The Cavs were able to do that with Indiana's Paul George, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Boston's Isaiah Thomas, who aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 and missed the remainder of the series.
James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. That development coincided with the decline of Iguodala's health, as he dealt with back issues down the stretch of the series despite remaining a constant in the lineup as far as minutes played.
Lue knows the Cavs are facing a hard task, one made tougher with the addition of the versatile Durant, who can score down low, from the perimeter and free-throw line.
Stephen Curry remembers one particular pass vividly.
But James and a healthy, hot-shooting Kyrie Irving? "I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain but I did fine, I could make it through", he said. They have been averaging 116.8 points per game and beating teams by 13.6 points. "There are a lot of guys that can dribble drive and finish at the rim, but that's all they can do. So it makes it even more unsafe when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys". "He also can shoot the 3 off the dribble".
Yes, you read that correctly.in a series that features at least six hall of famers, the tide will shift and succeed based on the effort and knowledge of the coaches, Tyronn Lue for the Cavs and the combination of Steve Kerr and Mike Brown for the Warriors. The Cavs were down 14 in the fourth quarter. That was when Brown returned to the Cavs for a second tenure as head coach.
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While many purists will debate to the death that it will never surpass the storied history of the Lakers-Celtics, not even that great rivalry pulled off the rare feat of happening three times in a row. "He has medium floater". And when he gets to the rim, he can finish in traffic among 7-footers.
Have the two team faced each other this season? . The Cavs All-Star guard made his now famous go-ahead, step-back 3-pointer. That set up his team's 93-89 victory in Game 7. Thats why I relate to him so much. "You got to come out every night and prove yourself".
But even that isn't always enough. I think you've found two great teams, and we've played that way, and maybe people don't appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep.
Irving keeps maturing as a clutch player.
February 18, 2002 - James is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the words, "The Chosen One". There have been four finals games with totals of 211 or more points in that span, and those have split 2-2 O/U. That 112-97 victory started the Cavs' comeback.
There is a solid chance the National Hockey League and NBA could both have repeat champions for the first time in awhile, but whether wounded survivors on ice or well-rested on the hardcourt, both series should make for close games and compelling viewing. "He's so shifty, and finds ways to create space".
Dribbling near the sideline, the two-time MVP threw a left-handed, behind-the-back pass in the direction of Klay Thompson, but the ball's intended recipient never had a chance. The shot gave him 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career. Moreover, Kevin Love also is producing big numbers with 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.