James had badly hurt hand after 'self-inflicted' injury


Kevin Durant says he isn't going anywhere.

The Warriors are champs again.

"They move at such a pace, and they have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said Friday night, a few minutes after the season ended and a few minutes into the Warriors' celebration down the hall. "Just the length of the journey".

With the Warriors one game away from another championship, this National Basketball Association season is as over as the biggest rap beef of 2018.

The Warriors have maintained they know the Cavaliers are no easy task and taking it for granted was never an option. And then 2017. And now 2018.

"I knew that my talent level here in Cleveland couldn't succeed getting past a Boston, getting past the San Antonios of the league or whatever the case may be", he said.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr rejects the notion that Curry's career is somehow lacking because he hasn't won a finals MVP award even as he enjoys 3 titles. "We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here". "The environment is incredible".

ESPN's Brian Windhorst broke the news shortly after the Warriors were crowned champions with a victory in Game 4 on Saturday AEST. He was once a reasonably effective defender and a streaky 3-point shooter.

"I had emotions on the game was taken away from us", James said. "That's the only thing that matters to us". Can't get enough of this feeling. We're going to set a screen with you'.

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The Warriors showed their tremendous depth once again.

The Warriors were forced to do it the hard way after facing elimination against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals, while Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala all spent time on the sidelines throughout the campaign. That gave him a game-high 13 points.

The Cavaliers surged back with eight straight points to cut it to two points midway through the period.

"When a guy like Kevin Durant is hitting these shots, it's a joy to watch". George Hill and Rodney Hood shot a combined 5 of 20.

Bottom line: James needs better, smarter teammates.

The game could also hold huge significance for Cleveland as it may be the last time James pulls on a Cavaliers jersey in front of the Quicken Loans crowd. There will be a parade in the Bay Area before long, championship rings to hand out and another banner to unfurl on opening night next season, and more free agents likely will take a look at signing with Golden State in an effort to add to their own jewelry collections. After dropping a monstrous 51 points in Game 1 of the Finals, James' approach did appear different in Games 2, 3, and 4. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. "I got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl right now that wasn't around as well". I can only imagine right now. The Cavs' reign lasted only one year, destroyed by Durant's shocking departure from Oklahoma City for the 73-win Warriors, a team he couldn't beat but was glad to join. That's just what he does as the Warriors' dependable star. There is no way they will allow the Warriors to sweep them in Cleveland and spray champagne in their locker rooms.

"I pretty much played the last two games with a broken hand".

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a flawless musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.