Phoenix Suns surging in the NBA Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns’ 4-0 dismantling of the Denver Nuggets in their NBA Western Conference semifinal series was an emphatic statement of intent.

Proving what a force they are to be reckoned with, they had far too much quality for the Nuggets to contend with, as they made it seven consecutive playoff wins.

Defending exceptionally to keep quiet two of the Nuggets’ stars in Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, they worked as a collective unit and stuck to the task at hand with dedication. Forcing frequent turnovers, limiting the success of the Nuggets’ shooting and restricting them from implementing their mechanics effectively, Chris Paul credited the Suns’ coaching staff for their stopping prowess. “Shout-out to our coaches,” Paul asserted.

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“We’re prepared for every game. Win or lose, one thing we won’t be is underprepared. And just attention to detail — we have slip-ups here and there, but the signs of a good team is when you can lock in defensively. And that’s where we try to hang our hat.”

With their starting five of Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Paul and Devin Booker all defending excellently, this aspect of their game has been the foundation for their tremendous form.

 

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Their offense has importantly been at a high level too, where scoring machines Paul and Booker have propelled them to great heights with their shooting and intelligence. While Ayton, Crowder and Bridges have also proved their worth, their schemes have been just as crucial towards their dangerous attack. “It’s very impressive how locked in we are as a unit,” Jae Crowder said. “All five guys on the court are on the same page at all times. I think that’s key.”

Looking right on top of their game and firing on all cylinders, the well rested Suns are rated as the second favourites at $3.75 behind the Brooklyn Nets at $2.50 to be crowned Champions.

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Upon considering they were priced at $17 to win the Championship at the start of May, the amazing drop in the odds is a testament to how wonderfully they’ve been playing on both sides of the ball.

Their next opponents will certainly have to be at their best to stop them to avoid being comprehensively brushed aside like the Nuggets were.

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Gifted Belgium squad gunning for glory at the Euros

Possessing one of finest squads at the Euros, it’s logical why Belgium are one of the favourites to win the tournament.

Flexing their muscles impressively by winning their opening two matches against Russia and Denmark, Roberto Martinez’s team top their group and have already qualified for the knockout stages.

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Although FIFA’s number one ranked team didn’t have it all their own way against the Danes, the fact they have such an incredible squad eventually saw them get over the line.

Bringing on Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel off the bench, their class immediately shone, as Belgium produced a stirring comeback to run out 2-1 winners.

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Boasting quality in all areas, the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Thorgan Hazard and Dries Mertens, Yannick Carrasco and Christian Benteke supplement De Bruyne and Hazard beautifully going forward.

Meanwhile, in midfield, players such as the aforementioned Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Leander Dendocker and Dennis Praet ensure they’re well stocked in this area of the pitch.

Full of experience, leadership and class at the back, Thibaut Courtois in goal is ably supported by experienced operators in the mould of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer and Dedryck Boyata.

With all this in mind, it makes perfect sense why the bookies rate the Red Devils as equal third favourites to be crowned champions alongside England at $7.50 (behind only Italy ($7) and France (4.33).

Considering many of their players are in their thirties, this golden generation will surely want to win some silverware after finishing third at the 2018 World Cup.

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At the peak of their powers and oozing with talent all over the pitch, the time is certainly now for this Belgium team to shine and capitalise on this brilliant opportunity for success.

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Italy serious contenders for Euros title

Roberto Mancini’s Italy have proven themselves to be legitimate contenders for the upcoming Euros.

Undefeated in 28 matches, they’ve been exceptionally hard to beat, as Mancini has formed a balanced, disciplined and spirited team. Having been in charge for 33 games, the fact Mancini’s men have only conceded 14 goals while scoring 82 goals illustrates their quality.

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Breezing through qualifying for the tournament by winning all 10 of their matches, plus beating Turkey comprehensively in their Euro opener 3-0, they have proved what a force they are to be reckoned with.

Placed in a challenging group that contains Switzerland, Wales and Turkey for the Euros, they’ll be wary not to underestimate their foes even though they should comfortably progress.

Considering all their matches are on home soil at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, this should work in their favour and further enhances their chances of not only progressing but also topping their group.

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Littered with a nice blend of youth and experience, Mancini’s 4-3-3 has class in all areas of the pitch, which sees them operate well both defensively and offensively. In goal Gianluigi Donnarumma will be the starter, as he’ll be ably supported by Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

Then, in midfield, their starting three is nothing short of exceptional, as Jorginho, Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti give them plenty of control, balance and the ability to carve open defensive units.

Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne will form an exciting front three, as they provide plenty of dynamism, skill and goal threat in the final third.

