Cavs, Warriors gear up for 4th straight Finals matchup

Cavs, Warriors gear up for 4th straight Finals matchup

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.

There's probably not too many people who are surprised that the Warriors were able to make it back to the NBA Finals, but the same can't be said for the Cavaliers who have gone through so much adversity this season.

In the Warriors' Western Conference finals Game 7 victory Monday against Houston, Durant had 21 of his game-high 34 points in the second half while Curry scored 19 of his 27 after the break.

The Warriors looked like a completely different team without Iguodala for the final four games of the Western Conference finals, as he sat out with a bone bruise in his knee.

The Cavs and Warriors are meeting for the fourth straight year for the right to be crowned National Basketball Association champions while it marks the eighth consecutive Finals appearance for James as part of a stretch that dates back to his stint in Miami. This was mocked by some, but Iguodala is a smart, savvy player who fits perfectly with the team's four all-stars to form one of the greatest lineups ever.

"I think I've missed one or two practices a [year], because when you live in northeast OH and you have four seasons, you will get sick".

"So if you are to have any chance of beating them at all, you have to make sure that defensively you're one accord". It's hard to see anything but a win at home for the Warriors to kick off the series, but I think the value is with the Cavaliers and the points.

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James has willed his Cavs this far, saying, "I don't know how I can compare it to other seasons because I can only think about this one in the present". "I don't know. I've just never really bought into that". "Somebody asked, 'Four years in a row getting to the finals, do you appreciate it?' Yes". Harden missed his last 11 tries in a 2-for-13 night, and Gordon connected on just 2 of 12 attempts. "Just looking forward to the challenge of going out there and helping the team win".

The all-star power forward gets foolishly underrated because of the flaws in his game, but he's still a terrific scorer and rebounder, and the clear second option next to LeBron James.

"I'm truly blessed to have the opportunity", Hill said.

James on Wednesday denied that he prompted the Cavaliers to trade away Kyrie Irving last summer. "He'll be back 100 percent and we're ready to go". But at the end of the day, his athleticism allows him to play some of the premier perimeter players in our league. LeBron needs one more 30-point playoff game to tie Michael Jordan (109) for the most all time. "That's just motivation to be the best that you can be as well".

Overall, TNT's 42 live playoff games averaged 4.9 million viewers, the network's most-watched playoffs coverage since 2011.

The Houston Rockets have signaled they want those guys back but they'll be pricey so it remains to be seen how much they'll cost considering Paul wants a max deal and that Capela will get a max from elsewhere with the Houston Rockets quantifying on whether or not they'll match the offer.

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