Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

"I wasn't used to this much attention, no matter if it was good or bad".

"But while we love great competition between great teams we don't want the rest of the season to be a foregone conclusion, particularly at the prices the National Basketball Association charges for tickets".

Game one of the NBA Finals takes place at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland next Thursday.

Yes, Jordan needed fewer games than James (179 to 212). The Kawhi Leonard injury in the opening game ruined the Spurs chances and vilified Zaza Pachulia.

Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason.

"(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. It's also the third straight year the two teams have clashed in the finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015. "It's cute.". The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team.

Everything he can do to help Golden State get prepared, Kerr is doing - until he feels he might be fine to return to the bench.

"I can't lie. I went when I was 23 years old and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship", he said. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were daunting enough with Harrison Barnes. This team is just not fair.

This NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been building up for a while.

Want to show up your friend? Warriors 2017 NBA Finals scheduleEven if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago. The answer is 2010. James didn't speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's Finals ended.

Without a question, MJ has the upper hand there with six titles to LeBron's three and a 100 percent record in championship series to King James' 3-of-7.

Kyrie Irving looked fantastic during this series.

Cleveland's 75 first half points were the most in an National Basketball Association playoff game half since 2003 and gave them an 18-point cushion. He has four career finals MVP awards and the only other player in this series with one on his resume is Andre Igoudala - and his really should have been given to James. We understand they're confident, they're a great team out west. Their consolation prize is, they won the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the number one pick on June 22 and a shot to select their LeBron James. ABC has been hosting the NBA Finals ever since the 2003 season.

There's also the additions of Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, two players who have strengthened a second unit, providing more experience and outside shooting. "I think this move, and the criticism that comes with this move, has made me zero in on what's the most important thing, and that's just playing basketball, working out every day, getting better, enjoying every single day as a basketball player".

"I'm a guy who always got happy and excited of seeing my team successful, of seeing my individual teammates be successful".