Warriors back in NBA Finals again after test from Rockets

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But the Houston Rockets got the Warriors' attention in the Western Conference Finals, taking a 3-2 lead before blowing big leads in Games 6 and 7. Jeff Green started for Love in Game 7 and finished with 19 points with eight rebounds in Cleveland's 87-79 victory.

In the latest bout of he said, he said in the NBA, Kevin Durant and Mike D'Antoni had an odd postgame interaction following Monday night's Game 7.

LeBron has played all 82 regular season games and has seen 600 more minutes than any Warriors player ahead of the Finals. That's the upstairs. That's their job to be cold and objective, and do what they think is best for the team. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, limped through the season after trading Kyrie Irving, then needed seven games to beat both the Pacers and the severely undermanned Celtics in the playoffs.

The teams have changed mightily over the last four seasons. They swept Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals in 2015, beat Toronto in six in 2016 and wiped out the Celtics in five games in the conference finals previous year.

Stop me if you've heard this one: The Golden State Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. "They'd make a little run, he'd hit a three".

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors will be heading into the NBA Finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers following an intense Western Conference Finals series.

The Cavaliers will have to get red-hot while shooting from behind the 3-point arc. They made tough shots.

As the debate about Golden State being a potential dynasty rages on, general manager Bob Myers is not interested in talking about that possibility. And the Rockets might have done it, too, had Chris Paul's hamstring not popped in the final seconds of Game 5 and forced him to the sideline for the rest of the series. But having said that, LeBron James is an huge challenge, an incredible player. "I think no matter who came out of the West and who came out of the East, the Western Conference victor would have been the prohibitive favorite, for many different reasons", he said.

LeBron James single-handedly got his Cleveland Cavaliers to the National Basketball Association finals. So yes, a big part of this series will come down to James, though even a series of superhuman performances won't do the job if he doesn't get enough help from his teammates.

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