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Joe Pavelski had four points in the first five games, but three of them came in Game 4. "I tried to control rebounds as best I could and not give them any second opportunities", Talbot said. "Individual players were playing outside of their character traits if you will", said McLellan. Edmonton has shown great resilience against the Sharks, who have made the postseason in 12 of the past 13 seasons.
  • Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets

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    Harden finished with 16 points on 5-for-16 shooting, but he had other help, too. Eric Gordon and Lou Williams each scored 18 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 14. "That's all that matters". After the Thunder let an 11-point lead evaporate in the first quarter with Westbrook on the bench, things got even worst with their leader on the bench in the second half.
  • A familiar, frustrating end to season for underperforming Indiana Pacers

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    James had 13 first-half points, and Irving added 10, but Cleveland was outrebounded 26-17 and shot only 36.7 percent in the first two quarters. But, let's face it, win or lose on Thursday, the Cavaliers are winning this series. LeBron James , though, was the star of the night, scoring a game-high 33 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to the win. "We knew we had to take (some) punches, but it was a flurry, more than we expected", James said .
  • Younis reaches 10000 test runs in first for Pakistan

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    As the West Indies host Pakistan for the first of a three-match Test series, Sabina Park will be seeing its 50th Test. Earlier in the day, Younis had reiterated his plans for retirement after reports that he would carry on if his country needed him.
  • High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

    High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

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    After a basket on the other end, what looked like a game that could go either way was back in the Clippers' control, 62-52. George Hill chipped in the with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Rodney Hood scored 10 points off the bench in the defeat for Utah, which shot 45.7 percent and was outscored 60-38 in the paint.
  • National Basketball Association fines Westbrook $15000 for postgame comments

    National Basketball Association fines Westbrook $15000 for postgame comments

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    Houston still nearly gave up that four-point lead thanks to an Alex Abrines putback and a near-turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass (plus a missed offensive push-off on Harden), but Eric Gordon wound up hitting two free throws to seal it. "So, you gotta try to as the series goes along, get better and better ". Westbrook finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. "One of the biggest adjustments is, we probably won't be able to play through the post so much", Paul explained ...
  • Rooney scores as United add extra bite to Manchester derby

    Rooney scores as United add extra bite to Manchester derby

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    Premier League giants Manchester United gave themselves a good hope of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League after beating relegation threatened Burnley 2-0 at the Turf Moor on Sunday, April 23, 2017 . "Zlatan, in this phase of his career, it is really hard, and Marcos was in the best moment of his career, playing very well for us and finally getting a position as a central defender in the national team".
  • Alves: Win over Barca was bitter-sweet

    Alves: Win over Barca was bitter-sweet

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    Looking back at Barcelona's 2015 Champions League victory which came after an impressive 3-1 performance and fast forward two years to the very minute we have been in right now, a distressing fact stays that Barcelona's lineup went through practically no changes in any respect.
  • Watson in his element at stormy Shenzhen

    Watson in his element at stormy Shenzhen

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    Over 50 players are still yet to complete their opening rounds and they will start early on Friday morning before going out later on to start their second batch of 18 holes. Day one leader Bubba Watson (above) had a birdie on the second before weather forced him off the course after five holes. An hour and 50 minutes of play was lost in the afternoon due to the threat of lightning at Genzon Golf Club.
  • James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

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    Nene scored 28 points and Eric Gordon and Lou Williams added 18 each as Houston took a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference first-round series with Oklahoma City. "We need to be focused, angry and desperate", Frye said. "We're gonna move on and come out ready to play". The reward: A one-day break before James and the Cavs try to deliver a knockout punch.