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The series now shifts back to the Garden for a pivotal Game 5 matchup tonight. What no one expected was that neither of them would play well, and instead, Boston guard Avery Bradley would steal the show, scoring a game-high 29 points. They finished with 33 assists on 46 made baskets, with Thomas dishing out nine of those helpers. "We have to stay in the moment", Thomas said. "It started with the focus", Wizards Coach Scott Brooks said.
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    Newlywed McIlroy ready to rock Players challenge

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    And the move did not seem to do any harm as the left-handed Californian opened with a respectable two-under-par 70 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Thursday. Check out full Players Championship tee times for Friday's Round 2, follow the action with our leaderboard, and get video highlights and live updates below the leaderboard.
  • John Wall Confident Wizards Can Win Series, Isaiah Thomas Talks Refs Postgame

    John Wall Confident Wizards Can Win Series, Isaiah Thomas Talks Refs Postgame

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    WASHINGTON -? Wizards forward Kelly Oubre says "reoccurring events" of being hit in the head caused the outburst that got him ejected from Thursday's Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics. "Their attack in transition killed us". Like Thomas, he too was more aggressive in terms of his defense, rebounding and playmaking. "That's the bottom line: We have to play better out of the gate than we've played".
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    Berizzo said, "We have competed equally with a great rival who has lost of passion, who play as a unit". The Premier League side take a one-goal lead back to Old Trafford to face Celta Vigo thanks to Rashford's wonderful freekick at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos.
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    In game 1 , Houston shot 44% as a team from behind the arc and obliterated the Spurs at home. That not only would have ruined Leonard's Game 6 , but possibly could have ruled him out of Game 7 as well. "His ability to make plays and stuff is as good as anybody I've ever seen", D'Antoni told USA TODAY Sports during a recent visit to his office inside the Toyota Center.
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    The surges made Washington the first team to have two games with a run of 20-plus points in one postseason since the 2011 Spurs. Team doctors are prepared to replace them again, if necessary. Insane is just how the Wizards like it. They could not afford to go down 0-3 against the Boston Celtics. Washington has more options on offense. He's blocking out all the name-calling as best he can, and said he won't change the way he plays.
  • Riyad Mahrez transfer: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham target wants Leicester exit

    Riyad Mahrez transfer: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham target wants Leicester exit

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    It seems likely Arsene Wenger will want to bolster his squad after an exceptionally underwhelming campaign, although it now appears Arsenal will be unable to offer Mahrez the Champions League football that he craves. The 26-year-old was simply magnificent for Leicester in their incredible run to the title last season, scoring 17 goals and laying on 11 assists as Claudio Ranieri's side finished ten points clear of their nearest challengers Arsenal .
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    Damir Skomina to referee Europa League final

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    The boys, they didn't play a phenomenal match, but they fought and gave everything they had to give. Tempers flared shortly afterwards when United's Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly lashed out at John Guidetti, who fell to the ground, before Argentina global Roncaglia got involved.
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    Arsene Wenger "surprised" by Arsenal, Manchester United cordiality

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    But the Switzerland global, who opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester United, is happy with his approach to the game. Jose Mourinho's injury crisis dissipated a bit in the last week after Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata returned for Manchester United's 0-2 loss to Arsenal which will give the manager more options going into their Europa League semi-finals second-leg against Celta Vigo on Thursday (11 May).
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    All round a good win against a Manchester United side who clearly have one eye on the Europa League . It's the first time I leave Highbury or the Emirates Stadium and they're happy. "To play against (Alexis) Sanchez, (Mesut) Ozil, ( Danny) Welbeck . these are big players". "I see a difference between matches". Sunday's defeat leaves United four points behind rivals Manchester City in fourth place, and five points from Liverpool in third, albeit with a game in hand over the Anfield club.
  • Spurs duo Pochettino, Son scoop monthly Premier League awards

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    The Argentinian manager enjoyed a truly successful month, picking up six wins in his side's six matches in the Premier League. The South Korean attacker scored five goals and assisted two more during the month of April, and is only the second Spurs player to ever win the award twice in the same campaign, following Harry Kane in 2014-15.