Though it should be said, this is not a one-sided equation: if LeBron remains in Cleveland and finds another batch of magic, there's no guarantee the Warriors return to the Finals next year, either. In October we wanted to be back in this moment, and a lot went into it.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals is underway and Cavaliers are in a bad situation, but Game 4s have been good for them lately.
Kerr added: "I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an fantastic season".
Game 1 of the Finals threw that finding into stark relief.
The Cavs are facing elimination for the fourth time this postseason.
That Stephen Curry could have made for an equally worthy Finals MVP tells you all you really need to know about Golden State's gaudy construction. The Warriors demolished anything left in yet another of their signature third-quarter runs, extending their lead to 21 points before winning 108-85 in Cleveland.
"Self-inflicted, post-game after game one".
It's also the only way the Cavaliers can survive. Battling either the Warriors or Rockets before even reaching the Conference Finals could be too much to handle.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said his team has not given up on itself. If he wants to go and get a championship, by all means go and get it. Subir Jossan, a hand and orthopedic surgeon at the Centers for Advanced Orthopedics near Washington, DC, says playing with a broken hand risks more injury.
The question was basically this: Would you rather win an National Basketball Association championship on Friday night in Cleveland and hear booing from the Cavaliers' home crowd, or finish off the series in Golden State before happy Warriors fans?
Plus, Golden State will get better. Kerr sounded exhausted when explaining his actions.
But if it happens, at least he'll be in elite company.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were brushed aside by the Golden State Warriors last night, completing a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven NBA finals to be crowned the best team in U.S. basketball for the second year in a row.
The other four guys to be twice-swept?
West played in nine finals, winning only one in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
A few days ago, LeBron spoke candidly about why he left the Cavaliers in 2010 - because the team wasn't good enough. There will be a parade in the Bay Area before long, championship rings to hand out and another banner to unfurl on opening night next season, and more free agents likely will take a look at signing with Golden State in an effort to add to their own jewelry collections. NBA Finals? The Cavs would be lucky to make the playoffs again in the next half-decade. He feared it would cause his Warriors to underachieve - which, for them, was anything short of another championship. 2015 - 2016: Lost NBA Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7. Since then, the earliest any title series has ended was June 12.
After scoring 51 points in Game 1, James scored 29 in Game 2, 33 in Game 3 (including a triple-double) and 23 in Game 4. The fact that they got here surprised me, actually, watching them during the regular season.
The 30-year-old Romanian, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week, will now face US Open runner-up Madison Keys. He was two points from the match but Dimitrov won back to back points to extend the match.
The persistent Knights earned a power play and cut the Caps' lead to 3-2 late in the second on Theodore's shot through traffic. Washington lost its first two games to open the post-season at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets before winning four straight.
Stephen Curry kept the game ball tucked under his left arm long after Monday's game, toddler daughter Ryan held in his right arm. That is a tall order considering the defending champions have scored at least 100 points in 13 of their 17 playoff games.
At the time, he was also charged with unlawful possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, and reckless driving. Police found prescription pills in the house, but it's not clear if they were a cause in his death, reports said.
The move signals United States rejection of China's claims of political control in the South China Sea. The island has hosted multi-role fighters, surface-to-air missiles, and anti-ship cruise missiles.
A new Hitman sequel is set to be revealed later this week, but its publisher has already stealth killed any chance of a surprise. Our guess is that Warner Bros will simply handle the distribution of the game and IO Interactive will retain the game's rights.
Moderate Republicans were distressed that Trump politicized intelligence by holding classified briefings that excluded Democrats. According to a US official familiar with the broader of the two meetings, the briefers did not reveal the name of the informant.
Also omitted are Bayer Leverkusen duo Bernd Leno and Jonathan, as well as Freiburg striker Nils Petersen. Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup .
The Cupertino-based firm, at its upcoming WWDC 2018 , is said to launch a new feature that aims to make this rumour a reality. WWDC is Apple's annual event where third party developers get a peek at Apple's software roadmap for the coming year.
The Fort Smith National Cemetery placed their flags on the graves on Thursday, with veterans groups volunteering for the task. The soldiers also place about 14,000 flags at the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Kate Spade and husband Andy 'separated before her death'
Law enforcement sources told the Associated Press she appeared to have died from a suicide, and she left behind a note. In a police interview, Andy confirmed that he was the one who wanted to end the marriage, and Kate was holding on.
Prostate cancer drug extends the lifespan of cancer patients
In addition, they are more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age and with advanced, aggressive cancer, the researchers said. He added: 'The next stage is to try and develop tests to help us better identify which patients will benefit most '.
Facebook to swap ‘trending’ topics for breaking news
But only two days after the company stopped using humans to curate the list, a fake news item made its way into the section. Google offers a whole suite of products around tracking trends, and Twitter offers trends, even down to a local level.
Spanish police release Bill Browder
Mr Browder was in Madrid to give evidence to a Spanish prosecutor about money from the Magnitsky case that was moved to Spain. However, in a statement Interpol denied ever having an arrest warrant out for Browder.
South Korea: Kim Jong Un is OK with 'complete' denuclearization
Kim is joined by Allison Hooker, a Korea specialist on the National Security Council, and an official from the Defense Department. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a secret meeting Saturday in the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
Twitter reacts to Warriors choking away Game 5
Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting. Houston has outscored the Warriors by 11 points in 47 minutes during the West finals with Harden on the floor and Paul resting.