friday afternoon traffic as a good excuse. Johansen may not have to worry about Kesler's stick as often the next two games, including Game 3 Tuesday night. "We need to play the same way, and they're going to go in some time ". They've waited 20 years and 19 seasons for a Conference Championship to be played out here, and they weren't going to let this night end in a loss.
If selected, the visit of the Baggies will also mark long-serving full-back Zabaleta's final appearance at the Etihad Stadium . Where can I watch Manchester City vs West Brom? Pep Guardiola has admitted he would have been sacked by Barcelona or Bayern Munich if he had underachieved there like he has at Manchester City this season.
This is nothing new for a Utah squad that used 23 different starting lineups throughout the 82-game season because of injuries and illnesses. In his first home game since injuring his calf April 16, Kevin Durant scored 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting.
I feel proud because it is a collective reward. The Korean too his chances when he played scoring five goals in six games and claiming one assist. Pochettino admits he needs to strengthen his squad but says Spurs will still not be able to match their rivals in the transfer market.
The last three ended in the first round. He has dealt with larger men in the past, but we haven't really seen him fight anybody of note since Anthony Johnson in 2012. "Cigano" notably inflicted Miocic's last loss in the octagon, winning via unanimous decision at a UFC on Fox card in Phoenix, Arizona. "This is going be the best dos Santos".
The "Closer" has led a total of 2,112 laps since 2014, almost a thousand more than Martin Truex Jr. "He's definitely feeling the worst of everybody", Patrick said. While it might not make much of a difference to the drivers, there is no doubt that the excitement ramps up under the bright lights for the night races.
Before that, the Cardinals had put together a couple runs in the fourth, but had been nearly silent since offensively. Cubs: Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant missed his second game with a stomach flu. Game two is today at 3:05 with Jon Lester going against Carlos Martinez . Tommy La Stella belted the third, touching Brett Cecil for his first of the year with one out in the seventh.
For instance: Rookie Jaylen Brown's plus/minus mark of 17, acquired during a respectable sample size of 26:11 while scoring exactly zero points. Bradley hit four 3-pointers and shot 12-for-19 overall as Boston took a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.
The last player other than Thomas to score 30 for Boston was Bradley on October 29. Washingtons John Wall is a blur who has personally dragged his team on 20-0 runs that turn close games to routs and make the Celtics look like the Generals.
There have been a lot of empty "Wait "til next year" season". What if the Ducks loss if for the better of the team? "That's what we need going forward into the next round". Maybe the most important lesson, however, was the one that came in Game 5's heartbreaking defeat. On the other side, the Eastern Conference finals matchup is set, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators battling for their conference's spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Memphis coach David Fizdale was fined $30,000 for criticizing the officials with his memorable "Take that for data" rant during a first-round series against San Antonio, while Houston owner Leslie Alexander was hit with a $100,000 fine for confronting a referee during a first-round game against Oklahoma City.
Slumping through the first half of the middle period, the Sens grabbed momentum by punishing the Rangers with a series of heavy shifts down low in the offensive zone. Washington? Their story to be continued... For the second game, Washington majorly out-shot the Penguins. Can Pittsburgh's offense get any better? Now I'm not trying to mock the Capitals or downgrade them as a team.
The Blueshirts realize they're in Ottawa's head, from the drop of the puck the Rangers need to continue to pressure the puck, score quick goals and never let off the pedal. "From doing that, I think we've been able to get some more pucks back and spend a longer time in their zone". Crosby had an assist and Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel scored for the Penguins, who lead the second-round series 3-2 with Game 6 back in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
We're going to go there and see what we're made of. "When we get those chances, we bear down and those are key goals for us". In the first-round series against Toronto, Holtby was criticized after he allowed four goals in three straight games, almost getting benched in Game 4.
He was assertive and on target with most of his shots. The game was played at Spurs pace, and the Rockets were forced to take a lot of hard floaters outside or near the edge of the paint, shots that didn't look within the natural flow of the Rockets offense.
At one point with 1:07 left Thomas hit a jumper from the free-throw line that had him falling over. He tallied six fewer assists than Wall, but entirely outshined Washington's floor general during crunch time . I don't know if I've seen him guard a guy of ( Bradley) Beal's caliber the way he guarded him. One game after the Wizards scored the first 16 points of the game only to fall behind by 15 in the third, they erupted for 42 points in the first quarter and opened a 13-point lead.
James nearly single-handedly led Cleveland back from a 25-point halftime deficit, the largest second-half comeback in playoff history and then made every big play over the final 90 seconds Sunday. "Our bench definitely got the game ball tonight", James told the Cleveland Plain Dealer after the game. "It wasn't so much what they did as much as it was what we didn't do".
I'm pretty sure a hockey conspiracy is afoot. "Why would you think otherwise?" Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury was again spectacular and kept his team in the game, despite his defense playing sloppily in front of him, turning the puck over on a number of occasions.
It's looking like a wide open Kentucky Derby. Pletcher's horses have won just about all the major Derby preps, some many times over. "With the average horse you couldn't do what we have done", Casse said. My second pick would be Tapwrit , a horse I think can bounce back from a lackluster previous race when fifth in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.
Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, battles for the ball with West Ham's Winston Reid during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium in London, Friday, May 5, 2017 . He just told me, "You know how I work and I want you to come here and be part of it, to try and work hard to achieve some trophies". "The team this week is in a good mood after the victory over Arsenal but this will be another hard game and we need to be ready to ...
Rinne outdueled St. Louis' Jake Allen with 32 saves, and the Predators are a victory from reaching the Western Conference final for the first time in franchise history. It was a tough pill for NY to swallow, but Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault remained as cool as ever, shrugging off the events and claiming "that's part of hockey".
This is perhaps this group's last best chance to win the Stanley Cup, after winning the Presidents' Trophy for the second straight season, before dealing with expiring contracts and salary-cap issues in the offseason, and now it is in serious jeopardy against their bitter rivals.
But eight of them were All-Stars. Obviously anything can happen in baseball, but that smells like a battle you're going to end up on the wrong side of the vast majority of the time. It was not supposed to be this easy, and maybe it never will be again. "He's just been a complete player". "Derek loved to have fun, loved to laugh and loved to play the game".
The Celtics began the game with a 14-4 run and finished the first period leading 30-18. While the Celtics won for the second straight time, the Bulls - despite Butler's effort, which included nine assists - continued to struggle offensively without injured point guard Rajon Rondo .
It just matters that the Raptors won. Holding on by the skin of their teeth, the Raptors pushed past the Bucks in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the Conference Semifinals where they'll face the Cleveland Cavaliers. They took a 28-24 lead into the second. Toronto has to be able to take advantage of a Cavaliers defense that has shown multiple faces this season, with many of them being average at best.
Now the St. Louis Blues are ready to test how the Predators respond to their first loss. They were flat-footed in the first two periods, and it cost them. Though the Blues would have been lost without Allen's contributions, it was the production of another player-on the offensive side of the ice-that was the primary force behind the Note's big victory.