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WASHINGTON—The Washington Capitals used a strong first period to set the tone on the way to coming within a victory of securing their first Stanley Cup championship. Washington defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, June 4, at Capital One Arena in Washington. The Capitals will take a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 on Thursday night, June 6, in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON—The Philadelphia Eagles will not visit the White House on Tuesday, June 5, after President Donald Trump rescinded the team's invitation, citing several players on the team who planned not to attend. A statement from the president released on Monday, June 4, reads, in full:
HOUSTON—Behind another extraordinary third quarter from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors erased a 15-point deficit and claimed Game 7 of the Western Conference finals with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday, May 28, at Toyota Center. Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the third period as the Warriors secured their fourth consecutive berth in the NBA Finals. "This is a situation we've never been in before ... to win a Game 7 on the road, keep our composure for the whole series," Curry said postgame on TNT.
LAS VEGAS—Tomas Nosek scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner with 10:16 remaining in the third period, to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a wild 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, May 28, at T-Mobile Arena.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven 3-pointers in the third quarter Sunday night, May 26, rallying the Golden State Warriors from a 10-point halftime deficit to a 115-86 run-away in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. The teams will get a travel day Sunday, May 27, before meeting one final time in Houston on Monday night, May 28, with the Game 7 winner advancing to the NBA Finals to face either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers, who play their Game 7 in Boston on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS—Christian Ramirez scored early in the second half and Miguel Ibarra followed soon after as Minnesota United got a desperately needed 2-0 win Saturday, May 26, keeping the visiting Montreal Impact winless for a fourth consecutive game. Through the first 20 minutes, there weren't many opportunities as both sides sought to establish a style of play and impose their will on the game.
CLEVELAND—LeBron James' 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists Friday night, May 25, carried the Cavaliers to a 109-99 win over the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, tying the Eastern Conference finals at 3-3. Game 7 of the series is Sunday night, May 27, in Boston, with the winner meeting either Houston or Golden State in the NBA Finals. The Rockets take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif.
CLEVELAND—LeBron James scored 44 points on 17-of-28 shooting to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-102 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics on Monday night, May 21, at Quicken Loans Arena to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Kyle Korver scored 14 points (all in the first half) for the fourth-seeded Cavaliers. Tristan Thompson recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds, George Hill scored 13 points and Kevin Love collected 11 rebounds while scoring nine points.
WASHINGTON—Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 24 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, forcing a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. The Capitals won Game 6 on Monday night, May 21, at Capital One Arena in Washington, marking their first home victory of the series. T.J. Oshie scored twice, including an empty-net tally, and Devante Smith-Pelly also produced a goal for the Capitals, who will return to Tampa, Fla., for Wednesday night's series finale. The winner meets the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Stephen Curry hit seven straight shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, in a third-quarter flurry Sunday night, May 20, that broke open a competitive game and sent the Golden State Warriors to a 126-85 blowout win over the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who had been held to a total of 34 points in the first two games of the series, exploded for 35 points in 34 minutes, propelling the Warriors into a 2-1 lead over the top-seeded Rockets in the best-of-seven series.