As a fan, it has been one of the most enjoyable years that I can remember. "It's real frustrating. It's what I work hard for in the summers". "That's what gets the crowd motivated, and it helps you ease into the game better".
He averaged 27.5 points - his highest total since 2010 - and established career-highs in assists (9.1), rebounds (8.6) and played the full slate of games for the first time.
Magic firmly believes the Lakers' championship pedigree, glamorous location and salary cap room for two enormous contracts can attract superstars near the primes of their careers to lift one of the NBA's cornerstone franchises back to its accustomed heights. Rodney Hood (14.7 ppg) hasn't played in the last two games with an Achilles injury, but he's expected to suit up in Game 1.
Earlier in the season, James slam-dunked his way to a record 867th consecutive regular-season game with at least 10 points, surpassing Michael Jordan. And although the Pacers were swept, each game was a high-level game. However, after the Cavaliers lost to the Philadelphia 76ers last week, they fell to the 4 seed and could never reclaim the third spot.
"They got an All-Star in [Victor] Oladipo and all those other guys off 'em", he said. Beginning with that moment, infamously known as "The Decision", James would completely dominate the Eastern Conference, winning the next seven conference titles and collecting three Larry O'Briens in the process.
While the Cavaliers played the New York Knicks Wednesday night, the Pacers had the day off.
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Game one starts at 3:30 p.m.in Cleveland.
"I will play 10", Lue told reporters . While any streak that extends that long in the National Basketball Association is impressive, it should be noted that of the 16 teams Philly beat in that stretch - 13 of them are now lottery teams and majority could not wait for the season to end.
The Cavs traded six players at the trade deadline.
"I always feel like when we take the floor, we can win every game", Love said.
"Nobody knows who were are", Collison continued. The Cavs could try to put Cedi Osman, a pesky athletic player with a long wingspan on him, but outside of Osman, the Cavs lack gritty defensive players. He's "getting better", but that's the only update we have.
Most of the Pacers' roster is new to this matchup.
So for the fourth time in recent memory the Pacers will be faced with the task of facing a LeBron-led team.