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Ex-Piston Thomas: LeBron a 'much better' player than Jordan

Ex-Piston Thomas: LeBron a 'much better' player than Jordan

The last time James tested free agency as a member of the Cavs he chose to join the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, sending Cleveland into a four-year tailspin until he came back for a second stint with the franchise in 2014.

"It was asked of me tonight to play the whole game, and I just tried to figure out how I could get through it", said James, who played 48 minutes for the first time in a playoff game since 2006 as a 21-year-old against the Detroit Pistons.

Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, JR Smith scored 12 points and Tristan Thompson had 10 points and nine boards for the Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston in the offseason, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose weren't the answers as his replacement, and Kevin Love missed significant time with injuries.

"LeBron is incredible", Curry said Monday, a few hours before tipping off against the Houston Rockets in the decisive game of the Western Conference Finals.

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Celtics fans have a lot to look forward to in the future, so they probably won't dwell too much on Sunday night's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Like him, I think he's said this, we're just focused - and it's the truth, it's not avoiding the question - we're literally focused on (the now)", Gilbert told ESPN.

But LeBron was having none of it and incredibly rejected Rozier as he met him at the top to preserve a four-point lead for Cleveland late in the third quarter.

Even with James accounting for so much of the offense, and the media constantly bashing on the Cavaliers role players, James went out of his way after Game 7 to defend them. They had to play seven games just to get out of the first round, and seven more to finish a climb out of 2-0 deficit against a younger, more athletic Celtics team. For the most part, I thought we were pretty good at that.

Saturday surprise: Korea leaders meet in un-announced summit
Asked Friday if the North Koreans were playing games with their communications, Mr Trump responded: " Everybody plays games ". But a North Korean Foreign Ministry official said Friday that Kim was still willing to meet with Trump "at any time".

But he was injured in the final minute of game five, and could only watch in frustration as the Rockets succumbed to the Warriors' second-half onslaught on Saturday. When Rozier went up for the lay-in, James blocked it off the backboard and right to Green.

"I'm the leader of this team, and I'm going to give what I've got". Tatum's 351 points this postseason was one short of Abdul-Jabbar's record of 352. But they produced a compelling game and a dramatic high-stakes finish. "They're National Basketball Association players, and yeah they're new and whatnot, and Bron's awesome, he played an unbelievable playoff run to date and just willed his team to his eighth straight Finals". Boston was 7 for 39 from 3-point range, with Rozier missing all 10 of his attempts.

It was a slow first half for the Cavaliers, who fell victim to an 11-4 Boston run to start the game behind seven quick points from Jayson Tatum.

White House sending team to Singapore despite canceled North Korea summit
By Friday, North Korea issued a statement saying it was still "willing to give the USA time and opportunities" to reconsider talks "at any time, at any format".


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