Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

At James' halloween party, he had some decorations making fun of the Warriors from last year's finals.

Instead, the Cavaliers ruined the Warriors' flawless story by creating one of their own, delivering title-starved Cleveland its first championship in more than a half-decade, brought home by a local star with his own deep history with the region.

"Take it day by day and whatever happens in the next four to six weeks, then go from there and attack that as is", Thomas said on Friday.

Needless to say, that did not go over well with Thomas.

Thomas says he told doctors that whatever happens, he needs to come back even better - "and I will". "If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?"

"I've got to do what's best for me in the long run, what's best for my body", Thomas said. It's been a long time since anyone could say that. West made the All-Star squads as a member of the New Orleans Hornets in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons as Chris Paul's right-hand man. Williams is a three-time All-Star with the Utah Jazz and the New Jersey Nets.

"(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

A young team with its core signed, salary cap space and the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft, the Celtics have a chance to add a maximum contract player as a free agent and another potential star in the draft. Thomas admitted he'd listen to extension talks but won't be upset if the Celtics ultimately use available dollars to better the team.

When asked about an extension, Thomas quipped, "That means more money?" Yeah, I would love that.

"I feel this attitude that I have is now definitely putting me in a position to be successful out there on the floor", Irving said following the Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night. "All them doctors know that", Thomas said.

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The Celtics will have a busy summer that figures to be full of unknowns.

The 28-year-old Thomas reaffirmed that he can see himself in Boston deep into the future but knows the Celtics have hard decisions looming with both Thomas and guard Avery Bradley set to reach unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018. Ainge acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen via trade in two separate deals to play alongside Paul Pierce.

"Boston has changed my career, changed my life".

In the first championship meeting in 1952, Layne and Walker ran for TDs to give the Lions a 17-7 win and their first championship since 1935.

Meanwhile LeBron, at age 32 and at the end of his 14th season, continues to defy time, as proven by his 32.5/8/7 line through 13 playoff games while hitting on 56.6 per cent of his field goal attempts and 42.1 from three, both career playoff bests. If anyone would prefer seeing Barnes suited up instead of Durant, I don't know them. "This has been everything to me".

Thomas said the Celtics are committed to putting him on the best path to long-term health.

"It's always something. I'm fine with it though".

"They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them". That's the only thing I didn't do. But it is what it is.

"I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, seeing what he was able to accomplish".

I predict the Warriors winning in six games to reclaim the throne. Many would argue that this is the best team he's ever had around him. However, even if this short look didn't sway you to wager on the misses, you should be aware that the over side has nothing to offer given the total line, despite of how it might look at the first glance. "We want to go take back a championship, that's just the nature of a competitor and I think that's the mindset of everyone in this organization to go take back what they took from us".

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