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'Threematch' at hand for Cavaliers and Warriors

'Threematch' at hand for Cavaliers and Warriors

For James, the Finals are an annual rite. "It's cute.". The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team. The Cavs will look to defend their title starting June 1 in Oakland, California. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions. The Warriors have two players who have won MVP awards, and the Cavs have (maybe) the best player of all time, playing as well as he's ever played, plus a few other guys that are pretty good (or whatever). After stomping out Boston in Game 5 Thursday to reach his seventh straight Finals, James said he wasn't in the right frame of mind to talk about the Warriors because "they're too stressful."

The LeBron James underdog story will be discussed quite a bit before then, with the future NBA Hall of Fame forward now provided with an opportunity to cement his legacy and spot next to Michael Jordan in the record books.

For Thomas, that level was an incredible 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game. Jordan appeared in 179 postseason games; James played his 212th.

Throughout his illustrious career the comparisons between Lebron and Jordan have been incessant to say the least. The Celtics never led in any of the games in Boston, trailing by as many as 50 in Game 2 and 39 on Thursday night before both teams emptied their benches.

They dropped the three Garden games by a combined 88 points.

The Warriors blitzed through the Western Conference playoffs without losing a game, the first time since the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers to open the postseason 12-0.

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Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points, and Gerald Green scored 14.

"I want to win a championship", Thomas said "And being so close to getting to the finals, that makes you want it that much more". This championship could be James' most special, with Durant moving to a team that already won 73 games in the regular season prior. What's so important about this that you want to call me all these disrespectful names?' That sh*t doesn't fly where I'm from, where any one of us are from.

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health.

"We're definitely disappointed. I feel like if we weren't, there would be a problem", he said. They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically.

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the opening 3:18 of the second half.

With the constant flurry of attention surrounding comparisons between the two basketball legends there did remain one admittedly taboo connection that had been left untouched by James. He drew within one of Jordan on a thunderous third-quarter dunk, then passed his childhood idol shortly afterward on a three-pointer.

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Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love contributed 15.

In 13 playoff games this season, James has averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.

"For my name to come up in the discussion with the greatest basketball player of all time, it's like, 'Wow, '" he added.

As the Cavs' stars did throughout the East finals, they worked together in fire-breathing tandem Thursday.

If the emotional toll wasn't enough for the 5-foot-9 Thomas, he also battled injuries throughout the playoffs.

But the Celtics have the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with the salary cap space to sign a top free agent.

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