LeBron James' Confidence Sky-High at This Point

In Oakland, the Utah Jazz defeated Golden State 105-99, snapping the Warriors' 14-game National Basketball Association winning streak.

And owner Paul Dolan told me last week that the Cavs' ending of the 52-year absence of a championship allowed the Indians to escape without a name attached to the loss to the Cubs, like "The Drive", "The Fumble" and "The Shot".

Jonas Valanciunas made his first career 3-pointer and the Toronto Raptors closed the regular season with a 98-83 win on Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who didn't play their "Big 3" All-Stars so they're playoff ready. Cleveland has been in desperate need of a center off the bench since it lost center Andrew Bogut to a broken leg in his debut with the team.

Some of the faces in the locker room have changed, but Cleveland's core (which starts and ends with the Big Three) is not much different, as the coach noted. Isaiah Thomas, who was scoreless until then, had 10 of them, including eight straight. "Portland has the first crack, and (the Blazers) will give it everything they have". Again, I'm really optimistic that we have the right people in the room that are going to react the way they always have to adversity. Jones was with the Cavs during the 2016 post-season, and the 12-year veteran provided toughness, experience and quality minutes in the Finals.

INDIANAPOLIS - Paul George finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague added 19 points and the Pacers clinched a playoff spot, beating Atlanta.

While the Cleveland Cavaliers have had an up-and-down season, LeBron James has had a great season individually. You know how talented he is and know he's going to come out and lead his team.

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with day at the horse races
In Hyde Park at midday, 41 volleys in honour of her birthday will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Heading to Newbury Racecourse for a modest celebration in royal standards, she watched her horse Maths Prize race.

They are the 21st and 22nd players to be on the Cavs' roster this season, with Tavares signed for the next two seasons as well.

Despite the Cavaliers' absolute thumping of the Celtics only a week ago, the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference will go down to the final day of the season.

Even with the late-season struggles, the Cavaliers still have the belief that they will be playing into late June. The Bucks' hopes rest largely on the shoulders of 6-foot-11 point forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, at 22 already one of the premier players in the league.

Cavaliers: James averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 8.7 assists.

Our pick: Raptors in six. However, the Wizards have proved to be one of the top teams in the East, rivaling Toronto for the best backcourt in the conference with John Wall and Bradley Beal. After an 82-game regular season, let the playoffs begin.

However, it was anything but easy as the Cavs, who had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, had to withstand a strong comeback by the Pacers, who had the ball and a chance to win with 20 seconds left.

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