Both the Cavaliers and Warriors have upgraded their rosters from a year ago, when they went seven games in an epic series that spawned the first comeback from a 3-1 deficit in Finals history and resulted in Cleveland winning its first pro sports championship since 1964.
The 31-year-old Russian will face either Camila Giorgi or Oceane Dodin in the second round. This time the Russian Ekaterina Makarova defeated her and she did it in only an hour and 23 minutes, prevailing 6-2 6-2. So it was a real pleasure to play in front of them and play how I played. And the German's lack of form was on display on the Philippe Chatrier court as her weak serve was broken a total of six times by Makarova.
In Game 5 against the Celtics on Thursday, James passed Michael Jordan as the leading all-time scorer in playoff history. Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the Cavs pushed off thoughts of what awaits them in Oakland next week.
LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader - surpassing Michael Jordan . Always aware, he walked back on defense after the historic shot with one finger held high in the air. "That's basically what happened". If the emotional toll wasn't enough for the 5-foot-9 Thomas, he also battled injuries throughout the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 ...
Sebastian Vettel , following on from fellow-German great Michael Schumacher in 2001, beamed and conducted his jubilant mechanics from the podium as they belted out the Italian national anthem. Vettel clocked a time of 1:44:44.340. We've just finished the race and who knows? Renault's Nico Hulkenberg was the first to retire, pulling over at the tunnel entrance with smoke coming out of the rear of his Renault on lap 16.
There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory. Download our online chat with Col. Brandon Pearce, chief information security officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. They have the stingiest defence in the playoffs this year, holding three opponents to an average of 99.1 points per 100 possessions, about nine points fewer than the average.
Indeed, the run-up to the 101st running of the Indy 500 has seen a full-fledged case of Alomania and has come at the expense of many other aspects surrounding Sundays race . Alonso , who is bypassing this week's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix to test himself in the world's biggest race , has learned quickly on the Indy rectangle.
Then, they added Kevin Durant over the summer. "I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body", Thomas said. Not especially for Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving , who finally had health on his side for an entire regular season before helping lead the team to a 12-1 record over the first three rounds of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, which secured the franchise's third straight trip to The Finals.
He was actually taking into concussion protocol after the goal was scored. But if the Anaheim Ducks goalie cannot play in Game 6, head coach Randy Caryle has full confidence that back-up Jonathan Bernier can come in and get the job done.
If the path seemed to bore you, and the week off that will feel like the time before the Super Bowl ("LeBron, if you were a tree...") is taking the edge and anticipation off of the Finals, take a step back. "We're definitely disappointed. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Celtics' Avery Bradley said. Yeah? How did that comment work out? James briefly celebrated breaking the record by raising his right index finger to signal No.
The McLaren driver , who will not drive in next week's Monaco Grand Prix in order to compete in the famous American race, finished seventh with a four-lap average of 230.034mph. Bourdais, a four-time ChampCar champion, won the season-opening IndyCar race in St. Petersburg, Fla., in March. "We've run him before, on road courses and here (at Indianapolis)", Coyne said.
James is the queen on a basketball chess board: the piece that controls the action like no other. Ruth had three homers in the Series, including one in the decisive sixth game. As James' detractors - and Jordan truthers - are wont to do, there will be an attempt to discredit this feat. Will Kevin Durant's cuckold-ish scampering to San Francisco be rewarded with a championship ring? Steve Kerr, who is still experiencing complications from back surgery two years ago, hasn't been on the ...
Subban getting the Cup victor in an overtime frame. The Predators were the last team to qualify for this year's shinny tournament and the first to get to the final. "I thought it was our time ". You need to be Logged in to sign up for Express Login. "Probably a lot of things go unnoticed, but I don't think his two goals will go unnoticed".
Meanwhile United fans thanked their historic rivals for the shows of support and solidarity in a night which secures the Red Devils Champions League football for next season. We come without the happiness that we should bring with us because when you come for these big matches, you go happy, you go proud and we didn't. The France midfielder, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus, put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area.
The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . Most expected the Warriors and Cavaliers to vie for the championship this season. Now here comes Game 4, with James picking up personal fouls at a pace commonly seen by his defenders. But you don't remember Miami 106, Charlotte 73 in Game 7 of their first-round series. "Honestly, I don't really care who we play", Lacob said, per The Mercury News, after the Warriors swept the Spurs.
Finding a parking space on Newbury Street lucky. The Celtics never held a lead in the game, not even during its opening minutes, and were down by 20 points as early as the first quarter. There's a lot of bond that's created with that, especially on a team that has some success. In 2016, Irving averaged almost five more points and one more steal than Curry.
Chelsea will be looking to secure the domestic double after Antonio Conte sealed their fifth Premier League title in his first season in English football. "I don't think Chelsea will be wanting to rest on their laurels". Conte does not believe Saturday's game will be Wenger's last though, and praised the Arsenal boss for the work he has done over the last two decades.
Halftime rolled around and Boston's lead was still at just 10 points. After erasing a 21-point deficit, Avery Bradley won the game 111-108 for the Celtics on a three-ball that danced on the rim before falling through. But this season was about Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. If LeBron gets even a tiny angle on you, it's over. We've got a lot of guys with a lot of playoff minutes who've been in situations like that before.
Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter. "I kept telling the guys we've been through this before". You wonder if anybody ever will in the National Football League. They set an National Basketball Association playoff record by erasing that deficit in the second half on their way to a 119-114 victory.
Kevin Love was terrific in the series opener with 32 points on 16 shots, and he was Cleveland's best player in the Game 3 loss with 28 points and 10 boards. Backcourt partner Avery Bradley wasn't much better as he went 7-of-19 from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. Sure, Boston ended up losing Game 4 - and heck the Cavs nearly covered in the end, too.
The Boston Celtics shocked the basketball world when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 21. "A game like that just happens", Lue said. CLEVELAND (AP ) - Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.
One week earlier, the Golden State Warriors trailed by 25 points at home to the San Antonio Spurs before rallying to win Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, but that Lazarus maneuver was nearly expected. One must think that Boston intends on using the duo's skills next season. The defending National Basketball Association champions can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Friday in Boston.
He was excited", said Avery Bradley , whose buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave the C's the 111-108 win. Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith reacts against the Boston Celtics during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals May 21 in Cleveland .
Senators coach Guy Boucher believes his squad got overly excited in Game 5, losing its identity by trying to go head to head with the Penguins , playing a run-and-gun skill game. "It's all about desperation at this time of the year". In the first three games of this series , the Penguins scored a total of three goals, making Senators' goalie Craig Anderson look like a star.
The Ducks will try to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole for the second consecutive series. The Ducks would make another mistake, however, when Silfverberg completely missed a pass to Getzlaf at the point that led to a Arvidsson chance going the other way.