History suggests Marcus Morris could challenge LeBron in Eastern Conference
History suggests Marcus Morris could challenge LeBron in Eastern Conference
Getty Images SHARE
13 May, 2018, 01:02
In many ways, LeBron James is the Nick Saban of the NBA Eastern Conference - if you can't beat him, you better update your resume.
"With this group, we have more depth in [the perimeter] positions, suited more to guard LeBron", said Horford, who was part of last year's team that lost to the Cavaliers in five games. Let the band play on, starting with the Rolling Stones' 1964 hit "Not Fade Away."That refers to the Boston Celtics' fondest defensive hope in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, starting Sunday afternoon, as they face LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newest tool in James' kit.The faderThat is an unstoppable, untoppable, unblockable fadeaway jump shot, taken from a position so laid back a hammock should be its ultimate landing zone".
The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics, 102-99, in the regular-season opener at Quicken Loans Arena, but fell, 102-88, in Boston on January 3. They're ready to get behind their team. He is playing at a ridiculous level right now. No one was helped more by Thursday's off day than the Celtics swingman. Thomas, damaged goods with a mangled hip, never fit in the lineup or meshed in the Cavs' turmoil-filled locker room. The teams he has been connected to are all on the verge of being contenders, but the Cavaliers remain the cream of the crop in a much less competitive Eastern Conference.
But with Jayson Tatum, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown all moving up quickly on the growth chart because of the opportunities created by season-ending injuries to Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, the Celtics have actually improved since the Milwaukee series.
In a timeframe that has often already swallowed up most first-time National Basketball Association coaches, he's managed to endear himself to a championship-driven city by helping Boston make an improbable run back to the Eastern Conference finals. Because they're on TV all the time, we're watching them every night, just like everybody else is. Against the 76ers, Tatum averaged 24 points. James' relationship with owner Dan Gilbert has always been frayed and having brought a championship to his hometown, James could find it easier to leave Cleveland for the second time. What if we trade the number eight pick for player X? If you had of told fans before the season started that the team would win 52 games, nab the 3 seed and win a playoff series, they would've taken that scenario and run with it. If you made me bet my house, I think I would go with Golden State because I've seen it before. In typical LeBron fashion, he completely defied the naysayers by playing just as well this series as the last.
Back from an ankle injury, Curry will be at the forefront with his trademark long-range three-point shooting and silky play-making.
Hayward is on the Celtics' playoff roster and Boston is winning. Clarkson, Hill, and Hood, all acquired at the deadline, combined for 44 points.
LeBron James, who is averaging 34.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in the playoffs, has been the key to everything the Cavs have accomplished so far. He has more postseason points against Boston than anyone has scored against a single opponent in the playoffs in National Basketball Association history.
Like Rozier and Brown, the 20-year-old Tatum is playing better in these moments. His heroics include scoring 45 points in Game 7 to oust in in a first-round series and two buzzer-beaters. Now it may seem counterproductive to tray and engage the best player in the world as frequently as possible, bu the Celtics best bet at limiting LeBron's impact in the series is to tire him out. "He's obviously a special talent". In just about every simulation in my mind, the Cavaliers will come out on top.
But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson rejected this notion as "crazy" days ago, and Mrs May doesn't have the majority support on it. All EU members are part of the customs union which means there are no tariffs on goods transported between member states.
The Average Directional Index or ADX is a technical analysis indicator used to describe if a market is trending or not trending. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.
The free practice run concluded with Bottas, setting his time on the soft compound, remaining on top from Hamilton and Vettel. Stroll almost hit the tire barriers after going off the track with about a half-hour left in the session.
Racing had the chance to equalise from a drop goal at the death but Talès missed his shot and Leinster took the title. We're under no illusions, it's a very formidable bunch of players that we'll be up against.
The deal focused on limiting and monitoring Iran's production of nuclear fuel, a key ingredient for producing such weapons. The nuclear detente had sparked great hopes for the opening of the Iranian market, BDI head Dieter Kempf said.
I work hard to help my team. "After that there'll be consequences - if we are going to break [records] or not". We really enjoy working together, the boys enjoy working together, the mood in the dressing room.
On Tuesday, Cabarrus County Schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools announced they would make May 16 an optional teacher workday. The Alamance-Burlington School System will be closed for students on May 16 because of requested employee absences.
The 24-year-old, seeded fifth, will now face the South African Kevin Anderson in the semi-finals on Saturday. Nadal hadn't lost a single set on clay since falling to Thiem a year ago in the Italian Open quarterfinals.
Attitude is everything in golf, especially on this Pete Dye-designed course created on land that used to be a swamp. It ranges from Greg Norman to Lee Janzen, from Tiger Woods to Craig Perks, from Henrik Stenson to Tim Clark.
The payment to Clifford was the first known activity involving Essential Consultants, a shell company incorporated in DE by Cohen. It said Cohen approached AT&T in the transition period between Trump's November 2016 election and his January 2017 swearing-in.
Weekly Cranswick plc (LON:CWK) Ratings
In related news, insider Brian Gilvary sold 103,138 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. It increased, as 0 investors sold Aviva plc shares while 1 reduced holdings. 9,600 were reported by Price T Rowe Assoc Md.
Allahabad Bank posts net loss of Rs 3509.63 crore in Q4
The lender said its provision coverage ratio (PCR) improved to 62.91 per cent in FY 2017-18 up from 50.11 per cent in FY 2016-17. Ahead of the results, Union Bank shares closed 4.7 percent down in a Mumbai market that ended 0.2 percent lower.
Weekly Chemring Group plc (LON:CHG) Ratings
XP Power Limited, an investment holding company, provides power supply solutions in Europe, North America, and Asia. On Tuesday, November 21 Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of CPG in report with "Hold" rating.
North Korea 'taking measures' to dismantle nuclear site
Special rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana issued a statement hours after three US prisoners released by Pyongyang arrived back home. She said that Pompeo told Kim that the future will be bright for the North when it denuclearizes under Washington's terms .
T20 2018: Kolkata beat Punjab by 31 runs
After Chris Lynn's dismissal, it was Sunil Narine who made a decision to go after KXIP bowler. For Punjab to make a match out of it, they needed both Chris Gayle and Rahul to score big.
Area postal carriers hosting food drive
Blackledge said all non-perishable foods are welcomed, but he encourages donors to consider donations that are high in nutrition. Postal Service letter carriers will pick up the bags and donated items to help stock the shelves at the Food Bank of Siouxland.