Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been saying they're a better team when their backs are against the wall. And though the Cavaliers crawled and LeBron played unbelievably, they were helpless to Durant's lethal efficiency in the game's biggest moments, impossible to ...

Cavs lead Warriors 37-33 after 1st quarter

Durant has been sensational in this series, averaging 34.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 52.3 percent overall and 43.3 percent from three-point range. If a superstar can get about the same salary by switching to a much better team , there's little incentive not to do so. He led his team to a dominating game-four win in Cleveland.

Wyoming and Montana contestants advance in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

If two or three spellers remain on stage at the end of 25 rounds, the speller with the highest score on the tiebreaker test will be declared the national champion. Melodie was at the competition with her mother, Debbie Loya, and coach and cheerleader Martha Ryan, public and school liaison for the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES.

Overwhelming Favorite Warriors Win NBA Finals

They are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series - again. "I think every offensive rebound they got, they might have hit a three", Durant said . He led the Miami Heat to four straight Finals appearances between 2011-14, winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013, and has returned the last three seasons with the Cavs.

Gianluigi Donnarumma wants AC Milan stay

The super agent further claimed that the Italian giants still had a chance to keep his client and it now seems that the youngster will ultimately be extending his stay at the club, shunning approaches from other clubs. I'm looking for a home in Milan - a big apartment where there is room for all of my dear ones, and since the centre of Milan is attractive, that is where I am looking.

How The Golden State Warriors Won Their Second NBA Title

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fall to the floor during the first half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland , California.

LeBron Likes 3-on-3 Olympics, Not Interested in Playing

When James was questioned about the new 3-on-3 tournament, he told the Associated Press he'd have to think about which players he'd team up with for the 3-on-3 games, and though he might be excited about the new Olympic event - fans shouldn't expect the superstar to participate in it.

Manchester City to open Kyle Walker move

According to Sky Sports , discussions between the two clubs are set to get underway this week, with Guardiola hoping that he can land one of his top targets for as little over £40m as possible. Kieran Trippier's rise into Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI toward the end of last season threw major doubt on Walker's place in the squad but also alleviated the pressure on the team to find a successor.

Indians Select Pair Of Preps In OF Holmes, SS Freeman

He is now committed to play collegiality at Mississippi State. He was the 141st ranked prospect in the draft according to and the 13th ranked SS according to Baseball America . He's been clocked at 6.15 seconds in the 60-yard dash, and 3.99 from home to first. If Holmes can play everyday, he could be among the league leaders in stolen bases.

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

Bouncing back from a Game 4 thrashing that saw Cleveland opening up the game with 49 points in the first quarter and 86 first-half points overall, both the most in NBA Finals history. "Lebron and Kyrie, I've never seen nothing like them", Durant said. "LeBron was the only person I've looked at that could look me eye to eye". The Warriors won the title in 2015 in six games, while the Cavaliers dramatically won in 2016 in seven, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association ...

Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion

Legler: Cavs treat Game 4 like a 'desperate street fight'Officiating was too inconsistentCavs had all-hands-on-deck approachCavs still frustrated at Game 3 losssc There were constant ro. This isn't the first time Green has called out Cavaliers fans. An officer intervened, and moments later, shoving ensued that involved two males. Going back and retroactively removing a foul from Green, keeping him in the game, will live in infamy and fuel even more league conspiracy theories.

Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains

Everyone except Draymond Green and the Game 4 referees thought he would be ejected when he picked up a technical foul in the second half. It didn't matter in the end, at least not this time. Green had been called for a technical in the first quarter after protesting his foul call against Iman Shumpert. No announcement was ever made correcting the error, not that Green was listening for one.

Warriors attempt to close out Cavaliers with Green on board this time

Irving scored 40 points in the Game 5 win at Golden State a year ago, hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 7 and scored 40 more on Friday, raising his average in those elimination games to 32.5 points per game. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down 3-pointers, dished and dunked. The final tally was a 21-point drubbing and a glimmer of hope for the Cavs.

Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions

Cleveland's subs have scored just two points. According to ESPN , the tickets were purchased on Ticketmaster's resale site. Golden State brought a 3-1 lead back west but then took the floor without Green, who was suspended for accumulation of flagrant foul points, and couldn't stop LeBron James or Irving.

Durant leads Warriors to championship

Durant's lowest-scoring game of the Finals was Game 3, when he had 31. A five-time National Basketball Association champion as a player, Kerr in 2015 became the first rookie coach to win an National Basketball Association title since the Los Angeles Lakers' Pat Riley in 1982.

Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age

Unlike Game 4, when the Cavs exploded for an NBA Finals record 86 points in the first half and led by 16, the Warriors were in control. They are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series - again. We have to bring it. Two courtside seats reportedly went for $133,000 on the resale market while other confirmed resale prices for pairs of seats were at $82,000 and $90,000.

A lesson learned for Warriors' Green

To Lue's point, at one point in Game 3 Warriors big man JaVale McGee and Cavs star LeBron James both fell to the floor. From the moment the Cleveland Cavaliers extended these NBA Finals to a fifth game thanks to a 137-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, the story line for the three days leading up to Monday night was set.

Smith, Garcia power White Sox past Orioles 10-7

He was replaced in the field by Trey Mancini , who shifted from left field to first base. Davis, 31, is hitting.226 with 14 home runs and 26 RBIs in 61 games.

