Fateh strikes again

Updated 18 December 2012
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Fateh strikes again

Last Friday, Fateh did it again and beat Hilal one more time in Ahsa. Even if the match gets repeated, Fateh would still win with that Hilal's way of play. Hilal's game plan was so strange, their coach didn't use his winning formula. Everything was new and different. Reminds of the saying "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Maybe change is a good thing, but timing can be crucial. People don't usually take dangerous risks on the most important events like the match of the year.
So now, Hilal has another problem in the name of Shabab. With their loss from Fateh, it will even be more difficult to get the league title back.
As for Fateh, despite the many pessimist observers who predicted that the team will not be able to stay for long,I believe otherwise. I can see that this team is heading for the title and when they get it, it will definitely be well deserved. Fateh plays very good football, keeps the respect toward other teams and obviously has a good camaraderie among their own team members.
More on Fateh… they could have a rematch with Hilal in the Crown Prince Cup. We will see if Fateh will be able to kick Hilal out or Hilal will gain a little of its pride back? I think this Fateh-Hilal match will make the winter warmer for us as we await the answer to this big question, in the end, who will come out a winner?
As for other teams, Ahli is back to losing points, and it seems that there won't be a place for them in the four positions of the league. But Ahli is not alone in the bottom as Ittihad has not been that strong anymore. I wonder what went wrong for both teams? I hope the Crown Prince Cup alters their fate and make their fans happy.


LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers blocks a dunk by Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP)
Updated 28 May 2018
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LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

  • In the first close game of the series — and the lowest-scoring — James played all 48 minutes and had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for his sixth straight Game 7 win.
  • The NBA Finals begin Thursday at either Houston or Golden State.

BOSTON: With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 win over the Celtics and eliminating Boston from the Eastern Conference finals in the decisive seventh game.
In the first close game of the series — and the lowest-scoring — James played all 48 minutes and had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for his sixth straight Game 7 win.
The NBA Finals begin Thursday at either Houston or Golden State. The Rockets host the seventh game of the West finals on Monday night.
Jayson Tatum scored 24 for Boston, which was looking to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. Al Horford scored 17 points and Marcus Morris added 14 with 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who led 72-71 with six minutes remaining before the Cavaliers scored 15 of the next 17 points to pull away.
James and Horford embraced after the buzzer, then the Cavaliers donned NBA Finals hats and Eastern conference championship shirts before shuffling off the court to receive their trophy.
It’s not the one they want.
James had to do it without Kevin Love — Cleveland’s only other all-star — who sustained a concussion in Game 6 and was replaced in the lineup by Jeff Green. Making his first start since the first-round opener against Indiana, Green scored 19 points and added eight rebounds — the star of James’ starless supporting cast.
The Celtics have had more time to get used to their injuries: Gordon Hayward has been out since the first game of the season, and Kyrie Irving has been sidelined since March. With the rookie Tatum and second-year Jaylen Brown, Boston established itself as the team of the future in the East.
But the present still belongs to James.
And, for now, that means Cleveland, too.

TIP-INS
Cavaliers: Shot just 2 of 17 from 3-point range in the first half. They made three of their first 22 shots before James and Green connected on back-to-back attempts midway through the third quarter.
Celtics: Paul Pierce, whose number was retired by the Celtics this season, cheered the team on from courtside. ... Rapper 21 Savage was also at the game. ... Boston was 7 for 39 from 3-point range, with Terry Rozier missing all 10 of his attempts.