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AKRON, Ohio -- Jimond Ivey had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, Josh Williams hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Akron beat Coppin State 87-63 on Wednesday night. Cheap Nike React Ireland .Akron won its 22nd straight game at Rhodes Arena to move within four of tying the arena record.Williams made four of his first six shots and Akron built a 24-16 lead with nine minutes left in the first half. The Zips extended it to 42-25 with two minutes to play on Iveys breakaway dunk. The duo combined to score 25 points by halftime as the Zips held a 44-29 lead.Isaiah Johnson added 14 points for Akron (7-2), which made 12 of 26 3-pointers (46 percent). Antino Jackson and Tavian Dunn-Martin added 12 points apiece.Keith Shivers led Coppin State (0-11) with 13 points and Dejuan Clayton added 12 points. The Eagles were just 5 of 10 from the free-throw line compared to Akrons 25 attempts. Nike Epic React Ireland . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Nike React Discount . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. The NBAs general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland?matchup in this seasons NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.Such was the consensus from the annual poll of general managers by The Warriors and Cavaliers each got 97 percent of the votes cast by GMs when asked to pick the Western and Eastern conference champions -- meaning, if each team got one ballot, 29 of the 30 teams voted for a rematch.And heres why it wouldnt have been unanimous: General managers were not allowed to vote for their own clubs. Boston got the other conference-title vote in the East; San Antonio got the other one in the West.The Warriors got 69 percent of votes cast to emerge as champions for the second time in three years this season, with the defending titlist Cavaliers getting the other 31 percent.While the leagues general managers might be universal in their praise of the Warriors, TNT analyst Charles Barkley is less impressed.I still think they got some of the same issues this year with that team, Barkley said Tuesday?during a lunch before TNTs Inside the NBA studio team was elected to the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Can they rebound the ball? Theyre going to still be shooting jumpers. Theyre not going to get any low-post scoring. Can that type of play hold up through the rigors of the NBA playoffs? Im still going to say the same thing Ive always said: no.The retooled Warriors will begin their quest for a second title in three years on Tuesday when they open the season with a home game against the?San Antonio Spurs.Other balloting led to the following predictions:??Clevelands LeBron James will win his fifth MVP award. James got 47 percent of the vote, easily outpacing Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook (23 percent), Golden States two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Houstons James Harden (10 percent each), new Warriors forward Kevin Durant (7 percent) and Indianas Paul George (3 percent).??James remains a nightmare for opponents. Asked which player forces coaches to make the most adjustments, James got 75 percent of the vote, far more than Curry (21 percent) and Golden States Draymond Green (4 percent).??Minnesotas Karl-Anthony Towns would be the player most GMs, if starting a franchise today and could sign any player, would take in such a scenario. Towwns was picked on 48 percent of ballots, followed by Durant (21 percent) and James (17 percent). Nike React Mens Shoes Ireland. ??Phoenixs Devin Booker is the player most likely to have a breakout season, listed on 31 percent of the ballots. He was ahead of Towns (14 percent) and Indianas Myles Turner (10 percent), with 11 other players also getting mentions.??Curry remains the NBAs best point guard, getting 63 percent of the votes in that category. Chris Paul of the?Los Angeles Clippers?(20 percent) was second, followed by Westbrook (10 percent) and Clevelands Kyrie Irving (7 percent).??Other top positional rankings went to shooting guard Harden of Houston, James at small forward, New Orleans Anthony Davis at power forward and the Clippers DeAndre Jordan at center. Interestingly, not only was James the overwhelming pick at small forward, but he also placed a close second in power forward balloting.??Golden State, which landed Durant this summer, was the easy pick as the team that made the best overall moves this offseason. Not coincidentally, 80 percent of the GMs also said Durant is the player move that will make the most impact, far ahead of the 13 percent who think Bostons getting Al Horford will.??Durants move to Golden State narrowly edged Dwyane Wade signing with Chicago as the most surprising move of the offseason.??Minnesota was the pick to be the leagues most improved team this season, and the Wolves Kris Dunn is the overwhelming choice to be the rookie of the year.??San Antonios Kawhi Leonard was overwhelmingly selected as the best defensive player and best perimeter defender in the league, part of the reason the Spurs got 50 percent of the GM votes as the NBAs top defensive team. Jordan was the easy winner in balloting for best interior defender.??The Spurs Gregg Popovich was the pick again as both the best head coach and best coach in terms of managing and motivating players.??James was picked as the NBAs best leader, most versatile player and as the player with the best basketball IQ. But if GMs could pick one player to take a shot with the game on the line, he was the second choice -- far behind Curry.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' '