Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs - the Warriors making history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference with the Cavs losing just a single game to the Celtics.
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He also praised Bob Dole , the former senator who suffered lifelong injuries in World War II and attended the ceremony. Robert Kelly , 29, was killed in a roadside bomb blast in 2010 during a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
The Warriors, the team with the best record over three years in National Basketball Association history, will face increased criticism if they fail to come away with more than one championship during that span. LeBron James had his first bad game of the postseason, and another might not be coming for a while.
The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. The second half didn't follow script, though. But it meant little as Boston never led in any of their home games in the series.
"We owe our fans a better performance and we know that", Bradley said after the Game 4 loss.
James, Irving and Love took command from the opening tip-off on Thursday. I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? He and Jae Crowder (groin) are listed as probable for Game 5 while rookie Jaylen Brown (hip pointer) is questionable. "Drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the right play, it's OK". "With that being said, tonight I'll start my prepping, and we'll see what happens". We have a lot of guys who have played a lot of playoff minutes, been in situations like that before.
In the last meeting, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving came to life in the second half to pilot the Cavaliers to a 112-99 victory.