29 May, 2017
Just don't try to tell them that.
While James is going for his 4th ring, Warriors forward Kevin Durant will be trying to win his first. "With that being said, tonight I'll start my prepping, and we'll see what happens". "They took it. We want to go take back the championship". We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it?
"Everybody's said I've gotta be patient", Thomas said. I don't feel like we're underdogs. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish". Thomas admitted he'd listen to extension talks but won't be upset if the Celtics ultimately use available dollars to better the team.
"I was anxious going into the Cleveland series and he was nowhere near himself in Game One or Two", Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said on 98.5 the Sports Hub Thursday.
Love complimented Green's competitiveness and aimed a verbal volley at Northern California. "Like, I have an extra bone or something", Thomas said.
Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors, who added superstar Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 games a year ago before its Finals flameout.
Meanwhile for the next year, as the Warriors grew stronger and more talented - creating history again by becoming the first team to ever go 12-0 on their way to The Finals - they stewed about that big-stage, highly-ridiculed embarrassment from the prior year.
"I hope everybody says we have no chance", General Manager David Griffin said during a TV interview following the Cavaliers' 135-102 win Thursday night against the Boston Celtics, clinching a third straight NBA Finals appearance.
Avery Bradley knocked down a three-pointer with one-tenth of a second left, and the Boston Celtics completed a comeback from 21 points down to shock the Cavs, 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Isaiah Thomas, showing his team spirit hit the Celtics with a stunner Friday afternoon.
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However, that could all change today depending on the results of the absentee ballots in the riding of Courtenay-Comox. No ridings flipped between parties, but two tight races in Metro Vancouver were called early on Tuesday evening.
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Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors.
Thomas said there is not a timetable until more tests can be run, but he has full confidence knowing Celtics coach Brad Stevens and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will keep in mind the best path to his long-term health.
When a 15-year campaigner and four-time National Basketball Association champion like Ginobili testifies to how good this team is, it's hard not to believe him.
In other sports, just the teams are saddled with salary caps or a luxury tax, so they can only afford so many stars. "They were so much better than us, so much stronger". So it makes it even more hard. "Hopefully I don't have to have surgery, but I know that is an option".
After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didn't go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan to stifle Golden State's powerful, multi-faceted offence. That jibed with comments James made in December, when he said of Jordan, "He was much more of a scorer", adding, "You recognize the dominance that someone had. but there's no similarities in our game, at all". So maybe there's just not an understanding of what you're watching.
"With this team, the center position is one that we're looking for", he said. In what could shape up to be one of the best NBA Finals' in recent memory, it's simply about relishing the moment. That's enough motivation alone.
"I kind of laugh at it now the people who say stupid things like that". We're not using that as an excuse.
One question mark lingering over this newly built Warriors team before the beginning of the season was their ability to co-exist.