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Big man leads Celtics to big win in series decider

Isaiah Thomas used to imagine what it would be like to play in a Game 7 as he watched some of the NBA's biggest names cement their legacies on the league's biggest stage. Then Olynyk took over. This put Boston ahead by as much as 10 points, 110-100, with 3:25 remaining. If the Celtics can start taking advantage of those shots - most notably Avery Bradley, who was 1-for-3 with no defenders near him on any attempt - they will be able to open up the paint for Thomas.



Ian Foster: All Blacks face stern challenge in RWC pool

The two-time winners avoided a "Group of Death" scenario, which they had at the 2015 tournament, when they were pitted with Wales and Georgia in Pool D at the draw in Kyoto on Wednesday. "By time World Cup comes around any one of those sides could win", Hansen said. Twelve teams were included in yesterday's draw by virtue of finishing in the top three of their groups at the 2015 tournament.



Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

But the way they have been playing this season they have been so consistent. "If you need to go to war in the big games, you know you've got Zabba with you". City captain Kompany added his own heartfelt appraisal of his team-mate's qualities, judging him a true fighter. Sam Vokes' 83rd-minute equaliser looked to mathematically secure the Clarets' Premier League status but King fired home two minutes later as the Cherries claimed victory in their final home game of the season.


Conte: I'll stay and make Chelsea even better

Conte: I'll stay and make Chelsea even better

According to the Telegraph , as a result of Chelsea's EPL success, manager Antonio Conte is set to get everything he wants at Stamford Bridge, while Eden Hazard is in line for a big offer too. Those injury problems are seemingly the source of Madrid's desire to move him on as there have been comparisons made to Arjen Robben and his time in the Spanish capital, but it's hard to see why Chelsea would take that gamble themselves at the expense of losing one of their star players.


Kevin Durant sizzles with 38, Warriors up 3-0 over Jazz

Kevin Durant sizzles with 38, Warriors up 3-0 over Jazz

He missed almost six weeks in March and early April with a knee sprain and bone bruise, and then sustained a calf strain in Game 1 of the first-round series against Portland. It was their first lead of the series. By then, the Warriors had rebuilt their lead to 12 points after seeing it dwindle to seven with 1:45 to play.


Spurs prepare for Game 2 vs Warriors with no Leonard, Parker

Spurs prepare for Game 2 vs Warriors with no Leonard, Parker

According to ESPN.com's Michael C. Wright , Leonard underwent an MRI Monday, which didn't reveal any structural damage. Leonard left Game 1 on Sunday after re-injuring his tender left ankle in the third quarter when Pachulia's foot slid under Leonard's following a jumper by the All-Star forward.