LeBron James - who is heading to the Finals for a record eighth straight year - played all 48 minutes of Game 7, scoring 35 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Now, the only question is who the Cavaliers will play for a chance at their second title in three years: The Rockets host Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Golden State on Monday night, and the victor will host the opener of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Cleveland has faced the Warriors in the last three NBA Finals, winning in 2016 and losing in 2015 and 2017. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be played Thursday on the home court of the Western Conference champion. The Celtics led by as many as 12 points in the first half, and they had a 51-47 lead midway through the third quarter when James hit a long 3-pointer and then Green made a 3 of his own.
Golden State did it playing again without forward Andre Iguodala , who missed his third straight game of the series with a bone bruise in his left knee sustained in Game 3. The Rockets led 39-22 after the first quarter behind four early threes from Eric Gordon . I'll be honest. I'm embarrassed with how the Houston Rockets played in Game 6.
On Monday night, the airwaves are a little more crowded than on Sunday, with ABC airing a new Bachelorette , Fox running two bonus episodes of the just-canceled Lucifer , and NBC offering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Playing without Kevin Love , the Cavaliers rallied back from an eight-point first-quarter deficit. "I talked about the pain is part of the path", Stevens said.
This seems obvious. When playing a four-time MVP, you should hope to make him earn everything he gets. It was also his last Game 7 until he conquered the Indiana Pacers in the first round of this year's postseason. "Not all 48, no", Lue said. Stevens said the team doctors checked on him "and he's great". "I didn't see him coming", said Tatum, who stayed in the game and played 39 minutes.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has called for evidence surrounding allegations of corruption involving the curator of a Sri Lankan Test pitch to be handed over to the International Cricket Council. Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday suspended a player and a groundsman who allegedly agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test against England , as police launched an investigation into the claims.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are aiming for their sixth European title against Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid, who are looking to claim an unprecedented third Champions League title in a row. "We feel terribly let down by Kiev airport and can assure all customers effected will be getting a full refund over the next seven days", the statement added.
Teams will have the option of fining the offender. The new policy requires team personnel, including players, to "stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem" if they're on the field at that time. He said he was "crushed" when Trump called the protesting players "sons of b-ches". And I think our leadership in the National Basketball Association understands that when the NFL players were kneeling, they were kneeling to protest police brutality, to protest racial inequality.
I've won five Champions Leagues , five Ballon d'Ors. "In the next few days I'll give the fans an answer because they are the ones who have always been by my side, " Ronaldo said. This is possibly the greatest goal ever to grace a Champions League final and will be remembered for years to come. Over 150,000 outraged Liverpool fans have signed a petition to retroactively punish Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after he was involved in a tussle with Mo Salah that left the latter with a ...
Paul, a nine-time All-Star, has never been to an NBA Finals in his 13 seasons. With Paul wearing warm-ups and watching from the bench, the Rockets roared out to a 17-point lead after the first quarter and led by 10 at halftime. Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will not play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals . Thompson's second-half outburst - reminiscent of his landscape-changing Game 6 showing against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West ...
The 21-year-old is predominantly a central midfielder but he's capable of playing out on the wings if needed so his versatility would be a useful asset if Arsenal were able to lure him to the Emirates. Lichtsteiner has scored 14 goals in 250 appearances for Juve since signing from Lazio in August 2011. Lichtsteiner announced he would be leaving the Bianconeri in early May having helped the club to their seventh successive Serie A title, with the Switzerland worldwide having ended ...
Salah ( Liverpool's leading goalscorer this season with 44 goals in all competitions) tangled with Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid's captain locked his right arm in to the Egyptian forward who slammed into the pitch. "He's got the whole summer to think about it and when you make mistakes in massive games like that they will be with you for the rest of your life, because people will remember them and keep reminding you of them".
Houston made 15 3-pointers and finished with 21 turnovers, 14 of which belonged to James Harden and Eric Gordon . The defending champions trail Houston 3-2 in the best-of-seven series after consecutive wins by the Rockets , capped by Thursday night's 98-94 victory.
The news for the Cavaliers wasn't so good: The team announced Love was experiencing concussion-like symptoms and would enter the NBA's concussion protocol. ET on Sunday. The Boston Celtics, who have played from in front the entire series, have proven they aren't just a team of the future, but a team of the present.
Karius, 24, was also at fault for Real's third goal when Gareth Bale tried a speculative long-range effort which flew in through the flapping arms of the Liverpool keeper. "You see the quality of Gareth Bale in the game yesterday and you wonder how he could not start a game and how he could not start a Champions League final".
Do you believe that Zak Brown will end up being correct and Lewis Hamilton will end up signing a new contract to continue driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in the 2019 Formula 1 season and perhaps longer, or do you disagree with Brown and believe that Hamilton will either end up driving for another team or possibly even retire? I have just been able to build up to it and have some fun.
The Warriors listed Klay Thompson (left knee strain) and Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) as questionable to play against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday. Paul is in the conference finals for the first time after failing to advance past the second round in nine previous postseason trips. Boston doesn't need any all-NBA team recognition to know they've had a fantastic season.
