Why a 'boring' Cavs-Warriors rematch isn't a disaster for the National Basketball Association
30 May, 2018, 11:41 | Author: Laura Christensen
If you did, you were wrong-again.
The Warriors are scheduled to host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday, the fourth straight Finals matchup between the two teams.
The Boston Celtics jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Cavs this year.
No. 23 did his thing, but it was a team effort, at least defensively, that allowed the wine and gold to take Game 7 in a hostile environment.
Houston built a lead in both games, but the loaded Warriors stormed back in each second half. You could also compare this series to the amusement park.
According to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says the series goes a bit differently if Paul is available for one last game, but at the same time, Warriors coach Steve Kerr says with Iguodala on the court, the Paul injury would have never come into play. He didn't really catch on to that one until last summer when he joined his old coach, Tyronn Lue, who was an assistant on the Celtics when Green played there. Well, it did, further cementing James' greatness. "To me, Houston wasn't just one half away from advancing to the Finals. Just like I'll probably bring the best out of him, and we'll see what happens".
The odds are longer than a Stephen Curry 3-pointer, Kevin Durant's wingspan or Draymond Green's catalog of technical fouls. He finished with 27 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and four steals while going 7-of-15 from deep. In the early numbers that's up 7% over last year's Game 1 between the winning Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators.
42 - JR Smith notched 42 minutes, the third Cavalier that played 42-plus minutes Sunday night.
Golden State won two of the three finals meetings and is heavily favored to take this one.
Again, this is not the way the public relations people would have drawn up the game plan for a promotional call, but Van Gundy and his colleagues would love it if he were underestimating the Cavs and they made a series of it. "It just wasn't enough offense".
So maybe the Cavs can have a good defense when it actually matters? So don't count them out until the final buzzer sounds.
Cleveland finished in fourth place in the East during a tumultuous season of roster upheaval, and was 29th all year on defense.
Of the ten most-watched National Basketball Association games since 2002, James has played in eight of them, and 14 of the top 19, according to Sports Media Watch. His plus-14 was tied for the second-best on the team. The Rockets were getting open shots in Game 7 even without Paul - they just weren't hitting them.
Water could reach up to 4 feet above ground in some areas if the peak surge occurs during high tide, the agency said on Facebook . The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph) as it approached the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Before picking either side in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, you need to read what SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein has to say. If the Cavs are going to win on the road for the first time all series, it'll likely require a monster performance from James.
Outside the count, it was a carnival atmosphere as hundreds gathered at Dublin Castle to share in the delights of victory. Almost every county in the country, with the exception of Donegal County to the north, voted for the amendment's repeal.
NDP MP Nathan Cullen suggested Ottawa was prioritizing a pipeline over safe drinking water for Indigenous children on reserves. The federal Liberal government is spending $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada's core assets.
A storm surge watch remains in effect for much of northern Florida, from the Suwannee to Navarre in the Panhandle. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found stronger winds in Alberto of about 65 miles per hour Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Health Department has confirmed a suspected case of Nipah virus in the coastal city of Mangaluru. The incubation period (interval from infection to the onset of symptoms ) is believed to range between from 4-14 days.
Something related to " Fallout " is being teased ahead of E3 by the developer of the action role-playing game franchise. A similar teaser has been posted on Bethesda's official Twitter but without further explanation.
Speaking to Lampard on BT Sport , Salah said, 'I learnt a lot from Jose, from the club. "It doesn't look good". Real Madrid went on to secure a 3-1 win and claim the trophy for the third season in a row.
Love was kept out of the second half of Cleveland's 109-99 victory as a precaution after he and Tatum accidentally knocked heads. Boston led 25-20 through one quarter, but were outscored 34-18 in the second quarter to go into the break down 54-43.
The Steam Link app was originally approved for release on May 7, Valve said, and the company announced it two days later. If indeed this goes against Apple's guidelines, then all other remote desktop clients should be banned, too.
Service dog gives birth to puppies at Florida airport
A service dog went into labor and delivered eight puppies in the middle of a terminal at Tampa International Airport on Friday. The puppies, their parents, and humans missed the flight. "I have to go, the father is getting excited", she said.
LeBron James owns Terry Rozier with vicious chase-down block
The Cavs didn't miss Love much, after he banged heads with Tatum in the first quarter and was ruled out for the night at halftime. He also commented on his recovery routine and how it changes once the playoffs begin and the rest between games gets shorter.
Expect busy roads, high gas prices this weekend
Jackson added that she'd like to go SC for the holiday, but gas prices are so high she sometimes has to choose between activities. If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are some things you can do to essentially get the most from your gas tank.
Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske
She was in very good spirits early in the race, when she started on the inside of Row 3 and was running near the top 10. The 36-year-old was able to climb out of the vehicle under her own power before making a visit to the medical center.
'Bernie would make Hamilton to Ferrari happen'
He countered an earlier pit stop from Hamilton's Mercedes but on lap 29 reported a drop in power in his Red Bull Renault. A slightly longer than normal pit-stop and a mid-race flat-spot delayed him, but he kept it on the road to finish 14th.