Tags: NBA Houston’s James Harden tries to go past GSW’s Stephen Curry (Photos by Agencies)NBA Western Conference playoffsHuston Rockets 98-94 GSWToyota Centre, HustonRockets lead best of 7 series, 3-2.The Golden State Warriors are facing a first conference finals’ loss in four years after losing 98-94 to Huston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference.Like it was in game four, things went down to the wire again , and the Warriors had the ball with a chance to win it or send things to overtime. But they turned it over, with Draymond Green dropping a pass from Stephen Curry. Eric Gordon went on to hit two free throws on the other end to steal a second successive win.If game four was a shock to everyone as the Rockets came back from a double figure (12) deficit in the final quarter, they have now flipped the series 3-2 in their favour which i don’t think many would have anticipated especially after the masterclass by Warriors against the Pelicans in The semis.It was not the best of games early on as both side struggled at making shot but It was a close contest as neither team could gain much of an advantage throughout the 48 minutes.Gordon was the biggest factor, finishing with 24 points off the bench which the Rockets much needed on night when star man, James Harden was poor from range.Chris Paul led the way for the Rockets with a team second high 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists despite injuring his leg in the final quarter.The two teams shot a mere 16 of 45 in the first quarter, combining for only 40 points in one of the worst conference finals’ first quarter in terms of shooting.Things started to pick up a bit in the second quarter. It still wasn’t the best basketball these two teams can play. But despite the big plays for the Rockets, the Warriors got right back into the game. At the break the two teams were tied at 45-45.Nothing much could be settled in the third quarter, as both teams continued to struggle from the field, and the biggest lead either side had in the frame as just three points.Again there wasn’t much between the two teams in the fourth quarter, as things went down to the wire, just like they did in Game 4. Once again, the Warriors had a chance to win it in the final seconds, but Draymond Green bobbled a pass from Curry and turned the ball over. The Rockets went down the court and hit two free throws to seal the win.“We had to relay on our defence once again, said Rockets captain James Harden.“Just like in game 4, we were not making shots but defensively were good, the same thing tonight.“We will go into game six and approach it the same way we have been doing in the other games.“Every game is different so we have to be ready to go.The Rockets are one win away from a first conference win since 1995, the best last year that they also won the NBA championship.Huston has not won a major title since 95Game six will be played on Sunday morning.The games played in best of seven series so far.Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 HustonGame 4. GSW 92-94 HustonGame 5. Huston 98-94 GSWIn the other final, Boston Celtics will travel to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland-Ohio.Boston leads the best of seven series in the East 3-2 with two games to play.Comments
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Former Australia international Mark Schwarzer believes that Mat Ryan will be a key player for the national side ahead of the World CupThe 26-year-old was an ever-present figure in goal for the newly promoted Brighton in last season’s Premier League as they secured a 15th place finish and crucially outside of the relegation zone.Under new coach Bert Van Marwijk, Ryan has become the undisputed number one for Australia and will be expected to line-up in goal once more for the Socceroos in their Group C opener against France.Schwarzer, who made 109 appearances in goal for Australia in 20 years and played in two World Cups, believes that Ryan and two other midfielders will play a key role for the national side.“First and foremost, Aaron Mooy is a big player for us,” Schwarzer told FourFourTwo.“It’s vital he is fit, and that he is recharged after a long hard season. Mile Jedinak is still a big player for us I think he is massive and whoever plays in goals which will be Maty Ryan.“He’s had a very good season the Premier League as has Brad Jones in Holland so those guys are going to play a vital part in the performance of the team, they always do, the spine of the side is always a key.”Paulo Dybala reveals a falling out with Jorge Sampaoli Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 12, 2019 After having a relatively good Copa America performance with Argentina, Paulo Dybala came out to reveal a fall out with Jorge Sampaoli.We’ve discussed how…Ryan fended off competition from Brighton’s new signing Netherlands international Tim Krul to hold on to his spot as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, which Schwarzer praised him for.“The first five games in the English Premier league were really tough for him,” he said.“They were a steep learning curve as early on it didn’t really go to plan.“He’ll be the first to admit that he conceded goals where he should’ve done better and that some of them he should’ve saved.“But in the sixth game of the season where Brighton played Newcastle and there was a lot of talk of Matt not playing that game and being dropped, he ended up starting and played really well.“From that moment on he’s kicked on and he’s gotten better and better and he’s grown in confidence as the season went on.”Australia will also face Denmark and Peru in Group C of the World Cup.
The footballers were present at the Morandi bridge funeral, as the death toll rose to 41After the Morandi bridge tragedy in Italy, players from Genoa and Sampdoria attended the funeral.A bridge collapsed in Genoa this week, killing at least 41 people.This tragedy made Genoa and Sampdoria suspend their debuts in the 2018-2019 Serie A season.“The Liguria landmark Ponte Morandi collapsed amid a storm and possible lightning bolts, though the cause of the tragedy is still unclear,” wrote Football Italia.And the two clubs from the port city paid their respects to the victims.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Players from both clubs attended today’s funerals, along with Presidents Massimo Ferrero and Enrico Preziosi, Coaches Marco Giampaolo and Davide Ballardini,” reported Football Italia.Genoa captain, Domenico Criscito, passed over the bridge just 10 minutes before it fell.#Genova, siamo con te. ❤??#LegaSerieA pic.twitter.com/PX7sUZaSNE— Lega Serie A (@SerieA) August 14, 2018
VfB Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has refuted claims that he has agreed on a deal to join Bayern Munich.Pavard was a World Cup winner with France in the summer. He seems set to remain with Stuttgart, insisting he is happy at the Bundesliga club.Pavard has been linked with several Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, but he has now rubbished reports of his agreed deal to join Bayern.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I did not sign anything at all (with Bayern). You are the journalists who say that I signed (for Bayern),” Pavard told L’Equipe, via Sky Sports.“I’m in Stuttgart, I’m fine there. My career plan was to stay one more season in Germany. I am in a very big German club, with fantastic fans. This club is a family, that’s what I need and that’s what I like about this club. I’m very good there.“It’s true that the World Cup came faster than expected, nobody expected it, not even me at the very beginning.”