When it came to these Eastern Conference finals, getting past the Cavaliers would have required good fortune on the grandest scale. Oh, and having the first overall pick in the draft doesn't hurt either. Finding a parking space on Newbury Street lucky.
James hit a three-pointer in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game, at that stage 5989 points in his post-season career. "I'll be like, "F--.' They're running all kinds of s--, man".
"That's a question that none of us can answer in here", James said. But we know if we play the next play the right way, we've got a chance to win that possession.
The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals.
The Celtics lost that game by 44 points to fall behind 0-2 in the best-of-seven series, then announced the next day that Thomas was done for the season. His 33.4 PPG in the playoffs remains a record, easily surpassing the likes of Allen Iverson, Jerry West, Kevin Durant and James on the all-time leaderboard. We've played that way, and maybe people don't appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep.
If we're being intellectually honest, there is no maybe. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series. They seem to have some rotations going that the Cavaliers have had trouble defending. The Celtics are built to build some more.
In light of that need for roster enhancement, this could have been the last parquet party for a fair number of those in uniform. More than how it reflects on our team is how he's feeling that makes it very hard to have to sit here and say that the man that's hugely responsible for us being in The Finals for three years in a row, in a moment that he should be treasuring, can't do it.
"You know they're giving us everything that they have, and we're expecting it, and we want the challenge". "Then, you add the green on their back and this is history. I think that helped shape my game". This should be a high scoring game with a few threes that fall, so I like the over in this spot.
The deficit reached a peak of 37 points, the second worst under Brad Stevens to the 50-point lead the Cavs reached in Game 2. I appreciated everybody's approach.
Proof that winning will endure long-past LBJ's prime does more for my general well-being than I could have ever expected. It doesn't matter who you're going against or how you get the job done. "The great thing about this is the experience". Backcourt partner Avery Bradley wasn't much better as he went 7-of-19 from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. That was my mindset when I started playing the game. They move the ball and limit turnovers better than nearly every team in the National Basketball Association.
"But we can't worry about that". It felt like we grew as the year went on. If guys are here, if guys aren't, we all wish the best for each other. It's carried me all the way to this point now and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career. "I'm glad we prevailed, but they tested us every step of the way".
And while the Celts recognize that reality, they were still fighting after the last, merciful buzzer of the series. "I wish could say that he was". "I feel like if we weren't, there would be a problem". After a rocky first half which saw them trail by double-digits and LeBron James pick up four fouls, the Cavs were simply too much to handle for the Celtics in the second half. In 34 minutes of action, James finished with 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. "Collectively, we can take away what an elite (team) looks like".
There were other complications with the one-page special session agreement hurriedly drafted Monday among the state's top leaders. On Wednesday, the House approved bills for taxes, education and transportation, with senators doing the same with taxes.
Short is Exeter's top try-scorer this season, scoring 11 tries in the Premiership and going over 14 times in all competitions. The game also marked England worldwide Danny Cipriani's return to Wasps after he rejoined from Sale Sharks over the summer.
Later on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News that North Korea nuclear testing was "disappointing, disturbing". South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew across the demilitarised zone from North Korea .
Trump is expected to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall , the holiest site where Jews can pray. His nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe ends on Saturday after visits to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.
Sixty-four people are still hospitalized, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. France, which has repeatedly been hit by devastating militant attacks since 2015, extended emergency powers.
More than two thirds, 68 percent, said that Russian interference in the election is "very important" or "somewhat important". According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March.
One of the few times Gustafsson didn't just evade Teixeira's lunge was in the third round, when he almost finished the fight. He went into the fifth round against Glover Teixeira on Sunday but didn't require the judges.
The awkwardness may stem from Trump's tacit support of Macron's rival Marine Le Pen during the French election. President Macron said he respected President Trump's decision to put the Paris agreements under review.
A game of football or a concert is a moment that you must live with passion and enthusiasm. "I just want to enjoy my football". He can think what he wants. "For this reason, I hope to see a great game and all my players trying to win for us", Conte said.
The previous year, many students and teachers said that components of the JEE (Advanced) were particularly challenging. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question.
Another senior official from the delegation said, "Each one of us is following developments in USA tax policy very closely". The aim for the G7 and central bankers on Saturday is to join forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks.
However, China had later removed the remarks of its envoy from the transcript of his speech posted on the Chinese Embassy website. India boycotted the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) held from May 14-15.
Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit
The wall is in the Old City, a part of east Jerusalem , which the US and most of the world consider to be occupied territory. Trump said as a candidate he would move the embassy to Jerusalem , but now says he's studying the issue.
4 militants killed in Rampur sector: Army
Indian army Tuesday claimed it had damaged some Pakistani army posts on LoC and described it as "punitive fire assaults". Two groups of terrorists managed to cross the LoC even during winter when the mountain passes were covered with snow.
'Foiling' America's Cup due to set sail Saturday in Bermuda
Showing all of his class and experience, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill refused to give in and gradually clawed his way back. Crewmen on SoftBank Team Japan had to leap clear of Ainslie's port hull as it crashed onto their starboard hull.
A Warm Memorial Day Weekend, Could See Some Rain
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies will develop for Memorial Day Monday, with a high temperature of 79 degrees. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except for higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Cooler with occasional rain and a t-storm on Thursday
As I mentioned Memorial Day has the best chance (60%) for widespread showers and storms which could interrupt your holiday plans. Highs will pick up Tuesday , with high 60s to low 70s expected through Friday , when we should also see a gradual clearing.