LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

The Warriors defeated the Cavs 4-2 in the Finals two years ago, and Cleveland had to battle all the way back from a 3-1 hole last year to get even. "To be honest, I didn't do one (bit of) prep for Golden State yet because I really believe that this (Boston) team is a good team".

"I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '".

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.

"Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said.

Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason. "We feel like we should be here, and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team". "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible". The Celtics also had a lot of points off the bench, but their starters were not exceptional, with the team as a whole shooting 43% in comparison to the Cavaliers superior 56% Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk who've had terrific games these playoffs struggled mightily going a combined 2 of 15.

The problem is you're giving LeBron seven free points when there's a long history of his teams stealing one of the first two games on the road to start a playoff series. They left the series with a -24.4 net rating, a fitting monstrosity to illustrate the massive gap between the two teams over the majority of the five games.

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
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"It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed", Irving said. They finished 19 of 41 Thursday.

Notes: Center Zaza Pachulia, who missed Games 3 and 4 at San Antonio in the Western Conference finals with a bruised right heel, is back going through full practices in preparation to play in his first career Finals. "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one.

"If some kid or a group of kids from the West Coast or the East Coast or the Midwest or the South and everything in between, all around the world can look at me and say, 'Well, I made the extra pass because LeBron made the extra pass, ' or, 'I got a chase-down block and I didn't give up on the play because LeBron didn't give up, ' that would mean the world to me". "But they tested us every single minute, and we needed that".

The Celtics were 9-9 during a playoff run that capped a successful season.

"We owe our fans a better performance, and we know that, and we're going to play hard", Celtics guard Avery Bradley said.

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