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“It’s a hard thing because you can’t tell players to play if they’re injured”, Taylor said.

Memorial Day is always something of a milestone holiday.

So instead of bellyaching about the star-studded lineups that will contest one of the most eagerly anticipated championship series in recent memory, it’s time to celebrate greatness. But if the Finals are as bad as the rest of the playoffs and one of these teams isn’t competitive with the other one, well that’s a look the National Basketball Association just can’t have. Act One of this trilogy was a ideal starting point. So when they’re on the court together, Pachulia will likely be a little more effective since he is a more efficient player.

This is going to be tough for the Cavaliers. It’s the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. James will continue to increase his career postseason point total of 5,994 when he faces the team he beat to win Cleveland’s first world championship, the Golden State Warriors.

After the disastrous end to last season, the Warriors once again have their shot at redemption.

Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games – including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing. The Warriors led 2-0 after two wins by a combined 48 points. It felt like it was only the beginning, and this was the first of many finals with the Cavaliers, and that the championships were a year or two away. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices as they discuss this series.

“So, it’s going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise”, James said, shifting back to the Warriors. And why shouldn’t they?

Ahead of the Nuggets’ victory over the Cavaliers back in March, coach Michael Malone likened the NBA’s trend of star players linking up to the Wonder Twins joining up with other comic book superhero forces. If the Cavaliers aren’t meticulous in their approach to defensive rotations, the NBA Finals might just come down to Barnes’ replacement hitting shots – and that’s just what Golden State envisioned when signing Kevin Durant.

On an afternoon of light, shifty winds on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, Oracle won two of three races to take a two-point lead in the America’s Cup qualifiers.

May 27, 2015 – Western Conference Finals – The Golden State Warriors defeat the Houston Rockets with a series win, 4-1.

According to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann, the Warriors have been the best first- and fourth-quarter team in these playoffs.

Last night, history was made at the TD Center in Boston.

The first season back in Cleveland wasn’t as smooth as some expected. They didn’t get lucky. “The Larry Bird era, the Magic Johnson era in the West, you’re just not getting there”.

After Golden State failed to repeat as champions following a campaign in which they had a record 73 wins during the 82-game regular season, they acquired Durant, by far the biggest prize of the free agent market. There are no active players that have been compared to James.

Those are the stakes, this is what is on the line. Pulling off plays with a high degree of difficulty are Curry’s specialty. They won past year, delivering Cleveland its Championship that it has so long desired. They like to see a competitive game. If a gun is put to my head, I would pick the Warriors in five games. “Contrary to popular belief, where everyone says it’s boring, I think people just fail to realize that you just have two great teams and don’t appreciate that. It’s going to be a good challenge”.

“We don’t rest. I don’t believe in it”, Miami Heat president Pat Riley said in April.

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