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NewsAlert: Cavaliers beat Celtics; advance to NBA Finals against Warriors

Rita Gibson | 28 May, 2017, 07:54

In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way.

But it all evaporated.

Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason. It will be a familiar foe on the opposite end of the court of, but first, let us talk about the greatness of this team one more time. Golden State punched its ticket by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, while the Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in five games to win the Eastern Conference.

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.

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Can LeBron and the Cavs do it again?

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.

Game 1 is next Thursday in Oakland.


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