After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference final, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 of the Finals and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in four years.
Ironically, it is West who's highly-regarded as the architect of this Golden State Warriors juggernaut - the team responsible for two or maybe three of the Cavs forward's finals losses, depending on what happens in the 2018 NBA Finals. He secured his first playoff triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday night's Game 4.
He finished his remarkable playoff run by scoring 23 points, pulling down seven rebounds and dishing off eight assists.
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Mets manager Mickey Callaway wouldn't rule out the slugger's return despite skipping a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Baltimore reliever Richard Bleier got Asdrubal Cabrera to ground into a double play with two on to end the eighth.
Quotable - LeBron James, on guiding the Cavaliers through the postseason ...
If we're just looking at simple production, no player in this series can touch what James brought to the table for the Cavs. He can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next month. "All season, getting up, going to work with these guys is awesome", Durant said.
"Even when you do defend them well, you've still got guys like Steph and K.D. and Klay (Thompson) who can make unbelievable shots, even when you play the best of defense".
When Curry, who rejoined the lineup in for the final seconds of the half, hit a deep three-pointer to finish the quarter strong and nudge Golden State's halftime lead to 61-52, the game was essentially over. "There's a lot of difficulties when you have some health issues, and it's not easy". Two years, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and nearly certainly a new contract in the next few weeks after he and the Warriors decide on the best way to proceed.
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However, he was beaten in the most recent - the US Open semi-final previous year - and has lost nine of their 14 matches overall. This was del Potro's first semifinal appearance at a Grand Slam since making a comeback after his injury three years ago.
That includes a victory over the Warriors past year in the NBA Finals, when the Cavaliers were in the same 3-0 deficit they face now. The Warriors started the game on a 13-3 run, fixated on avoiding a repeat of last year's Game 4 that saw Cleveland force the series back to Oracle Arena. So I kind of try to just stand on that.
LeBron James, most definitely, does not want to get swept in the NBA Finals for a second time.
The Warriors are 8-1 in the NBA Finals since adding Kevin Durant. "I would say, though, ultimately it saddens me because historically we've been able to use the National Basketball Association and all of sports to bring people together". "Sometimes you can give everything you've got and still come up short". LeBron underwent two MRIs over the course of the series, and wore a soft cast when he wasn't practicing or close to any members of the media, in order to keep his injury out of sight from the competition.
United Kingdom ministers to meet to hammer out agreement on Brexit backstop
DUP leader Arlene Foster says Barnier does not understand the wider unionist culture of Northern Ireland. The "backstop" commitment to which Theresa May signed on to in December 2017 meant that N.