The Wales squad, which is preparing for Tuesday's friendly against Mexico at the Rose Bowl, assembled in the team hotel to watch the Champions League final and Giggs said the room "erupted" when Bale's overhead kick in the 64th minute put Real Madrid 2-0 up.
Salah has scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season and was widely backed to end the Ballon d'Or duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The English side attacked with intent and Trent Alexander-Arnold tested Navas with a low drive but Real looked in charge following the departure, in tears, of Salah.
Iguodala sustained a left lateral leg contusion during Game 3 after colliding with Rockets guard James Harden in the fourth quarter . Four years later, Durant had the Warriors on the ropes up 3-1, but he and the Thunder couldn't win one out of three games, squandering the chance to defeat the 73-win Warriors - which he, in particular, was crucified for.
Sunrisers and Chennai came first and second respectively in the league stage, with nine wins and five defeats apiece. No surprises that the Sunrisers were struggling at 122 for four after 16 overs. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik too heaped praises on Rashid Khan . They have largely banked on Williamson's batting and strangled oppositions with their bowling attack, and Sunrisers coach Tom Moody said succeeding on different kind of pitches - especially adapting to flat ones - ...
A nine-time All-Star who had never made it past the conference semifinals in the postseason, Paul now has his Rockets knocking on the door of the NBA Finals. While the Rockets will be down a starter, the Warriors could get one back if Andre Iguodala can return on Saturday. But we can basically just take that as "doubtful".
I had teammates who literally played one play in a playoff game and made a play and helped us win a game. The Houston Rockets took Game 5 of the conference finals, 98-94, in a win that put this version of the Warriors on the brink of elimination for the first time .
Cristiano Ronaldo has owned the Champions League so much that he wants the competition to name itself after him. "I have to rest now, go and meet up with the Portugal team [before the World Cup] and in the next few weeks [I'll make an announcement]".
The Egypt team said it hopes Salah has only sprained shoulder ligaments, and could still play at the World Cup next month in Russian Federation. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is forced off in the Champions League Final against Real Madrid in Kiev.
Game 7 has all of the makings of an epic contest , and you can catch during primetime. Now, using his specialized sports simulations, projections and advanced statistical analysis, Oh has examined Game 7 from every angle. It was the 33rd time in league history that a Game 7 was required to determine a Stanley Cup finalist. "Nothing you can do with that", Ovechkin said Tuesday.
The Frenchman has struggled for opportunities at United following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez last January and missed out on a place in Didier Deschamps World Cup squad. Mourinho still hopes midfielder Marouane Fellaini will sign a new contract, although the Belgian has yet to make a final decision and hopes are receding at Old Trafford that he will stay now that he can leave for nothing.
Interestingly, there is no word of story mode returning, which was introduced with last year's installment. Here's a look at the new features of the latest edition of the game, which presumably will feature the new kickoff configuration and, possibly, removal of any graphics in which the computerized player attempts to use his helmet as a weapon.
They were joined by Andre Roberson and Steven Adams . The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. Damian Lillard , Trail Blazers (26.9 ppg/6.6 apg/4.5 rpg/91.6 FT%): He tied for fourth in the National Basketball Association in scoring average, the highest finish by a Portland player since Clyde Drexler was fourth in the 1991-92 season.
And after seven season in the Championship , he said he was already looking forward to the next test. After the game , Cairney told Sky Sports: "We knew we wouldn't shrink in this environment". 'He will be playing for a top four club in the next few years, if not I will be very, very surprised. His bewitching second-half surge upfield did deserve to finish with the ball rippling the net.
Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox , who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam reports that another executive speculates the Red Sox are trying to protect against a grievance by Ramirez. "We really didn't think he'd handle that other (reduced) role, maybe as much as others would", Dombrowski said of Ramirez.
Myriad Travel said the flight had been cancelled by its supplier as the aircraft "does not have the correct licence to fly". The 2005 Istanbul hero went viral on social media after he was filmed joining supporters with a rousing rendition of one of the hit songs from the Liverpool terraces this season.
The club owner was reluctant to let go of the duo to Barcelona but he ended up losing the battle to the Liga Champions, Suarez left Anfield in 2014 while the Coutinho left in January when the Camp Nou outfit came calling. We will bring in a couple more players and that will happen. "It is highly significant for a global club with a particular set of values to have a huge star who personifies what can be accomplished with unity rather than the divisions among people we see so often these days".
The Rockets took a 3-2 series lead Thursday with a 98-94 victory in Houston . When he got the inbounds pass, the Warriors down by two, 6.7 seconds remaining, two Rockets were trained on him. For perspective, only two teams in the West won 51 or more games this season: Houston and Golden State . The Warriors opened as a 10.5-point favorite for Game 6 at several sportsbooks.
Both United and Madrid are expected to undergo major overhauls of their squads this summer after finishing a long way behind Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, with Ronaldo one of the high-profile players linked with an exit from the Bernabeu.