Cavaliers crushes Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

The 28-year-old Thomas aggravated the injury in game 6 of the Celtics' second-round series against the Washington Wizards.

Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co.

Of course, they bounced back. "We would probably have to go with the bigger guy at this point".

"I know the Bay Area is ready to settle the score in this rematch", Harris said Friday in a written statement.

Even still, James remains the Chosen One.

Bradley promised that the Celtics would be better in 2017-18. "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better". Even with all that, the Celtics' postseason roster would produce.088 wins shares per 48 minutes, leaving them seventh overall, just by a smaller margin. They've combined to play six series. "But nobody's going to feel sorry for me. I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible". Initially that doesn't look promising, but James did sit out a handful of road games this season.

"The plan is to play until 40, and they know that". MacMullan specifically mentioned Thomas and Marcus Smart as players Ainge would have dealt under the right circumstances.

"Hopefully", James said that night, "I don't continue to have to run into him".

Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors, who added superstar Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 games a year ago before its Finals flameout. "But I'd say anybody up front". "That's all, you guys going to have the conversations about who's the greatest of all time, things of that nature". Like, am I the reason that they're not that good?

Well, James and Irving are still here, playing better in these playoffs than ever before. Still, they beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland the next game before falling in Games 4 and 5. And Love is coming off a red-hot series in the conference finals against Boston. Green hit LeBron in the groin, was suspended for Game 5 and Klay Thompson said postgame that, "I guess [LeBron's] feelings got hurt". Danny was right there. I was focused on trying to get as far as I can in the playoffs.

"He's been through a lot, toward the end of this season".

"The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love said Saturday, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

In baseball, the Yankees and Giants set a trio of World Series dates between 1921-23 - but that was 25 years before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier. He's really had a special year.

"I don't think he's (LeBron) surpassed Kobe (Bryant) at all, no", Pippen told Cari Champion during a Wednesday appearance on ESPN. Every night was challenging, and you can't just sleepwalk through a season, sleepwalk through the playoffs and expect to be here.

After a mostly drama-free National Basketball Association playoffs, the third part of this trilogy hopefully will not disappoint. But on the eve of the postseason, his sister died in a auto accident in Washington state.

Being forced off the floor put things in perspective for Thomas.

Any mistake the Celtics made, the Cavaliers jumped all over, getting out on the fast break and scoring at will. "It definitely humbles you. So however you want to take that, that's how the season's been".

  • Julie Sanders