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Cavs finally unlocked, match LeBron's intensity to claim Game 3

In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland's shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Cavs bounce back with resounding victory


LeBron drops lefty dime to Thompson

LeBron James finds Tristan Thompson for the easy dunk with a slick pass as he's falling.


LeBron throws down reverse windmill

LeBron James cuts backdoor and throws down a reverse windmill dunk on a feed from Kevin Love.


LeBron takes flight off Love's great pass

LeBron James cuts to the rim and Kevin Love sends him the ball, then James throws down a windmill dunk with authority.


LeBron dissects Celtics' defense with wizardly passes

LeBron James gets his teammates involved early and often in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Smith invades Thompson's interview

Tristan Thompson explains what went right for the Cavaliers in Game 3 before JR Smith startles him during his response.


LeBron attributes win to defensive energy

LeBron James talks about his responsibility for the Cavs and the defensive presence that wasn't there in the first two games of the series.


Celtics' postseason road issues continue

Following a Game 3 blowout in Cleveland, the Celtics fall to 1-5 on the road this postseason and are left facing questions in their title quest.


LeBron tosses left-handed gem while falling

LeBron James draws a double team and manages to thread a beautiful lefty feed to Tristan Thompson who dunks it down.


Love jokes about his pass to LeBron

Kevin Love says his bounce pass to LeBron James won't be a career highlight for The King but maybe for himself.


LeBron brings the energy in Game 3

LeBron James scores 27 points, but gets his teammates involved and plays stifling defense in the Cavaliers' Game 3 win.


LeBron on difficult passes: 'Don't try it at home'

LeBron James details his top passes from Game 3 and says he thinks his "passing is right up there with every other aspect" of his game.


Stephen A.: Cavs showed more urgency in Game 3

Stephen A. Smith is impressed by the Cavaliers' defense and believes the Celtics showed their youth in the big loss.


Stevens praises LeBron's passing ability

Brad Stevens acknowledges LeBron James' stellar passing and says the Celtics have to do a better job with defensive help and coverages.


Cavs dominate Celtics in Game 3

All five Cavalier starters score in double digits, with LeBron James dropping 27 points and 12 assists to win 116-86.


Stevens: Celtics 'clearly not' harder playing team in Game 3

Brad Stevens credits the Cavs for their defensive intensity in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Burke: Celtics overwhelmed by Cavs' force

Doris Burke tells Scott Van Pelt that the Cavaliers' offense is "sustainable" when more than just LeBron James is putting up points.


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Callahan's goal has Lightning a win away from Stanley Cup Final

In the first minute of the second period, Anton Stralman makes a move to the net and the puck goes off of Ryan Callahan for a goal.


Lightning score 19 seconds into Game 5

Cedric Paquette gets the puck from Ryan Callahan and lights the lamp early for the Lightning.


Conference Finals

Lowe: How Harden and the Rockets keep hunting Steph Curry

What will decide Rockets-Warriors? Steph Curry's defense and the Warriors finding their mojo on offense are two big things to watch.

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New Detail streaming on ESPN+: Kobe analyzes Jayson Tatum

Bryant explains what the Celtics forward can learn from former Pistons star Rip Hamilton.


Harden: 'It's us against the world'

James Harden says the Rockets' focus is at an all-time high going in as underdogs for Game 3 against the Warriors.


Tatum grateful for Kobe's 'Detail' advice

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum says he has watched Kobe Bryant's "Detail" episode on him several times. Catch full episodes of "Detail" on ESPN+.



Trout connects for 14th homer


Benches clear in tense Cubs-Reds stare-down

After striking out, the Cubs' Javier Baez takes exception to Amir Garrett staring him down, leading to both teams exchanging words and some shoves.


Kemp flies head first for snag

Tony Kemp speeds forward to make an outstanding catch to end the Indians' third inning.


Hicks hits his second inside-the-park homer of season

Aaron Hicks hits one off the top of the wall in right field and darts around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.


Scherzer fans 13 in 7 innings of work

Max Scherzer strikes out 13 batters in a 7-inning effort against the Dodgers.


Mourinho and Conte heading in different directions

One is disliked but secure, the other has won trophies but is heading for the exit. Saturday's FA Cup final showed the irony of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Chelsea's Hazard punishes toothless United in FA Cup final

If this is goodbye for Conte, he will leave with the FA Cup after Eden Hazard struck against a Man U side lacking bite in attack.

Conte: I can't change, I'm a serial winner

Antonio Conte declares himself a "serial winner" after Chelsea's FA Cup win, and fires a message to the club's hierarchy regarding his future.


Mourinho: I prefer to lose with positive feelings

Jose Mourinho admits he's sad to finish the season without silverware, but feels his team were the best team in the FA Cup.


Chelsea raise eighth FA Cup in club history

Club captain Gary Cahill and the rest of the Chelsea squad celebrate the Blues' eighth FA Cup title, which ties Tottenham for third-most all-time.


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Lionel Messi is the quietest superstar

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  • Stay Messi, My Friend

    Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.