The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 98-79 to force a game seven tomorrow in Miami. LeBron James was 19-26 from the floor, on his way to scoring 45 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists. LeBron James joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in the NBA playoffs to record at least 45 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists, The winner in the decisive game seven will move on to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The New York Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, who avoided the sweep with the 7-3 win. RA Dickey won his ninth game of the season, as the New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 3-1.
In track and field news, Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt said yesterday he had flirted with the idea of running 18 seconds in the 200 meters, but reiterated that his immediate focus was the successful defense of his sprint titles at the London Olympics later this year. Bolt currently owns both sprint records after storming to 19.19 seconds in the 200 meters and 9.58 seconds in the 100 meters at the Berlin World Championships three years ago.
“The record in the 200m is easier to lower because there’s a lot more room for improvement. You can always execute the corner and the straight a little better so there’s always room to run fast over the 200m. I love my 200m and that’s what I always dreamed to be, the 200m champion, because that’s what I started out in,” Bolt explained. “But the 100m is the glory event and I definitely want to double” he said.
At the NCAA Women’s Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Trinidadians Kai Selvon, a sophomore at Auburn and Semoy Hackett, a senior at LSU, both advanced to the 200 meter finals with times of 22.66 and 22.58, respectively. Both women will compete in the 100 meter finals today.