LeBron James leads Cleveland back to National Basketball Association finals for fourth straight year

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"My respect for him and how he plays the game and how he approaches the game and how he works on his game ... being around him after a year and a half, it just keeps rising".

An very bad start followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and lovely defense - even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in James Harden. "That's all that matters".

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 97-79 on Sunday to advance to the National Basketball Association finals for the fourth consecutive year behind 35 points from LeBron James. I play extremely hard throughout the postseason, and I'd be cheating my team if I said I could go out and play 48 minutes.

Monday night, downtown will be insane again for another Game 7 as the Rockets look to beat the defending World Champion Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. "Game 7 at our house, that's what we've worked the entire regular season for (is) to get home-court advantage".

Thompson saved 21 of his game-high 35 points for the second half and Curry chipped in with 16 of his 29, helping Golden State go up by as many as 30 en route to the series-tying win. "It's ridiculous and he does it with the pressure and scrutiny". "Doesn't matter. It's just unbelievable".

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The Warriors are the defending champs and have been to the Finals three straight years, with two titles. Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston in the offseason, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose weren't the answers as his replacement, and Kevin Love missed significant time with injuries. Both teams struggled to make shots and looked worn out.

The home team has won every game in this series thus far. They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a flaw that seems fatal against the 3-point happy Rockets or Warriors.

"I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and he's been doing it for us since we've been here", said Lue.

It's Game 7 of the NBA Conference Finals. I like our chances. He also had eight turnovers, though, and didn't even come out for halftime warmups because he wanted to use his time "to recalibrate and catch my wind again", he said. "They can only get better from here", read one comment.

In the first of those incarnations, with a roster that included Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the common line on the Cavaliers was that they were a virtual All-Star team - from a half-dozen years ago. He ended his 2017-18 campaign on a sour note, though, collecting just four points on a salty 2-for-14 shooting in their 87-79 loss to Cleveland in Game 7. And yet two days - and two all-time postseason performances from James - later, Cleveland found itself where it expected to wind up all along, back atop the Eastern Conference and ready for one last ride on what's been a roller coaster of a season.

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