Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 1

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 1

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 1

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their Eastern Conference Finals matcup with the Celtics on Sunday afternoon.

The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics, 102-99, in the regular-season opener at Quicken Loans Arena, but fell, 102-88, in Boston on January 3. If you made me bet my house, I think I would go with Golden State because I've seen it before.

"More than anything just seeing the ball go through the hoop has been big for me", Love said.

Cleveland won the regular season series over Boston two games to one.

In most cases, betting markets remained bearish on the Celtics despite everything that was transpiring on the court, where Jayson Tatum, Terry Rozier and Co. were making fans temporarily forget about Kyrie Irving, who's out for the postseason following knee surgery.

So far this post-season, LeBron is averaging 34.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9 assists per game.

"King James" would share fourth on the all-time list by reaching his eighth consecutive NBA Finals, two shy of Bill Russell's record run from the 1960s Celtics dynasty team and trailing nine in a row by Russell's team-mates Sam Jones and Tommy Heinsohn. You look at the Red Sox.

Regardless, they could wind up adding to a recent trend. It's just a sports town.

Sometimes in life, you get smacked with reality so hard that it leaves you brooding and deep in thought about what just happened.

"I think they are one of the most well-coached teams in our league", James told reporters during his Friday media availability. This series will mark the seventh time in the last 12 years that James has met the Celtics in the NBA Playoffs.

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"I think it has been a little bit overblown this year because of the names that has been out". "He's gotten the most out of everybody he's put in the position since he's gotten to Boston, pretty much". After knocking off the Philadelphia 76ers in Round 2, the Celtics are riding high on confidence as players like Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier have blossomed in the postseason. While the Raptors probably had more talent overall, they didn't have anyone on James level and that was the difference. In fact, Love averaged a 20 and 10 for the series as he also scored 22.6 points a game.

Best Online Sportsbook Pick: Taking either team straight up can be a good sportsbook option since the money line odds are so even. So we can talk from like potential, but he's been out since the first quarter of Game 1 in Cleveland. And that's a very good thing.

"Just the history, you look up in the rafters and you see all the greats that has either played there or the previous arena they played in", he said.

James wouldn't narrow down who the Celtics' "head of the snake" is.

"They're well-coached", Lue said. "They've got a couple".

Early in his career, James saw the Celtics as a postseason exit ramp. James' production obscures the rest of the playoff field.

In the league's Last Two Minute Report on officiating in the late stages of the Celtics' 114-112 triumph, the league said game officials missed two key calls against Boston.

Rozier, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been on James' radar since the Celtics guard was in high school. "He's been a confident kid then when I watched him at Shaker (Shaker Heights, an eastern suburb of Cleveland), he's a confident player now". He was, I believe, a 70 percent or so free-throw shooter at LSU. "He's gotten better and better".

The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing the Boston Celtics for the second year in a row, and third time in four years.

"He's their rock, and he never gets rattled throughout the whole game", James said. They've been elite in Boston, winning all seven games there with an 8.3 net rating.

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