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Their squad importantly has depth all over too, with the likes of Giacomo Raspadori, Domenico Berardi, Andrea Belotti, Bryan Cristante and Alessandro Bastoni ensuring they’re stocked in all areas.

Priced at $12 to become European champions, the bookies give them a reasonable shout of winning. But with the likes of France, England, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal also right up there, the Azzurri will need to be at their best to be victorious.

In blistering form and with a tremendous collective spirit, Italy have earned their place as one of the favourites for the Euros.

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Harry Kane tipped to be top scorer at the Euros

With some of the world’s elite forwards raring to propel their countries to great things at the Euros, the Golden Boot race will be a fascinating one.

Harry Kane leads the list as the favourite among the bookies at $7, where the Englishman will be hoping to transfer his brilliant season at club level into his efforts with the national team.

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Finishing as the Premier League’s top scorer on 23 and with the most assists with 14, Kane was undoubtedly the finest marksman in the division. Proving he’s able to score a wide variety of goals from all over, the Tottenham Hotspur powerhouse will be a tough man to beat.

Excellent at dropping deep, running in behind and exploiting free space inside the area, his instinctive movement complements his clinical finishing masterfully.

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Always confident to unleash shots when given even the slightest sniff of goal, he doesn’t hesitate to back himself, which enhances his threat.

Such a nightmare for defenders to deal with due to his size, strength and athleticism, Kane looks set to terrorise his opponents in the group stage, where he’ll look to hit the ground running against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic.

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Ahead of some other star attackers such as Kylian Mbappe, Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Memphis Depay, Robert Lewandowski, Ciro Immobile and Antoine Greizmann, Kane is justifiably at the top of the talented list.

As an integral component of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, Kane’s goals will be crucial in England’s quest for glory. And if they can go far in the tournament, expect Kane to be the man banging in the goals and leading the scoring charts at this summer’s Euros.

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 Brazil to Host the Copa America 2021 After Argentina’s Removal

Just weeks before the Copa America 2021 starts, Argentina was stripped of the tournament. Brazil is now set to host the contest. According to the South American Football Confederation or CONMEBOL, Argentina’s removal as host was due to the “present circumstances.” The said country is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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The Struggle to Find a Host Amidst the Pandemic

The original hosts for the Copa America 2021 were Colombia and Argentina. Colombia rescinded their duty on May 20, citing political unrest in the country. It seemed like Argentina was going to take sole responsibility for the tournament. However, because of the pandemic, they chose not to be hosts.

Moreover, opposition to the Copa America 2021 had grown in Argentina. The said country went into a new 9-day lockdown after seeing 35,000 new cases each day of the week. 

The tournament was due to be played in 2020. But, the coronavirus forced its postponement to 2021. Now, 13 days before it is about to begin, its new host was announced.

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Brazil Confirmed as Last Minute Host

The Copa America 2021 will begin on June 13 and will end on July 11. Brazil is now the current host, and Chief of Staff Luiz Ramos confirmed it. The country will host the tournament in four venues.  They will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Mato Grosso, and Goias. These venues will hold the rescheduled competition.

On his Twitter, Ramos posted, “The Copa America in Brazil is confirmed. Coherence has won out. Brazil, which hosts the Libertadores, Sudamericana, not to mention the state and Brazilian Championship, cannot close its doors to such a traditional competition as this.” 

CONMEBOL also confirmed the post by tweeting, “Conmebol thanks the president @jairbolsonaro and his team, as well as the Brazilian Football Confederation for opening the doors of that country to what is today the safest sporting event in the world. South America will shine in Brazil with all its stars!”

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UEFA EURO 2020(2021). Bet on your favourites!

As everyone knows last year, the long-awaited European Football Championship 2020 was postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. And finally, after a year of waiting, fans will be able to enjoy the game of their favourite teams.

This year, the Championship will be held in 11 European cities:

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
  • Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
  • Bucharest (Romania) – Arena National
  • Budapest (Hungary) – Ferenc Puskas Stadium
  • Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium
  • Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park Stadium
  • London (England) – Wembley Stadium
  • Munich (Germany) – “Arena Munich”
  • Rome (Italy) – Olimpico Stadium
  • St. Petersburg (Russia) – St. Petersburg Stadium
  • Seville (Spain) – “Estadio La Cartuja” Stadium

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Recap: Brooklyn Nets Wins Game 4 vs Celtics, 141-126

It’s good news for those who’ve made basketball predictions in favour of the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets are in the lead in the first round of the playoff series as they beat the Boston Celtics on Game 4 of Nets vs Celtics, 141-126. The Nets have now secured their first trip to the conference semifinals since 2014. They now look to take 2-0 lead vs Milwaukee Bucks without James Harden.

