SCHEDULE: Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Finals on ABC7

The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. It may not have been as easy as they made it look, but now the real challenge looms: the mighty Golden State Warriors, who went 12-0 in their Western Conference playoffs run and are looking to extract revenge after being up 3-1 in The 2016 Finals before losing to these Cavaliers.

"I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals, to win your conference finals, it's a big task", Brown said.

The Golden State Warriors would love to start the series off with a game one win to remove some of the pressure of being the heavy favorites. So I didn't even believe I could be Mike.

James scored 35 points in the series-clinching victory against the Boston Celtics to reach 5,995 points, taking him past the previous mark of 5,987 set by basketball great Jordan. And, once again, it has been left to Golden State to knock off LeBron James and the Cavaliers after they ripped through the East. "That was my mindset. I can't lie", Durant said when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one.

LeBron James scored 35 points on an absurdly efficient 13-for-18 shooting, and almost hit a triple double with eight each in assists and rebounds. But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. The Boston Celtics clearly had something to say about that.

Coach Tyronn Lue said they've gotten tighter this season. Game 1 is next Thursday, and the tension between two giants that have spent most of the past three years eyeing each other will be released.

Normally in a matchup of this quality, home-court advantage would count for a lot. "It means that I've got to go straight to work tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to watching some of these prospects".

Smart led Boston with 27 points in the team's 111-108 Game 3 upset. If they can take care of their first two at home, then they'll put themselves in a great position heading into Cleveland. LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden StateLeBron calls the Warriors a "juggernaut'Rahm, Mickelson in contention after Round 1 at ColonialMelrose credits Penguins' character to make Finalsc The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook inst".

James scored 20 points in the first half, including 11 in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver helped spread out Boston's defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities.

For the third time in as many TD Garden games in the series, the Cavaliers never trailed.

While Jordan (179 games) did play in 33 fewer games than James (212 games) did, Jordan (4,497 field goal attempts) took 120 more shots than James did (4,379 field goal attempts) to get to 5,987 postseason points.

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