Draymond Green says he doesn't regret taking swipe at Cleveland fans' intelligence

Babers-Green was seen being held back by a friend of Green's. The reporter responded that he was looking at the box score, that had Green registered for two technical fouls. No announcement was ever made correcting the error, not that Green was listening for one. That is, of course, if officials actually called it on Kerr.

Champions Trophy: SA opt to bat against Pak

Pakistan were 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method - which governs such weather-hit contests - when rain intervened to give them their first win in the tournament. A brilliant delivery then sent Wayne Parnell's stumps flying, reducing the Proteas to 118-6. Miller, however, received good support from Chris Morris (28) and Kagiso Rabada (26) in stands of 47 and 48 respectively.

Cavs, Warriors expect 'brawl' of a Game Five

It's risky, and not for the faint of heart. "I left everything on the floor every game", James said after averaging a triple-double in his eighth Finals. CNBC reached out to the Golden State Warriors and, but neither could confirm the sale. However, he can't explain the defending champions' ability to bounce back.

Andrew Benintendi is out of the Red Sox lineup against Yankees

Boston boasts a handful of solid hitters. Price was hobbled by an elbow injury, but he impressed in his last start , surrendering just one earned run on three hits in seven innings of work to get the win in last weekend's 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles as -120 chalk.

Tigers draft Florida RHP Alex Faedo in first round

You have to imagine that the selection is a little bit sweeter this time around. Faedo threw his changeup more over the summer, showing a good feel for it, and it should give him a solid third offering in the future. Hes 7-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 107 1/3 innings pitched, with a 132/35 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In his Florida career, he's 26-6, with a 3.09 ERA in 43 starts (50 total appearances).

Warriors GM drove home message for fiery Green

Even with James averaging a triple-double, and finishing with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in Game 5 , and Kyrie Irving , playing with an apparent lower back injury, scoring 26, the Cavs were overmatched. And then all of a sudden you get slapped in the face. "How was your pressure?" "No, I feel this is the game we've got to get", he said, "or it's over".

Betting public banking on Warriors to close out Cavaliers

Personally, I predicted Cleveland would win this series in six games. "I mean, they're coming right after us, so we have to go after them". I don't see anything amusing or anything to smile about. "There are great storylines you can follow all year, and for us to be back in this situation - this is the third time - the level of competition and intensity in the Finals, it's unbelievable".

Warriors are NBA champions in nearly perfect run through playoffs

I'll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn't see it. They can definitely repeat it, so we got to do the job to stop them and make them uncomfortable. And when the Cavs defeated Golden State 137-116 last time out, it was because they were brutal and unapologetic for it. I think they take care of business.

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

This may be a statistical quirk from a four-game sample, but Korver's individual defensive tracking numbers back up the idea that Golden State hasn't been able to take advantage of his defense. We haven't played great thus far, but there's no pressure on us. That was in stark contrast to the long-range dominance the Warriors had established in the first three games, when Golden State outscored Cleveland 138-93 on threes.

Steve Kerr: Warriors didn't deserve the calls in Game 4

James has 25 points and seven rebounds and Kevin Love finally got on the board after a scoreless first half to keep the Cavaliers' hopes of extending the series alive. He has been the barometer for Cleveland the past two years around the constant greatness from James. LeBron James has 27 points, but has played 35 of the 36 minutes.

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Durant , who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. The Cavaliers like to play a more rugged game using the size and strength of James, Love and Tristan Thompson to their advantage.

Some guy named Scooter just hit four home runs in a row

Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett , center, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run and his fourth overall in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. "You are talking to me after this game but you didn't want to talk to me when I was 0-for-19 a couple of weeks ago". He was claimed off waivers for the Brewers prior to the start of the season and given Brandon Phillips' No.

Warriors down Cavaliers to win second championship in three seasons

Lue also theorized that the Cavaliers had been playing too friendly against the Warriors . Game 5 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off at 9 p.m. "But for them, this particularly is from the standpoint of they don't want to go back to Cleveland and they understand that anything can happen in game seven".

Irving saves his best for when Cavs

I have to be implementing in those opportunities, and the way to do that is just being an open screener, being just a willing sacrificer, and the opportunities will come. "Then in the half court, we did a good job of just staying physical, staying on his body and trying to trap him when we had the chance". "Well, they booed me and thought I had a tech I didn't have, so that wasn't sharp".

MLB Draft results: Red Sox pick intriguing Missouri pitcher Tanner Houck

In mock drafts, Houck was projected to go 27th by, 21st by ESPN, and 23rd by Baseball America . Missouri wasn't a top team in the very competitive SEC, so that could explain it. I'm going to trust the experts here and run with the notion the Houck will be a bullpen arm in the future. Baseball America complimented Burger's pitch recognition and also mentioned the arm bar in his swing - "but he's been strong enough to make it work".

#BringBackBilly: Our fight to have Slater in Origin game two

And during the dynasty, it has not applied for more than a game or two for anything less than superstar players. Then it was Fifita's turn, as he collected a dropped ball near the Queensland in-goal and bustled over for a much-deserved try.

Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

Hitting, being physical, we have to do that. And the Cavaliers finally held their own on the backboards, winning the rebound battle 41-40, after getting beaten soundly in the first three games, where Stephen Curry out-rebounded Cleveland's best on the boards, Kristin Thompson, by himself.