The best photos from the week in sports: May 11 - 18

A packed season in sports continued this week with plenty of action across multiple leagues.

The NBA playoffs raged on as the Boston Celtics continued to surprise against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors duked it out on the West Coast.

In hockey, the Washington Capitals took on the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning while the Vegas Golden Knights, 2017's NHL expansion team, continued to surpass expectations against the Winnipeg Jets.

Elsewhere in the world, major names in tennis took to the courts in Australia and hockey's IIHF Wold Championships took place in Denmark.

Click through the slideshow above to see the photos from these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.