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Warriors coach compares Durant-Curry pairing with another dynamic duo

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The guys that were here previous year understand it's the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we've got two more games to go. Warriors guard Stephen Curry had his first career triple double with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, crediting his exceptional effort to the motivation of playing for the crown. Read More »

Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

Maybe he gets some in Game 3. "But how can you refocus your mind, how can you refuel it to understand that at the end of the day it is a series?" James has largely been superhuman throughout his career, but even he has limits. Durant is halfway to a Finals MVP and a championship ring and while there is the perception he jumped on the Golden State bandwagon, a blind man could see that he's the best player on this team. Read More »

NBA's Golden State in rare territory

Two games into the NBA Finals , he has continued one of the best postseasons of his Hall of Fame career, holding his own with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry . The Cavaliers will hold practice on Tuesday and then be back out to face Golden State on Wednesday night. Durant dropped 33 points in Game 2 on Sunday night. Read More »

Liverpool closing in on Mohamed Salah

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Since moving to Italy from Chelsea in 2015, the Egyptian worldwide has found his feet and has established himself as a key figure for Roma , scoring 15 goals and providing 13 assists in 31 Serie A appearances a year ago. However, that did not prevent Salah, away on worldwide duty, allowing himself to be pictured with two fans holding Liverpool shirts. That means the Egyptian global is set to become Liverpool's most expensive ever signing as when add ons are included the deal would ... Read More »

Cavs ignore last year's comeback

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Lue followed James to the podium with the same message. J.R. SMITH (Cavaliers): The Cleveland guard has played poorly (three points in 42 total minutes) so far in the finals. Golden State now has Kevin Durant on the team and the Cavaliers have been unable to stop him. Malbog, however, said the Warriors are more focused in containing the opponent's shooters. Read More »

Why do the Golden State Warriors wear No. 42 on their jerseys?

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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". And when Thompson and Green become your third and fourth scoring options, the result is 14 straight playoff wins. "Half the guys on our team are new", said Kerr, explaining why he has mentioned 2016 to the team. Read More »

The Cleveland Cavaliers Must Slow The Pace Against Golden State

So root against the Warriors if you wish, continue to despise Durant's decision to join the team that beat his a year ago. Steve Kerr said it right when he attributed his team's second win, after the Warriors took a 2-zip lead over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , to unadulterated talent. Read More »

Kvitova makes emotional winning comeback at French Open

I think that was the key for the match. "The belief and the mind, the heart, it's really important", Kvitova said afterward. My team was there. Kvitova was playing for the first time since she was stabbed during an attempted burglary at her home in the Czech Republic in December. Read More »

Kevin Durant or LeBron James? Draymond Green gives nod to KD

Curry's pairing with Durant is already being compared to Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan with Scottie Pippen as among the greatest duos in NBA Finals history. Durant claimed that he did it to evolve as a man, while most took it for what it was: If you can't beat them, join them. So that's a pretty scary proposition for us. Read More »

James struggles to find any positives after another big defeat

They not only showed up the Cavs, they also set an NBA Finals record. They won Game 3 by 30 points and eventually became the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. Assuming the Warriors can keep all four players under contract and healthy, there is no reason why the Warriors shouldn't dominate the league for the next four to five years. Read More »

Cavs Ignore Last Year's Comeback After 2-0 Hole

After two games, this one has been about only the Golden State Warriors . "If you make a mistake - like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again". And, the first quarter in which the Warriors outscored the Cavs 40-34 and the teams combined for 130 possessions, was the fastest James' career - regular or postseason - spanning 5,100 quarters. Read More »

LeBron James is still the best player in the world, not Durant

When the Golden State Warriors got together at the start of this season, they had plenty to prove as a group after last season's collapse against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals . Better yet, he has committed just 3.4 turnovers per game. A year after making history but falling one game short of an National Basketball Association title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run. Read More »

Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

LeBron James and Kevin Durant may be foes on the court as the two compete for an National Basketball Association title, but off the court, the two reportedly share a rap song. " We definitely have a sense of what they're capable of , and we felt like a lot of times tonight we played better basketball", Love said. He's defended fairly well on several occasions and the Cavs are -19 with Love on the floor - the best mark of any Cavs starter. Read More »

Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4

The numbers tell you the Red Sox' offense is doing OK, from the.267 team batting average to the 271 runs (4.8 a game). Masahiro Tanaka has an opt out in his deal after this season. He'd been able to rack up strikeouts all year long, but his last two times out included an efficiency that wasn't seen from him all season. Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz could soon be back with the club that made him a household name. Read More »

Golden State Warriors and Cavaliers headed to Cleveland for NBA Finals

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Stephen Curry barely missed a shot, LeBron James only scored 19 points and turned the ball over seven times, and Kevin Love left the game with a concussion. The Cavaliers don't have that luxury. "That's why he prepared the staff the way he did in his absence, and he came back and we just wanted to keep the ball rolling". Read More »

Cavaliers could use more from Kyrie Irving as series shifts to Cleveland

Not saying those are bad numbers, 43 percent is actually very solid from beyond the arc. All of it was weighing on the 27-year-old, who desperately wanted to snap out of his slump. "They play well at home", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Both players got copies of the tracks on CDs, from what Schigel remembers. He will get a new contract this summer, and he'll get a huge raise to at least $27 million, possibly more . Read More »

