They have earned a rubber match with the Warriors, setting up one of the most anticipated NBA Finals in recent memory. But then he added this: "OK, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland".
"I'm excited about the now, to be honest", Brown said.
And they're doing this without their head coach.
Kerr is still involved, albeit donning sweatpants.
With this being the third installment of the Cleveland-Golden State finals saga, basketball bettors do have some history to weigh these totals trend against. The Cavaliers finished the opening quarter with a 16 point lead, up 43 - 27; with 43 being a franchise record in the playoffs for most points in any quarter.
On July 4, with a 351-word post on The Players' Tribune, Durant announced he was joining the Warriors.
In the first championship meeting in 1952, Layne and Walker ran for TDs to give the Lions a 17-7 win and their first championship since 1935. "I'm really proud of our guys". "We're just embracing that". Nope. They're considerable underdogs because LeBron, the best player of his generation, is facing the most successful team of his generation. Simple as that. It's good that we're here now. They've already proven who they are, and there's no longer a doubt whether or not this season was a success - it was.
But for the third year in a row, the Cavs enter the NBA Finals as the underdog. Thomas juggled his emotions and the task at hand and didn't miss a single contest, flying back home to Washington when Boston's first-round series against the Bulls shifted to Chicago.
Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring?
Can the Cavs do it again?
It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals, with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014.
But they also showed how badly they need him. After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points.
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. And for me not to be able to continue to play and to help my team was probably the toughest time that I've had as a player just because I've never been in position where I couldn't play due to injury, especially in an important time it is right now. I was thinking about something during the game four wipe out: if the National Basketball Association started over today and we had a draft how long before the core four of the Warriors were selected?
"The biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the record is that I did it just being me". "If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?" "Playing the game the right way", Brown said.
Down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series , there is no turning back now. "Again, we're always juggling numbers", said Laviolette. The last team to beat the Ducks in a Game 5 at Honda Center also was Nashville .
The Arsenal manager said he will attend a board meeting on Tuesday, and the situation will be clearer on Wednesday or Thursday. Despite this, we were able to equalise but then we conceded after a few minutes and that was key for our loss.
Now they have to deal with an engaged Warriors team that isn't likely to sleepwalk through a half, as they did in Game 1 . Despite a 0-2 series hole, the Spurs training staff will have until Saturday to attempt to heal Leonard's sprained ankle.
But superstars like James and Steph Curry can make their teams much more attractive for free agents. "They took it. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown, when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion".
Tusk said in a televised statement after the joint meeting with Trump that trade was one of the issues that remained "open". The secretary general now wants countries to present plans on how they'll reach that level of spending.
Coptic Christians, whose church dates back almost 2,000 years, make up about 10 percent ofEgypt's population of 92 million. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has condemned yesterday's attack on a bus in Egypt carrying Coptic Christians.
The awkwardness may stem from Trump's tacit support of Macron's rival Marine Le Pen during the French election. Trump's aversion to hand-shaking seemed to lessen over the course of the USA presidential campaign.
The FBI's Russian Federation investigation gained increased attention after the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Kislyak also attended a Trump campaign speech in Washington in April 2016 that Kushner attended.
They also called for Israel to ease restrictions on the entry of books, clothing, food and other items from family members. He urged the global community to support the prisoners and demanded that Israel respect their rights and human dignity.
So, the Chelsea manager will have to be satisfied with only one title in his first season in English soccer. Mesut Ozil was a tiger, attacking down the right with zest and nearly kicking Eden Hazard off the pitch.
Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69
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U.S. embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official
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US withholding its endorsement of climate pact
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British police make 10th arrest in Manchester bombing probe
We won't let hate win", wrote the star, who promised to share details about the benefit concert once they were confirmed. It followed searches at a separate property in Cheetham Hill and an address in the Longsight area in south Manchester.
Cher performs in pasties at Billboard Music Awards
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Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future
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