I'm trying to squeeze this orange until there's no more juice left. In the Eastern Conference finals, center Kevin Love missed Game 7 and all but a few minutes of Game 6 with a concussion.
"He told me, 'Tomorrow you're going to play a little defense, ' and I was like, 'Nah that's not my game, Dennis Rodman, why you in my dream?'"
LBJ's reign in the east continues and he'll now go in search of his fourth ring with a fourth successive meeting with the Golden State Warriors on the cards. For the better part of the last calendar year, the Cavs' franchise has experienced no shortage of ups and downs - slow climbs and faster falls - and yet James and Co. still find themselves in the same place they started this ride last June, en route to a fourth straight NBA Finals.
"I hate when people say that", he said, per 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. To silence a great crowd - this is a great crowd, the fans here are really incredible - to hear them quiet down, there's nothing quite like it in the world.
It has certainly been easy to pick on Cleveland's supporting cast.
Since taking charge of the Celtics in 2013, head coach Brad Stevens has been eliminated by LeBron and the Cavs three times and he paid tribute to the 15-year veteran after the game. But I'll always stay true to the game of basketball because the game of basketball always stays true to me. And again he still had 35, 15 and nine. It's ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny - doesn't matter.
"Sorry for you guys that don't know much about Cedar Point", James said, "but it's been a roller coaster".
James played all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his career and is already at 100 for the year with at least four more to come.
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"Throughout the timeouts, I was able to catch my breath".
"I'm the leader of this team, and I'm going to give what I've got". Cleveland made just 2-for-17 three-pointers, including several open looks in the first two quarters.
"Right before the break I kind of reset. We know what we have to do", Harden said.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtic attack with 24 points as Boston suffered their only loss in 11 home games during the play-offs. Al Horford added 17 points and Marcus Morris had a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards.
Boston made the mistake of using the three pointer as their main offensive weapon down the stretch but they finished a dismal seven-of-39 overall from beyond the arc. We held them to (87 points), all we had to do was put the ball through the basket and that's the one thing we struggled with.
For James, a potential free agent, the victory postponed a decision about his future until next month.
James has now been to eight straight finals - four with the Heat, four with the Cavaliers - but could leave Cleveland for a second time this offseason.More news: Salah travels to Spain for treatment
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