The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 on Thursday, and they outscored Boston by a total of 103 points in the four games they won. For their superstar, LeBron James, it's his seventh straight Finals.
All this time Brown never wanted the money he earned by beating Lue in a shooting contest when the Cavaliers coach was an National Basketball Association newcomer, yet Golden State's acting coach who spent two stints leading Cleveland joked how Lue can surely afford it these days. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". "There are so many different milestones and accolades that have come his way, and me being here for - this is my third year now, having seen him accomplish so much is truly special".
"They cause a lot of stress".
LeBron has already passed Jordan for the amount of times he's made the NBA Finals with eight appearances, which he accomplished in his 14th season compared to six appearances in 15 seasons for Jordan.
Game 3: Golden State at Cleveland When: Wednesday, June 7 - 9 p.m.
To make things even more intriguing, both of these title contenders don't like each other. "We just kept grinding". Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs). How will Golden State guard Kyrie Irving?
The Warriors did their best to play down Lue's comments.
"I want to win a championship", Thomas said. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown, when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion".
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc.
To say the Boston Celtics had a bad Eastern Conference finals would be an understatement. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers added players veterans Kyle Korver and Deron Williams.
Love doesn't think the Cavs should be considered underdogs against the Golden State Warriors. Despite a spotty shooting performance, Terry Rozier proved to be one of the few players who could provide a legitimate offensive spark off the bench as well. Their optimal lineup includes Thompson, Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James continues to amaze with his performances during the NBA Playoffs, and even his teammates are in awe of the accomplishments on the court.