Friday's Stanley Cup Playoffs betting preview: Predators at Ducks

The Ducks almost got the win in game one and played a pretty substandard game so any improvement should inch them closer to a win here and I think they get it done. "Well, I don't think that we can afford to have the start that we had today", Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle explained in his postgame press conference.

The Warriors will take on the Cavaliers again

The win means James is going to his seventh straight finals and will rematch with the team his Cavs beat to win the National Basketball Association championship previous year. Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points, and Gerald Green scored 14. The Cavs used the script that was successful in the first two games in Boston as they jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and built it from there.

LeBron James has historically unproductive Game 3

In the final 16:31 of Game 3, James had zero points on 0-for-4 shooting (0-for-2 from 3) with two turnovers, one rebound and one assist. The Cleveland Cavaliers fell apart in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday and lost to the Boston Celtics , 111-108.

Isaiah Thomas 'hurting' not to be with Celtics teammates now

In the final minute, the Celtics called three timeouts and they scored after each one - an Al Horford jump shot, a long Jonas Jerebko two-pointer and Avery Bradley's game-winning three-pointer. Stevens said Thomas was "really down" Saturday and several of the Celtics said they've been staying in touch by texts. "I feel like we're humble enough to know we haven't played well at home", he said.

Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid

I wanted to focus on my service games and take a few chances on his serve because he serves well. I wasn't building any points really". 1 Andy Murray's slump in form continued with a 3-6, 3-6 defeat to lucky loser Borna Coric in the third round of the Madrid Masters yesterday.

Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland

That 135-102 victory, in which James scored 35 points, sent his Cavaliers into a Finals showdown with the Warriors , giving the Cleveland star a chance to draw closer to Jordan's total of six championships. Bradley scored the last 11 points in a row and finished the half with 19 points, but the Celtics proved incapable of stopping the Cavaliers from scoring.