LeBron James: Chasing Michael Jordan a 'Personal Goal'
LeBron James: Chasing Michael Jordan a 'Personal Goal'
30 May, 2017, 08:04
I will provide commentary on why these playoffs have been historic despite not being the most entertaining series. "We knew they'd be right there".
Riley:Cleveland doesn't possess that fourth All-Star like Golden State does, but you can nearly count James as two superstars in one because of the flexibility he brings to the Cavs.
So the Cavaliers shouldn't be bothered much by playing on the road, especially given how they won Game 5 and Game 7 in Golden State a year ago and given how they drubbed the Celtics by 13, 44 and 33 points in Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals.
"He just never had the opportunity because of the team at that point in time".
Kevin Durant has had a smooth ride thus far in his first postseason with the Golden State Warriors, but the NBA Finals are going to be the true test as to whether or not Durant will still have critics next season. They just manhandled the San Antonio Spurswho's coach is one of the greatest coaches in National Basketball Association history.
That would be too easy, too predictable.
I feel good about our chances, he said. Durant will score his points, but his volume only minimizes Klay Thompson's input and Draymond Green's offensive involvement. This team is just not fair.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Moments after the Eastern Conference championship banner was raised by the Cavaliers for the third straight time and the obligatory postgame interviews ended, Tyronn Lue slipped quietly away.
Want to show up your friend? If you double one of the main four players, they will pass it off to another star. The answer is 2010. That encompasses the Mavericks in 2011, the Heat in 2012 and the Cavaliers in 2016.
Korver hasn't been electric for Cleveland, contributing just 4.2 points in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics. Since Boston was without Isaiah Thomas due to a hip injury, the Cavaliers should have been able to keep the mojo going and dispatch the Celtics easily.
But Irving is looking forward to the challenge, jumping up and down and smiling when the Warriors were mentioned during the Cavs' trophy presentation Thursday. The Cavs fell 111-108 but rebounded with two straight blowout victories to advance. Despite not being included in the top three finalists for the NBA MVP award, LeBron is still widely accepted as the best basketball player on Earth, and he'll need to prove he deserves that title if the Cavs have any plans of repeating as NBA champs this year. During Game 5, James passed Jordan for the most postseason points ever, but who is better as an overall player? I believe that is all that matters.
After signing Al Horford in the offseason - the biggest free agent acquisition in the history of the NBA's most-decorated franchise - the Celtics rode him and Thomas to the No. 1 seed in the East.
Kevin Durant is essentially getting the same treatment that LeBron James got back in the 2010-11 season when he left Cleveland for South Beach. Without Isaiah the Celtics wouldn't be the first seed, they might not even be in the playoffs and they almost certainly wouldn't have battled all the way through to the Conference Finals, so in a way the team kind of owed IT the win. "In the back of my mind, I thought, 'They can't tie up the series, '" he said.
Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland.
A red flag stopped action for 19 minutes to fix the SAFER Barrier and catch fencing in the short chute between Turns 1 and 2. Sato said he didn't know he would win the race with three laps remaining running side-by-side with Castroneves .
France's interior minister said Wednesday that Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links to ISIS. Although Abedi was under British security surveillance, it didn't result in anything and it was made a decision to stop.
Honestly, the goal after three minutes should have been disallowed because there is a clear handball but our start wasn't good. But the other big decision Anthony Taylor had to make he got absolutely correct.
For someone aged 64 who earns a modest $26,500 a year, rates could soar from $1,700 to $13,600 by 2026. The analysis said the House bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and a few, scattered rain showers will be possible, with a cool high temperature of 65 degrees. Tonight we will likely see isolated showers with lows in the 50s and winds out of the west at 5 to 10 miles per hour .
This tension will remain until a peaceful solution is ultimately found between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Netanyahu had ferociously opposed the Iran deal, claiming it posed an existential threat to Israel.
Hinchcliffe also wants to win Sunday, but knows Alonso brings an additional dynamic to the table that is kind of a mixed blessing. I reserve most of my driveway for motorcycles... "If something happens, we just gotta be eyes up and ready for it".
These three pairings were the strongest from the get-go, and their chemistry is a big part of how they stayed around so long. OneRepublic performed their latest hit, "No Vacancy", while pros Sharna Burgess and Gleb Savchenko killed it on the floor.
Israel has held Western Jerusalem since 1948, but the Old City and East Jerusalem were captured in 1967 in a war with Jordan. He also commended the importance of the holding of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday.
Is 20 years old too young to win a Grand Slam? Muguruza has a tough opener against former champion Francesca Schiavone . He's ironed out all the problems he's had with his confidence and his movement. "Now I'm a little bit more confident".
Arshad 'localised' Jack Sparrow's voice in 'Pirates...'
Hallelujah, Jack Sparrow's trusty Black Pearl swings into action after an interminable delay; three cheers for fearless Capt. Hector Barbossa ( Geoffrey Rush , endearing) who is also looking for treasure but finds something infinitely better.
Red Sox Promote Sam Travis To Face Left-Handers
If Travis continues to hit the ball well, it will be hard for the Red Sox to not take advantage of his bat while they have it. Sam Travis had two singles for the Red Sox in his major league debut. "A big out, a momentum-shifter in that case".
Will Power dominates in IndyCar Grand Prix victory
Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing enter this weekend with something to prove as the race team has not yet won this season. If he can do it again, Pagenaud can enjoy a couple more weeks in Indy with an even bigger lead in the standings.
Button has a giggle on his return to Monaco
The pace auto will be driven by Jeffrey Dean Morgan from "The Walking Dead". "There is not a plan that you think in advance". One of the best drivers on the planet is skipping the Grand Prix of Monaco to drive in the Indianapolis 500 .
House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault
Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin held a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the status of Gianforte's assault case. Spending by the candidates stood at $5.2 million as of May 5, the date on the most recent reports of their expenditures.
OVC TRACK: Colonels ready to compete in NCAA Regional
Sophomore Julia Rizk is entered in the 800 meters and her time of 2:05.12 is the best by a female Bruin in more than four years. PT with seniors Fiyin Olusola in the first round of the 100 meter hurdles and Nicole Wadden taking on the high jump.
Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents
Brennan also said he believes that Russian intelligence officials "will try to exploit elections" and present a "serious" threat. Both intelligence chiefs, the report said, refused to comply with Trump's request, which they both deemed inappropriate.
Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro With 13.5-hour Battery Life
The new model looks exactly like the Surface Pro 4 in nearly every way, but it has a wealth of new features under the hood . However, the new Surface Pro doesn't have a USB Type-C port, something that's common on nearly all high-end computers now.