The key for the Cavs is they have experience on their side. Not to mention Irving's exit from Cleveland wasn't the most graceful, given his demand request to be traded and the subliminal social media shots that appeared to be aimed at LeBron James. He just keeps getting better. So I believe focusing on Kevin Love and the array of Cleveland shooters will serve them best. If they keep playing at this level, they will give the Cavaliers some problems. Assume every turnover as a chance for LeBron to break them in two.
Those are just a sampling of the current-day Celtics that James and the Cavs will have to contend with to put his name closer to those Celtics legends in the Garden rafters. "Did some more treatment, get ready for Tuesday".
"It's tough to see him over there, when we did play against him, because he's a big part of what we did", Lue said.
"Let's say they get lucky and hop up to number 3". Keeping a gritty team like the Celtics around too long can result in a lengthy series.
"It's been a true pleasure", said Brown, who rejoined the starting lineup with 16 of his 24 points in the second half of the 114-112 clincher against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5, said of his relationship with Horford. As the best player in the National Basketball Association, he will have his pick of almost every team in the league pending cap space. "And that may end up keeping LeBron put". But what does look so familiar is Cleveland and Boston once again sharing center stage, a place they've occupied together for an entire year.
The NBA's Two Minute Report released Thursday cited a pair of missed calls that went their way in the final minute of Game 5. The highlights include two buzzer-beaters and a 45-point virtuoso performance in Game 7 against the Pacers. There's been a lot that's happened throughout the season with us and for them.
And FOX Sports analyst Cowherd says James should head to Houston to link up with James Harden and Chris Paul. They're athletic, they can switch a lot of things.
"We look forward to the challenge", James said. On top of that, their easy to use interface and fast cash out options makes them a fan favorite amongst longtime betting veterans. When the Warriors are clicking on all cylinders, it's like a constant avalanche. He's always going to be there for me to talk to, whether it's something I can get better at, something I can see, things like that.
"These days of rest have really helped me a lot. But we just gotta be mentally locked in and have the mindset to come in and try to do it the best we can". That was against Minnesota during that 40 point quarter. "On a daily basis, everybody knows it. Al does everything the right way".
James has eight playoff wins in Boston, more than all but four current Celtics.
Boston's defense is as great as it's ever been, with versatility at all positions allowing them to switch at a moments notice.
But Embiid also showed respect to Boston after the game on Twitter. He wouldn't mind another performance like this throughout the series.