Durant's 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds remaining was the go-ahead basket as the Warriors scored the game's final 11 points. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 21 points in the first half, sinking five-of-seven from 3-point range, while Durant added 16 and Curry 14 off four-of-six 3-point shooting.
Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins . Goalie Pekka Rinne has raised his level of play while being supported by a defense with a top four of Ryan Ellis , Roman Josi , Mattias Ekholm and P.K.
But after being so close previous year and falling short, the Warriors know how hard the next two will be. From there, playing for the United States Olympic team at the Rio Games lasted until mid-August, which offered him just a month of rest before the Cavs' training camp began.
As the Penguins head back to Pittsburgh in an attempt to regain an advantage in the series during Game 5, Murray didn't sound dejected about the results of the last two games. While Rinne leaves Nashville having given up only two goals in the two games, Matt Murray gave up eight on 58 shots. It was Crosby's first goal of the series.
It's not easy to discern which of these four factors is most significant, even if Cavaliers superstar LeBron James believes he has the answer: "KD". The Cavaliers might like to believe they're an uptempo team, but a brief check of the season's statistics tell a different story. "So just the way he played on the defensive end, the way he played on the offensive end, he's been doing it all playoffs long, but in these Finals, he's really picked it up, and it's been huge for us".
Kerr , who said before the game that he made the decision to step in for assistant Mike Brown on Sunday morning, was greeted by the Oracle Crowd with a standing ovation, and he responded with a grateful wave. Curry scanned the box score after the game, skipped past his triple-double, and pointed out his eight turnovers as an area he needs to shore up. You kind of know that he's going to dominate the game, and you try to do - there's certain spots on the floor that we have rules and you ...
Thompson said he will continue to crash the glass before worrying about retreating back on defense , even though Golden State outscored Cleveland 27-9 in fastbreak situations in Game 1 . In a mouth-watering match up of two talent-stacked rosters, the Warriors again showed they had the greater firepower, thanks largely to the addition of Kevin Durant since they lost last season's finals series to the Cavaliers .
And that would be to win just one game. LeBron made multiple mistakes passing into these rotations, which cost them numerous points on the other end. Off the court the addition has had a ripple effect. "And it is with him". "I saw (actor) Kevin Hart on the sidelines". Still, it took the mighty Warriors six games to finally vanquish a vastly outmanned Cavalier squad.
I've made my share of bad picks over the years , too, but thankfully I'm no Stephen A. Smith (who has somehow managed to go 0-for-6 picking the victor of the past six NBA Finals ). Still, I'm still going to do it and take the Cavs in 7. "I want to annihilate them". Caught on camera by TMZ.com when Riley was in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, Riley was asked if he was rooting for James against the Golden State Warriors .
Earlier, courtesy Tamim's ninth ODI hundred and a 166- run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged off the disappointment of a batting debacle against India in the practice game. Other innovations at the Champions Trophy include the use of high-technology drones to provide more in-depth pitch analysis and a virtual reality system that allows fans to experience what it's like to face the world's best bowlers.
Root struck his 10th hundred as England gunned down Bangladesh's 305/6. He had played 41 of England's previous 44 one-day internationals leading up to the Champions Trophy , so it was unusual when Eoin Morgan said they had made a horses-for-courses choice.
Asked if there was a "narrative" - his word - for the 2017 Finals , and he said "yeah, win championships". Check out the definitive 2017 NBA Finals on-feet guide and stay tuned for more updates throughout the NBA Finals right here on Sneaker News.
Pekka Rinne had one of his best games in the postseason, stopping 32 shots. Wilson and Watson's goals were the second each have scored this postseason, Aberg's was his first. These are the playoffs. Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Last night, the Stanley Cup Finals kicked off with an energetic game one between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins . Dead catfish, it turns out, are potentially risky objects. It didn't stop the Penguins from knocking off Columbus in five games and Washington in seven. He made the saves he needed to make when the Penguins needed them and, by all accounts, didn't do anything to lose the game for his team, if only because his team didn't lose.
PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The Pittsburgh Penguins kept Pekka Rinne plenty busy this time . Trying for their second Stanley Cup win in a row, the Penguins again host the Predators for Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Most Pittsburgh Game Ever? Capitals: MacLellan plans tweaks, not overhaul ARLINGTON, Va. - Brian MacLellan has the power to completely remake the Washington Capitals in the wake of another early playoff exit and he faces a salary-cap crunch that would justify it.
