"It's just about the journey, all season", Durant said.
After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span.
On Saturday, James revealed that he played the last three games of the series with a "self-inflicted" injury to his hand, incurred after letting "the emotions get the best" of him and punching a whiteboard out of frustration following Game 1. There are a lot of factors that'll play into this, but the big, juicy one is LeBron James' impending free agency. Golden State outscored Cleveland 25-13 in the third quarter, James managing only four points - all on free throws - in the period, and the Warriors rolled through the final minutes to another coronation. The final score doesn't matter. He finished his remarkable playoff run by scoring 23 points, pulling down seven rebounds and dishing off eight assists.
Cleveland can't jump wildly into the free-agent pool, as the organization is now $38.5 million over the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season, according to Sportrac (and that's assuming James plays for at least his $35 million option). "But what (Cavaliers coach) Ty (Lue) did with his group and obviously what LeBron does night after night is just incredible".More news: Crude Oil Standstill Near Two-month Low - Quick Trade Plan
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"My family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do with my career, and it will continue to be that", James said.
Speaking after the defeat, the superstar admitted that he has "no idea at this point" of what the future holds for him as he outlined the factors that he'll have to consider in his decision. LeBron was removed for good with 4:03 left and after slapping hands with the Warriors, he took a seat as the crowd chanted "M-V-P".
"You thought I was insane but I told you, I felt good after Game 5 in the Houston series". He departed in 2010 for Miami before returning in 2014. It wasn't enough. He scored 29 points in Game 2 and recorded a triple-double in Game 3.
"Individual accolades, they're awesome and when you get to experience what that feels like, it´s a validation of all the hard work that you put into it. There´s a sense of pride around those things", Curry said. "We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here". The Cavaliers would come no closer in the second half.