Just one week for Djokovic and Agassi

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Djokovic , 30, was out early on Philippe Chatrier Court practising under the watchful eye of new coach Agassi, and he returned a few hours later to get their first win on the board. "Pretty huge disappointment, especially on a surface I really enjoy playing". "A set up and 4-1 up, when I had him on the ropes I just played very bad games", he said. Read More »

Reds ready to break record to secure Van Dijk

Van Dijk is now subject of interest from the Reds , with The Mirror reporting they are ready to pay £60 million and make him the most expensive defender ever. Van Dijk is under contract at Southampton until 2022, which has given the Saints leverage in negotiations. It will be a big statement from the Reds to have beaten the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City in the transfer market. Read More »

Warriors dominate Cavs to take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

We're hungry. And it's our job, my job to exude as much confidence as I can in them in order to get the very best, and I will do that". I think at the end of the day, I think everyone talks to officials. He, too, shrugged off individual glory. "We love his voice", Curry said. "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". Read More »

Andy Murray eases into quarterfinals; Stan Wawrinka through to last eight

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In the last eight Wawrinka will face seventh seed Marin Cilic , who has breezed through the draw so far. "And I came in playing a lot of tennis so the body probably feels a little bit better than it did previous year". "It doesn't keep me from playing, and it doesn't keep me from playing well", Wawrinka said about his back. After stuttering starts in Paris , not helped by a lingering fever, the 30-year-old was impressive in straight sets wins over Juan Martin del Potro and Karen Khachanov, ... Read More »

How not to tame Golden State

The Warriors are a major force and could become a real dynasty if they keep their core of Stephen Curry , Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . "Down 0-2, going back home, you have to live with those odds". It was a stunning display of one of the best handles in the game, and the momentary touch of the ball by that second off hand does not diminish it. Read More »

Stanley Cup finals: Rinne huge, Preds tie series

It was tied or a one-goal game for the first 33 minutes and change, and Pittsburgh challenged constantly. The Penguins' penalty kill had yielded four goals in this series, but they locked things down against the Predators in Game 4 . After being held without a shot in Game 3 , Crosby registered 4 on Monday. It was also just the third time in 89 career gamesin which he's lost back-to-back games. Read More »

Kohli in awe of Yuvraj's performance against Pakistan

Having notched up 319 for three, India bowled out Pakistan for 164 to post a comprehensive victory at the Edgbaston. On an unusual day when Kohli and the other Indian batsmen struggled for timing initially, Yuvraj walked out and pummelled Pakistan right from the word go. Read More »

Warriors take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

More play-making."They're going keep to coming, man", Curry said .Q: Then you guys are looking at getting swept.Midseason acquisitions Kyle Korver and Deron Williams have failed to make their anticipated impact, with Williams being held scoreless through two games while Korver followed up a zero-point opener with eight points but has been a liability defensively. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh opt to bat against Australia

Steve Smith insists Australia's batsmen will be ready for their do or die Champions Trophy showdown with England despite their lack of action in the tournament. They were in a similar situation as us when they were playing against New Zealand . Heavy rain forced the players off the field, however, and after delaying a decision over whether to wait for the downpours to pass it was decided that the points would have to be shared. Read More »

Curry and Durant make Warriors tough to beat

The Warriors would like to win more basketball games. Smith has hit just one of six shots in the first two games of the series and is just 1-for-4 from three where he normally excels. "Hopefully, he's created a little bit of momentum for himself going into Game 3". It could be that Durant's defense will quiet the critics at last, especially if he comes out a victor after that scrutinized move from Oklahoma City last July to join the super-Warriors. Read More »

Celebrities at the 2017 NBA Finals

He's been very bad in his past four games, contributing only 14 points in 92 minutes overall. They committed 20 turnovers in Game 2 and still generated the most points scored against Cleveland this postseason. "I think the biggest thing for us is our defense has been fantastic. They (the team) may talk about it internally, but it's definitely not something we are focused on". Read More »

Draymond Green: Warriors 'understand the task ahead'

They enter Game 3 with a 14-0 postseason record, two wins from erasing the memory of last year's painful collapse against the Cavaliers in the Finals and going undefeated throughout the entire playoffs. The Cavaliers don't have that luxury. But Thompson's two-way contributions have become critical to Golden State's identity at both ends of the floor. Read More »

RugbyL: NSW rock Queensland with big win in Origin opener

I thought he was great. I thought the games were slow last year compared to usual Origin games and I hope that's different this year. "They've done a great job, but if we're prepared and we do the work [we can win]". Should the Blues wrap up the series in Sydney on June 21, it would free up Fifita to be there for the birth. Milford steps into the shoes of the injured Johnathan Thurston and shapes as a major focus for both sides on Wednesday night when the series begins in ... Read More »

Are the NBA Finals still enjoyable? The New Jersey Guys Podcast

Cleveland will continue to push the ball and use the same game plan as he did in 2016 to try and beat the Warriors at their own game, and that's what got his team here in the first place. Warriors Coach Steve Kerr says he saw it before the moment adding Durant was a possibility. We have two games under our belt, so we have to get used to it now. Read More »