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LeBron leads Cavs to Finals

LeBron leads Cavs to Finals

For Coach Lue to call the league's best offense in Golden State easier to guard than a team with so little offensive presence like Boston can only be an attempt to downplay the unsettling reality that Cleveland will have to overcome a team that possesses Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, among others, in order to retain its National Basketball Association title.

As the Golden State Warriors approach Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals on Thursday, they'll continue to be without head coach Steve Kerr.

"Once we start to lock in on that beast of a matchup that we've got next round, then we'll be very focused and I'll let (teammates) know what to expect out of a Finals appearance", he said. Kerr credited Brown with doing a "great job" in his absence.

"I think we all believed that, I wouldn't say we believed we would play them, but we believed they were the best team in the Western Conference and we were the best team in the Eastern Conference".

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are great and on a roll nearly as sweet as Golden State's, but to even slightly dismiss the Warriors is an obvious case of Eastern time zone bias or James Mania.

The 51-year-old coach took an indefinite leave of absence on April 23 as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent almost two years ago.

Cavaliers' 75 first-half points were the most in an National Basketball Association playoff game half since 2003 and gave them an 18-point cushion.




James needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points), as he entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics and reached the milestone in style late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot. Cleveland, during the regular season scored 110.3 points per game, and allowed 107.2 per game. The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in the league's final round. They won 73 games past year and a lot had to go right for the Cavs to come back from 3-1.

Kevin Love added a playoff career-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds to help the Cavaliers improve to 9-0 in the first three rounds of the playoffs.

I am interested in your opinions on who will win this series.

"I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said following the sweep of the Spurs. We understand that this is a good team. I think the biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being me.

"This is great learning for how far we have to go", Stevens said.

James still trails Jordan in one key area: titles. And now, as Durant leads the league's most potent team into the NBA Finals while Oden is long gone from the NBA spotlight, it's easy to forget that a lot of people agreed with Nelson.

"I wear the number because of Mike", James said. Get the popcorn ready.


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