Barber: It's Warriors vs. LeBron James again

31 May, 2018, 17:21 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry right celebrates after they defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Monday

Defending star Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the National Basketball Association finals won't be a one-man job for coach Tyronn Lue's Cleveland Cavaliers.

James scored 35 points, secured 15 rebounds and dished out nine assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

That's why Golden State had bafflingly bad performances in the first halves of both Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference finals - with only their talent allowing the Warriors to escape in the end.

James said he spent Monday "relaxing and decompressing" with a family cookout to celebrate Memorial Day, but he shifted into Finals preparation mode Monday night when the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets tipped off Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. However, given the NBA Finals coverage is produced by ESPN-this is the 16 consecutive year the broadcaster has covered the final series on ABC-the games will also be available for streaming via the ESPN app. But he said he's at peace with the things he and the franchise have been able to accomplish over the past four seasons, which has included a championship and now four Finals appearances.

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The Celtics top performer in the playoffs was rookie Jayson Tatum , who closed out the series with 24 points and seven rebounds. It's a debate is as old as time - well, since James was drafted into the league, at least.

The Golden State Warriors will go head-to-head against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. They have quickly forged their way in the history books as one of the best teams ever assembled. "I want to just try to maximize as much as I can and be as good as I can".

For all of its flaws, Cleveland can generally be governed by one thing: If the Cavaliers are making threes, they have a chance to be competitive.

"So it will be interesting to see how competitive LeBron James can make this Finals, but any game they get in this Finals would be a huge upset, to me".

"Just having these guys here who have been through it, been through the tough times, been through the great times as well, this is a bond that can't be broken", Lue said.

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1, no question, but Kevin Durant, you can argue, is the second-best player alive. I know a lot of people probably didn't watch me play before I got to the Warriors. "When it comes to team sports, that's something that you would hope that you could be a part of". They find a way to play well enough to keep the games in striking distance so James can will the Cavs across the finish line, and that will be the strategy again starting Thursday at Oracle Arena.

"I'm truly blessed to have the opportunity", Hill said. And just because a guy is not playing well, you can't give up on a guy.

Sceptics wonder how much juice James has left.

Mbah a Moute, 31, averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds with a shooting line of.481/.364/.684 through 61 games in 2017-18. When they lose, it's because Steph Curry played poorly. "I think they're still proud of the work we did, but at the same time, it hurts".

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Celtic players and coaches duly noted that the same issue that was dogging their own playoff run - particularly against Milwaukee and Cleveland. Cleveland dealt their superstar point guard this offseason, scraping together some decent role players through a montage of trades.

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