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01 June, 2018, 16:41 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors goes up against Trevor Ariza and PJ Tucker of the Houston Rockets

They climbed out of huge holes in the last two games of the Western Conference finals to beat Houston, but may have to play in the first half the way they have after halftime if they hope to knock off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and repeat as champions.

Carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers to this year's NBA Finals is among the most impressive feats of LeBron James' career but the challenge that now awaits the game's greatest player may be more than even he can handle.

"Our relationship has always been a working relationship", James said.

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. And so perhaps it's appropriate that Nike chose to flash back to a moment of bold confidence in LeBron's past, to illustrate the resolve, work ethic, and sheer determination that got him to where he is.

"I think we've grown", he said. James was calling for the ball that entire time and could only hold his arms out in shock before walking back to the huddle for overtime.

Lue said Smith thought Cleveland was up one after the Hill's missed free throw, a serious lapse in focus.

"It was determined he was out of the restricted area, but he was not in a legal guarding position prior to Durant's separate shooting motion", Mauer said.

Serena fights back to down Barty in second round
I just didn't make any shots. "But it's different when you're out there on center court, and Serena's been there so many times". A year after losing in the opening round of qualifying in Paris , he is the second-youngest man in the French Open field.

Not only will James be playing the most games of his career, but he has played them consecutively - logging all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his career and then playing in 18 playoff games through the first three rounds, continuing his streak of 235 playoff games played without missing one because of injury. The call had initially been a charge on 2017 Finals MVP Durant and James protested the change. "I'm pretty sure everybody didn't think I was going to shoot it over KD right there". "I seen the drive, I was outside the charge line, I stepped in, took the contact". But it wasn't enough when Curry answered with a three-point play followed by Smith's miscue. Kevon Looney started again in place of Iguodala, but coach Steve Kerr went to McGee after the break.

In Love's absence, Tyronn Lue turned to Jeff Green, who averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in the Cavs' victories in Games 6 and 7.

James abruptly ended his news conference after persistent questioning by ESPN's Mark Schwarz regarding Smith's play.

The two teams are meeting for the fourth consecutive year to form one of the sports most fascinating rivalries.

"Just keeping our composure was big for us the entire series", Curry said.

"Just having these guys here who have been through it, been through the tough times, been through the great times as well, this is a bond that can't be broken", Lue said.

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