"The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Cavs forward Kevin Love said following Saturday's practice. "I think my messaging is important and I think we've found the right balance. I would say I've gotten a little bit better, that's why I'm here talking to you right now, but you can probably tell I'm not sitting here happy-go-lucky". I expect the same kind of treatment for the Cavaliers and Warriors down the line, and we are in the middle of it. "I think maybe people just fail to realize that you just have two great teams and don't appreciate that".
Cleveland won the fourth quarter 40-23, and James (19 points) and Love (14 points) both continued to contribute on offense. "I just saw the quote from Kevin Love that he said he's surprised, I'm surprised too".
Cleveland's 4-1 series win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship.
In a recent interview, Thomas expressed his desire to remain in Boston and help the team win a championship.
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The southern Philippines has been troubled by decades-long Muslim separatist uprisings in the predominantly Catholic nation. Duterte promised his armed forces "the weapons and the equipment and we have the air assets to help you".
This would be good for the Celtics, since Thomas is young and still has a lot of potential left in his game. Going back to the 1990-91 season, NBA Finals games have a 54-80-5 Over/Under record (59.7 percent Unders) with an average combined score of 187.18 points versus an average closing total of 189.81.
The Golden State Warriors won 67 games during the regular season, and picked up the top seed.
Kerr has battled migraines and nausea and has visibly looked to be in great pain when he coached through his ailments and Kerr says he's still feeling those effects even if he is getting closer to a return.
"The closeout game is always the hardest.and Boston is going to make it even harder", said LeBron James, who rebounded from a playoff-low 11 points in Game 3 to score 34 in Game 4.
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Goel added that the BCCI must talk to the Indian government before proceeding with any proposal for the series. We demand that Indian cricket team plays a bilateral series against Pakistan, he added.
He also said he believes that the greatness conversation is discussed more often in the National Basketball Association than in other sports.
Looking back at the biggest totals in NBA Finals history, there have been just 21 championship series games with a number of 200 or more points since 1991. "I don't know anything else at this point".
The Warriors going undefeated the first three rounds, with coach Steve Kerr debilitated with a spinal condition, shows not only the collective talent Kerr oversees, but the planning Kerr did. We've got to come out and play.
However, the Warriors wanted to take no chances and went out and added former MVP Kevin Durant to their already high-powered team. After having a historic 73 win season, the Cavaliers brought their season to an end.
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Arkansas outfielder Dominic Fletcher said the Hogs are eager to take on LSU again after losing two of three at home to the Tigers. His hit total tied for the second highest out of all tournament players, trailing teammate Jax Biggers, who finished with 10.
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