LeBron James: Kevin Durant addresses critics ahead of NBA Finals

May 30, 2018, 04:33
LeBron James: Kevin Durant addresses critics ahead of NBA Finals

Curry led the Warriors' third-quarter attack, scoring 14 of his team's 33 points in the frame and giving Golden State a 76-67 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

The Rockets were understandably emotional after losing just one game shy of the NBA Finals, with Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker in tears. For now, the best player in basketball will take on the best team in basketball - the fourth renewal of a championship series that has defined the NBA this decade.

And White, who hasn't played a regular-season or playoff game this season, isn't the only former Seminole headed to this year's NBA Finals.

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The Golden State Warriors enter the 2018 NBA Finals as heavy favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m.at Oracle Arena.

Again displaying his sheer will to win, James spearheaded Cleveland's comeback. Now they face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who advanced to the finals by winning the Eastern Conference championship over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. If LeBron says he wants 23 yellow M&M's before every game then do it, if he asks for his own row on the chartered plane then do it, if the Lebron wants 50% stake ownership of the team when his career is over then I say do it! They have less depth than years past, and James has to create everything on offense. Maybe more than the style of play is who is executing it and the Rockets just didn't have the shooters the Warriors do. The Rockets host the seventh game of the West finals on Monday night.

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The Rockets finished 7 of 44 on 3-pointers, with Trevor Ariza missing all nine of his attempts, Eric Gordon going 2 for 12 and Harden making just 2 of 13.

"We're all going to try to paint a picture of there's a chance that Cleveland could win", Van Gundy said.

Many are considering James' efforts this postseason to be one of his greatest accomplishments, as the squad he's surrounded by this season has been arguably worse than the team he dragged to the Finals back in 2007. Apparently, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni told Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant during Game 7 that his team would have won the series if Paul played. What LeBron did in this playoffs is absolutely ridiculous and must be appreciated, but the Warriors are a juggernaut and will not be stopped by Jeff Green and Kyle Korver.

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Film-wise, those two games are meaningless now.