Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 8th 2015 Contents CLEVELAND---Cleveland s LeBron
James rediscovered his headband and
his peak form to lead the Cavaliers to
a 106-91 victory over Chicago on
Wednesday to square their NBA
Eastern Conference semifinal series at
1-1.All four semifinal series across the
two conferences stand at 1-1, after
Houston beat the Los Angeles Clippers
to square that match.
James donned the signature headband
he ditched in March, and played like a
man possessed on his way to 33 points.
He powered to the basket, leaving Bulls
defenders in his wake and keeping the
Cavaliers---missing two starters---from
falling into a 2-0 hole. He added eight
rebounds and five assists for Cleveland,
which led by 25 in the third quarter and
withstood a third-quarter charge by the
James said the choice to wear the
headband was spur of the moment.
"It was in my locker and I decided
to give it a go," he said. "It was time
for it to make a comeback."
The Cavs made one, too, despite again
missing forward Kevin Love (shoulder
surgery) and JR Smith (two-game sus-
"We re a little banged up, we re short-
handed, so I have to be aggressive,"
James said. "Even more aggressive than
my usual self, and I was happy I was
able to make a couple of plays to help
our team win tonight."
Jimmy Butler scored 18 and Derrick
Rose had 14 points and 10 assists for
the Bulls, who host Game 3 is tonight
night. Pau Gasol added 11 points---10
fewer than Game 1, when he destroyed
the Cavs on uncontested jumpers.
Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Iman
Shumpert added 15 points, James Jones
made five 3-pointers and Tristan
Thompson added 12 rebounds for Cleve-
land. Thompson started at power for-
ward in Love s spot, allowing James to
move back to small forward. On the
perimeter is where James is most dan-
gerous and he made it clear from the
outset that he wasn t going to stand
around and wait for the game to come
"There wasn t one possession where
he wasn t dominant," Irving said. "When
he has that mindset, he s the greatest
player playing our game right now."
The Cavs burst to a 13-2 lead, led by
22 in the first quarter and never looked
"They smashed us," Bulls coach Tom
Along with his old look, James seemed
all-business from the time he took the
floor for warm-ups. He scored 14 in the
first quarter and got to the free-throw
line five times, three more than in Mon-
day s loss. James, who went just 9 of
22 from the field in Game 1, set the tone
and his teammates followed.
"For the leader of the team, that s
what you re supposed to do," Rose said.
"Everybody on the team followed right
Rockets tame the Clippers 115-109
Houston s star players also rose to
the occasion in a similar manner to
James, producing a 115-109 win over
James Harden scored 16 of his 32
points in the fourth quarter while
Dwight Howard had 24 points and 16
rebounds for the Rockets, who bounced
back from a loss in the opener. Game
3 is tonight in Los Angeles.
Trevor Ariza added 15 points and 13
rebounds for Houston, which made 42
of its 64 free throws.
Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 34
points, but had just eight after halftime
as Houston locked down on him with
All-Star point guard Chris Paul out with
a hamstring injury.
Coach Doc Rivers said before the game
that Paul is getting better but still isn t
"moving well." Rivers isn t sure if Paul
will be ready for Game 3 but expects
him to play at some point in this series.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Chicago Bulls forward
Tony Snell (20) during the second half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball
playoff series on Wednesday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 106-91. AP PHOTO
James back to best as Cavaliers
square series vs Bulls
LOS ANGELES---Oscar de la Hoya s boxing promotion
company is suing Floyd Mayweather s manager and
investors for $300 million, alleging they re trying to
illegally monopolise US championship fighting.
Golden Boy Promotions filed the federal antitrust and
unfair competition suit on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
It names Al Haymon, his companies, and the venture
capital firm Waddell & Reed Financial.
The suit alleges Haymon, who represents more than
150 fighters, violates the federal Muhammad Ali Boxing
Reform Act and also California and Nevada state laws
by acting as both manager and promoter.
While Haymon doesn t call himself a promoter, the
suit claims he has forbidden his boxers to sign with other
promoters and both arranged and paid for sponsors, are-
nas, and TV air time for championship matches---and
even paid the purses.
Messages left at Waddell & Reed and Haymon s Premier
Boxing Champions weren t immediately returned. (AP)
Manny Pacquiao has
Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured
right shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd
Mayweather Jr in boxing s richest fight ever.
Pacquiao spokesman Fred Sternburg quoted the fighter s
surgeon, Dr Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe
Orthopaedic clinic in Los Angeles, as saying he could
not be "more pleased with the results" and fully expects
Pacquiao to make a full recovery.
The surgery came four days after Pacquiao fought
Mayweather at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, drop-
ping a unanimous 12-round decision. Pacquiao asked
for a pain killing shot before the fight for his shoulder,
but was denied by Nevada boxing officials because they
weren t aware previously of the injury.
Pacquiao said he thought he could fight after suffering
an injury to the shoulder three weeks ago in training.
He said he hurt it worse in the fourth round, when he
landed some of his best punches of the night.
Nevada boxing officials are considering disciplinary
action against Pacquiao for not disclosing the injury on
a form the day before the fight.
There has been a lawsuit filed in federal court in Las
Vegas asking for fraud damages on behalf of people who
spent money to watch the fight or bet on it. Similar suits
also have been filed in federal court in Chicago and in
Los Angeles Superior Court.
named in $300 million
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