Last season, James lit it up for 49.4 percent to wrestle away the hardware and the championship. James is probably closer to Jordan's legacy than many Bulls fans want to admit. The Cavs All-Star guard made his now famous go-ahead, step-back 3-pointer. Under Armour . And then there's Big Baller. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) defends against Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals , Sunday, ...
And I hate to keep agreeing with Harper , but he was right on point with what he said after the game on Monday. Strickland received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine. Washington RHP Max Scherzer (5-3, 2.77 ERA) starts the series finale Wednesday against RHP Matt Cain (3-3, 4.45) in a rematch of Game 4 of the 2012 World Series when Scherzer was with Detroit.
An official decision from the club is set for Wednesday May 31, but the picture has gotten crystal clear by Tuesday evening itself. For the first time in two decades the Gunners have not qualified for the Champions League and the spotlight, like never before, is being shone on the long-serving figure of Wenger and whether his time at Arsenal is up.
James has played 212 career playoff games ― and is now in the NBA Finals for a seventh straight time. The consistently high scoring averages, including five postseasons with 30 points or higher, have allowed James to pass Jordan's all-time Playoff point total in 212 games .
The Kawhi Leonard injury in the opening game ruined the Spurs chances and vilified Zaza Pachulia. Golden State has glowed in this postseason, becoming the first team to start 12-0 while winning by an average of 16.3 points per game - the highest margin league history.
The other big story on Sunday was the collective sigh of relief after 2008 Indy 500 victor Scott Dixon walked away unscathed from one of the scariest wrecks in the race's history. "Ryan had a failure, I don't know if that was the same as ours", Brown said. During its hang time, Castroneves actually drove his vehicle under Dixon's; he sped by in the infield grass without incurring a scratch.
I would say I've gotten a little bit better. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love , left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals , on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston .
While this may be unprecedented in the National Basketball Association, it has happened once before in the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball with matchups that included some of those sports' biggest stars. They're coming out and their hitting us, and they don't care who you are. So with that behind them, what do the Cavs have to worry about? Actually, it doesn't even keep you in the NFL.
The guard has met with at least one specialist already, but will likely need to wait for the swelling to subside before allowing doctors to determine the proper course of action. "He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us - starting next Thursday". "I'm going to be honest". "This will be talked about long after us", Green said.
The Finals don't start for anther week. The shot put him past Jordan for the most points in playoffs history: 5,995 and counting after James concluded another masterpiece with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. By going unbeaten in three series to reach the NBA Finals , the Warriors broke the previous record for best start in NBA postseason history, which the Los Angeles Lakers set twice with 11-0 runs in 1989 and 2001.
They trailed by 20 points for the first time in the first quarter after the Cavaliers opened with a 6-for-11 barrage from 3-point range, and were ultimately buried when, for the second time in the series, the Cavaliers finished with 19 3-pointers.
If anyone would prefer seeing Barnes suited up instead of Durant, I don't know them. "No matter what happens, let's make sure I come back even better ", he told reporters . The Warriors swept all three of their playoff series , winning by an average of 16 points per game. You're not going to hold on to a pick in 2019 and not acquire a player who can unlock another level and bring Cleveland a title.
Wenger , targeted by some fans who believe it is time for the club to say farewell to the 67-year-old, has so far refused to disclose whether he will sign a new contract. We need you out talking to people for Labour. The German worldwide has been unable to train this week but Wenger is going to make a late decision over his availability so Per Mertesacker is on stand-by to deputise at the back.
He'd played 13 of 18 possible minutes when he was subbed out. " Coming out at half-time, I just wanted to be aggressive and lead my guys and leave it all out there on the floor ", Irving said. "This team is a insane team". Heading into Game 3, the Cavaliers could not of been on a higher note. Why watch the backups duke it out in the fourth when I could get some extra sleep for the start of the week? The Cavaliers won 101-93 and swept the Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Celtics pulled off the improbable comeback upset in Game 3 before Kyrie Irving and James combined to bring the defending champions back from 16 points down to win Game 4 Tuesday night. Miles jumper away from losing Game 1 at home to IN, then fell behind by 25 at halftime of Game 3 before rallying for a historic victory. Cleveland has received the nod as betting chalk in each of its 12 postseason outings this spring but has been a disappointment to bettors when favored by more than 10 ...
James will appear in his seventh consecutive Finals as he seeks his fourth title. The point guard scored 12 of the Cavs' last 14 points in the first half and then poured in a franchise playoff-record 21 in the third period, including an wonderful 19 in the final 4:48.
But this is their chance to make a statement, as the victor takes home the trophy and earns a spot in the 2017-18 Champions League group stage . We deserve to be there. However, it's more likely that the likes of Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have to play their roles and step up against Ajax .