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Kevin Durant scored 42 points while Kyrie Irving added 39 in the second quarter. Durant produced his 12th career 40-point by shooting 14 of 20 from the field. He also scored all 11 of his free throws. On the other hand, Irving shot 11 of 24 overall and made 6 of 12 3-point tries. He also posted 11 free throws and 11 rebounds. Former Celtics player Irving did all of these amidst booing from the fans.

Another notable player for Game 4 of Nets vs Celtics is Harden, who added 23 points and a playoff career-high 18 assists, just one shy of the franchise’s postseason record for assists set by Jason Kidd in 2007. This star trio had a combined shoot 33-of-56 from the field. 

For the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum led with 40 points, while Marcus Smart and Evan Fournier added 16 points each. The Celtics shot for 43.5%, and some of their players had to opt out of the game because of injuries. Kemba Walker was left with a knee injury while Robert Williams III had a sprained left ankle. 

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Fans Throw Water Bottle at Kyrie Irving

Game 4 of Nets vs Celtics was quite eventful, especially for Kyrie Irving, who was met with hostility from Boston fans. With a sellout crowd of 17,226, fans jeered and swore every time former Celtics player Irving touched the ball. 

This took a turn for the worse after the game. Irving was walking off the court when he was nearly hit by a bottle thrown from the stands. The police took the violet fan out of the game and in handcuffs.

Irving stated, “People feel very entitled out here. As a Black man playing in the NBA, dealing with a lot of this stuff, it’s fairly difficult. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s just unacceptable for that stuff to be happening. But we move on.”

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Bucks surging in the NBA Playoffs

The Milwaukee Bucks showed precisely why they’re one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA by comprehensively defeating the Miami Heat 4-0 in the first round of the finals.

Sweeping the Heat to love, they flexed their muscles emphatically to brush aside their adversaries. Led by their Greek superstar, Giannis Antetokpunmpo, who was immense going forward and excellent on the defensive end keeping Jimmy Butler pretty quiet, the Bucks were too much to handle.

Playing with tremendous collective spirit and a real togetherness, this was crucial towards them dominating on both sides of the ball.

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It was also impressive how the Bucks offense produced against a solid Heat defence with their game plan that allowed Giannis to shine and get the shooters open. Getting some fine contributors alongside Giannis, the likes of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, Pat Connaughton and Bryn Forbes were vital in their win.

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When speaking after the series, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer cut a delighted figure, but urged his team to remain focused. “We have a long way to go. It’s the first round of the playoffs. And I think there’s gotta be a humility, a humbleness, an attitude or a mindset to get better. We’ve advanced in the first round. Whoever we play next, we got to have a similar focus, a similar edge, willingness to play with each other, play together, all the things that we just did. It means nothing if we don’t keep doing it going forward.”

Set to face the star studded Brooklyn Nets next, they’ll be filled with confidence they can come out victors in this duel too.

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Interestingly, the bookies have them rated third favourites at $5.50 behind the Nets ($2.75) and Utah Jazz ($4.50), which makes them a solid value bet for the punters.

Although they’ll face many challenges ahead in their quest to win the Championship, if they can keep their sparkling form up then there’s every chance they can turn their title dreams into a reality.

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Euros will offer a stern test for France

Having been placed in the group of death containing Germany, Portugal and Hungary for the Euros, France will have their work cut out progressing.

But the current World Cup holders and losing finalists at the last Euro will back themselves to get the job done. Expertly coached by Didier Deschamps, who’s been in charge since 2012, and boasting an incredibly talented squad, France are justifiably still the favourites to win the tournament at $5.

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Rated ahead of some superb teams in the form of England, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Holland and Croatia, this is a testament by the bookies towards their credentials.

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Possessing an exceptional set of attacking options, which is headlined by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, and is only made stronger by Real Madrid star man Karim Benzema’s return, they’ll be an offensive force to be reckoned with. In addition, the likes of Olivier Giroud, Wissam Ben Yedder, Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman further illustrates their wealth of talent in this area. The fact they have three men in the top 10 in the Golden Boot betting duly punctuates their firepower.

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Then, in midfield, the likes of Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba, Chelsea’s Champions League winning maestro N’Golo Kante and Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot ensure they’re strong in this area.

Full of class defensively, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe and Benjamin Pavard ensure they’re not short of quality of depth here either.

Hugo Lloris in goal then rounds the team out, as he’s ably supported by Mike Maignan and Steve Mandanda.

As they’ve shown in the past, they’re always a tough team to beat due to the immense talent and depth of their squad. Moreover, seeing as the players are so familiar and settled with Deschamps’ game plan, this only increases their chances of success.

Favourites and reigning world champions, France will still need to be on top of their game from the off just to get out of their challenging group. If they can do that, this will give them immense confidence they can go on and charge through the tournament.

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