Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

The website fivethirtyeight.com, which analyzes sports leagues and political races, gives the Cavs between a 10 percent (using advanced algorithms) and 13 percent (simple algorithms) chance to win the title. The guard has met with at least one specialist already, but will likely need to wait for the swelling to subside before allowing doctors to determine the proper course of action.

Adding Durant did make them more hard to beat, but it also added to the Warriors' burden - after a 67-win season and a historic 12-0 sweep into the Finals, the series that their season will be judged on is the one still to be played.

After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in 2015, Cleveland got revenge last season with a comeback from 3-1 down to give the city its first major championship since 1964. They have the wins and the statistics to make a case, more importantly, they also have a style of play being copied (even by college teams) and is changing how the game is played. The Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, have LeBron James, a man on a mission, helped by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and this year the team has added three-point shooter Kyle Korver, as well as Derrick and Deron Williams.

You may have noticed that the National Basketball Association playoffs were not very good this year. Meanwhile, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving can't possibly hope to just respectively Tonka truck and tap dance their way through the Warriors' ferocious team D on every other possession, as they often did through the first three rounds. Thompson suggested the incident stemmed from the fact that James got his feelings hurt by Green's trash talking. Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs). To pass Michael Jordan when you're still in the prime of your career, one of the greats of all-time ...

"He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us - starting next Thursday".

"I'm going to be honest".

James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
Because his shot was not landing, Smart tried to get to the paint. "We should be a lot better in Game 5". Thomas was largely ineffective in those two games with just 19 combined points and 16 total assists.

"This will be talked about long after us", Green said.

"When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a god, so I didn't ever believe I could be Mike", James said. We've played that way, and maybe people don't appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep. "But I'm proud of our guys". "Helio really drives well", Sato said. Combined, Los Angeles and Boston have won 33 of 70 possible NBA Finals. That's enough motivation alone. "So that's what we're focused on". The Warriors were National Basketball Association champs in 2015, but the Cavs ripped the title from their clutches in 2016.

"But none of that matters if you don't take care of your business", Jefferson said. "We had a great shot".

Added Sato about the popularity of his victory in Japan: "This is going to be mega big".

Glaring across the floor at James from the small forward spot is a Slim Reaper-sized beast who still hungers to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the first time. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". He played just 18 minutes in game two while playing through the lingering pain. "There's not much more you could ask for".

When James Jones put in a put back dunk, the bench went insane and that shows the excitement of the Cleveland heading to their third straight NBA Finals with a 135 to 102 victory over the Boston Celtics in game 5.


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