Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 7 vs. Rockets

30 May, 2018, 05:24 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • LeBron James led the Cavs back to the NBA finals

This game had some competition being on Memorial Day Weekend, and Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final airing at the same time, but the people who tuned in were in for quite the treat.

Had the Cavaliers lost in that first round, as many expected, few would have faulted James. The Cavs are actually down a superstar, after trading Kyrie Irving. Asked about the disparity on Tuesday, Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue declined to play into the narrative that his team is a long shot.

The Rockets tried their best in the final quarter, and James Harden hit a good lay-up to make it a 7 point game at 78-71. Kevin Durant was the game's leading scorer (34 points) and Draymond Green its leading rebounder (13 boards). "They've been to Game 7s". James excelled as usual, and his supporting cast, including J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, George Hill, gave just enough help to win.

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The Cavaliers will take on either the reigning champions Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets in the championship series. LeBron James writhes in pain on the floor after suffering a suspected knee injury in the final quarter of the game.

The Rockets missed an National Basketball Association playoff record 27 consecutive three-point attempts on Monday night, including a woeful 0-for-14 stretch in the third quarter.

"I feel like he is who he is at this point".

But none of their weaknesses have stopped the Cavaliers from pulling out two Game 7s in this postseason, or from stomping on a 59-win Toronto team in four straight games. You've seen that throughout the course of the playoffs this year and you've seen it the last three years, that those guys are up for the challenge.

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In all likelihood, the Warriors will storm past the Cavaliers in four or five games, validating the oddsmakers who made them preposterously large favorites. By removing both a passing and scoring option from the floor, Paul, nicknamed "CP3" for his jersey number, was the three the Rockets missed most of all.

That's the advice of Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, who will serve as the ESPN analysts for the deja vu all over again series between the Warriors and Cavaliers.

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