"It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career".
"It would be very satisfying to do that", Green said at practice Thursday. "He's earned it. He's been in this league for a long time, and he's, I think, at the top of his game at the biggest time". "Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in", he said. "I mean, who am I to say if it's fair or not?" How can I take these guys to the promised land? "It happens. It's sports". Best of luck to both teams tonight! Andre Iguodala also recently hinted that he, Stephen Curry and Durant will all be back on the team next season even though they each have the option to become free agents and sign lucrative deals elsewhere.
The Golden State Warriors can't be beaten.
The tweet simply proved that Smith believes the Cavs will end the series with a bang in Game 7. For the Warriors, a win will make them the first National Basketball Association team to get through the playoffs with four series sweeps, 16-0. But except for an exaggerated yawn before taking the first question, James was upbeat, satisfied that he has done everything within his power to slow the Warriors, who have toyed with the field for weeks.
James has been playing at a ridiculously high level in the NBA Finals. With James on the court, the Cavaliers outscored the Warriors by seven points. "He's been wonderful player in this league for a long time and I think he senses this is his time, his moment, his team". But just like the first two blowouts, the final scores don't matter in a series, just the results.
For the Cavs their plight is even worse than the one they faced last season, when they created history by becoming the first team to come from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series 4-3.
They're just not good enough to beat what may be one of the NBA's best teams ever.
Swingman Klay Thompson got a crucial defensive stop on Irving with less than 30 seconds to go that sealed the game for the Warriors.
Durant's line: 31 points (10-of-18, 4-of-7, 7-of-8), eight rebounds and four assists.
"I don't want to relax", Durant said. "I tried to have some guts and make a play for the team". The Cavs played an nearly flawless game and they still came up short, and that's hard for Cavs fans to admit, but it's true.
Prior to Game 3, James dismissed the idea he's exhausted from guarding Durant. Nine seconds later, a Durant made cuts the lead to two.
Kevin Durant has been nothing short of remarkable in this year's NBA Finals.