The Golden State Warriors would be wrong to focus their attentions solely on LeBron James in the NBA Finals, according to Stephen Curry. James has shone in the postseason with seven 40-point matches for the Cleveland Cavaliers, guiding them to victories over the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.
LeBron James has carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, but Metta World Peace wants to see him work harder on defense. Four-time MVP James will feature in the Finals for the eighth straight season when the Cavs take on the Golden State Warriors in game one at Oracle Arena on Thursday. The 33-year-old had seven 40-point matches in the playoffs and proved key in their game seven win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
In what is becoming something of an annual rite, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet for the fourth consecutive season when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will be played in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors prevailed in two of the first three season-ending head-to-heads, claiming the 2015 and 2017 titles 4-2 and 4-1, respectively, to sandwich the Cavaliers' 4-3 shocker in 2016. If the Cavaliers are to get even in 2018, it would require an even bigger upset than two years ago, when the Warriors set a regular-season win record and led 3-1 before Cleveland gained momentum from a Draymond Green suspension and stunningly swept the last three games.
The road to recovery continues for Gordon Hayward who underwent successful surgery to remove the plate and screws implanted after he suffered a broken fibula injury in Boston's season opener at Cleveland on October 17. Aron Baynes had successful septoplasty surgery after suffering a nasal fracture during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland.
The Boston Celtics announced on Wednesday that forward Gordon Hayward had surgery to remove screws from the broken fibula he suffered during the first game of the regular season. The team expects Hawyard to be sidelined an additional six to eight weeks before he is able to return to basketball activities. “Hayward’s ankle and fibula are both structurally sound, and the removal of the plate and screws was necessary as they were causing irritation to his peroneal tendons,” a Celtics statement reads.
Three days removed from their Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers, a few Celtics took to Instagram to reflect on the season and thank the organization teammates and fans.Terry Rozier thanked "the best krowd in sports!" Year 3 wit my s was legendary! Entertaining
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors announced that forward Andre Iguodala will miss Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the left leg bruise that cost him the final four games of the Western Conference finals. Iguodala, who won 2015 Finals MVP honors for his work opposite Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, was evaluated by team doctors on Tuesday.
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green hope to make a comedy and a tragedy out of LeBron James in the NBA Finals. The NBA has treated us so well these last few years that we’re bored by a fourth straight Finals meeting between one of the greatest teams in history and one of the greatest players in history. The Cleveland Cavaliers, with LeBron James at the helm, are the league’s biggest championship series underdogs since they started tracking these things, which tells you how incredible the Golden State Warriors are.
We have our first of what will surely be many bona fide Celtics trade rumor of the three-day-old offseason.Sean Devaney of The Sporting News reports that the Celtics are interested in trading up in the draft for Texas' 7-foot-1 center Mo Bamba.NBA trade
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers face each other in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year, and this latest installment could be the most one-sided affair of them all. The Warriors are overwhelming favorite to defend their title, but can LeBron James raise the bar yet again in what could be his last ever series with the Cavs? The Warriors won their second title in three years by beating the Cavs 4-1.