Celtics Must 'keep growing' to Beat Cavaliers

His team should provide a safe haven of confidence, too, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love healthy and playing like the stars Cleveland dreamed of when they pieced this team together with James' return from Miami. The Cleveland Cavaliers, however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals. "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do".

But they also showed how badly they need him. We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? "Only because I feel we have some unfinished business from last season".

"I think what it has to do with, it has to do with the fact he's got a nice, long, fat contract with the Cavs and he realizes that he can finally afford to pay me the money that he owes me for the shooting game back in 2000 or whenever it was", Brown said with a grin.

Never have two teams been so dominant on their respective paths to the Finals. In 2015, the Cavs and Dubs combined for a 2-3-1 O/U record in the NBA Finals (194.16 ppg vs. 196.7 ave total), and a year ago they finished 2-4-1 O/U in the finals (200.28 ppg vs. 207.93 ave total).

Love complimented Green's competitiveness and aimed a verbal volley at Northern California.

"With this team, the center position is one that we're looking for", he said.

As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as "barbershop" debates.

After a modest Game 1 of the series in which he only mustered 11 points, Irving bounced back to average 29.5 points over the remaining four games.

The 2016 champion Cavs will battle the 2015 champion Warriors for the third straight year. James, who was 27 points behind Jordan coming into the game, went ahead of Jordan in the third quarter with a three-pointer from the left wing and now sits at 5,994 points in his postseason career.

"I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State", James said.

What were you doing the last time LeBron James didn't make the NBA Finals?

OAKLAND Mike Brown is ready for Tyronn Lue to pay up on a almost two-decade-old bet.

The Cavs now move onto the Finals where they will face a heavily favored Golden State Warriors team in a Finals threematch. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year.

"They made it this far".

"[Surgery is] not the No. 1 option right now but it could be once the swelling goes down", Thomas told reporters.

"He's moving around a lot more", he said. So I didn't even believe I could be Mike.

Lue said didn't deliver any inspiring speech to his players before practice. "But it doesn't mean anything going into the next series, and we have to understand that". But it's uncertain if Kerr will return to the bench for the NBA Finals. We're not using that as an excuse. "We still have to keep growing as a group and getting better".

And remember, the Cavs have overcome long odds before.

When asked about the suggestion that the Celtics were better without him after they rallied to win Game 3 against the Cavaliers while Thomas was sidelined by a hip injury, he dismissed the notion.

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