LeBron James isn't the only one involved in eight consecutive NBA Finals

"Everything" who willed his team back to the Finals. The Game 1 betting line favors the Warriors by 12 points, matching the point spread from Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN. Those teams were much more evenly matched with stacked squads of talent.

Because he also made it four consecutive times with the Miami Heat, James is now the sixth player in NBA history to play in eight consecutive NBA Finals.

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James has averaged 34.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the playoffs, taking command in game-seven playoff wins over Boston and in to keep the title dream alive.

A record was set past year with a third straight engagement in the Finals. No one else on the Cavs is scoring in double digits. He's scored 40 or more seven times already. "I can't think of a bigger gap from a team perspective".

If you were wondering, James is 8-of-15 on 3s in his last two games.

LeBron James was a bit more straightforward with his response.

As the dust settled in the Eastern and Western Conference, the same story played itself out all over again: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. James has 82 career playoff games in which he had at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists.

That said, perhaps Durant was speaking from a personal point of view. Every night he deals with double teams, with scrutiny, with so much stuff, but the next day he's the first person at the gym.

"I've been a leader to my teammates all year and I've put in the work".

The Warriors, should they defeat the Cavaliers in the series, will have won their third National Basketball Association title in four years. He's the sixth to do it.

However, if the Rockets want any shot at landing Paul George, they will have to fend off serious competition from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Golden State still has four other stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. They've got an All-Star power forward in David West who comes off their bench.

They're just too good to lose. Though, when asked by reporters Wednesday about this perception that Cavs vs. Warriors Part IV is bad for the league, LeBron James had a pretty blunt response. He said playing against the Warriors is "fun". But I've never really highlighted the individual type - even before my regular-season MVPs, I've never even really attacked it as if that was the goal, per se. "And this is one of them".

  • Julie Sanders