James also played through several other injuries. Green, McGee and Andre Iguodala were defensive forces all night, tag-teaming James, while combining for 26 points, too. There will be no parade for him this year, no ring, no banner ceremony.
With that, the watch is on.
LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate. "Let's just speak truth", James said before rattling off Golden State's embarrassment of riches.
For all the press Golden State's potent offense gets, it was their defense that kept the Cavaliers in check in these Finals - holding Cleveland to 41 percent shooting in the series, including 29 percent from beyond the arc.
At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.
Fans react while watching the broadcast of the Golden State Warriors playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Curry went 7-for-15 behind the arc after making just one of 10 attempts in Game 3.Читайте также: Part Two of Star Wars Battlefront II Han Solo Season Officially Detailed
The Warriors are smarter.
Mindful of last year's missed chance at a ideal playoff run, the Warriors expect their toughest NBA Finals challenge from Cleveland on Friday, June 8 (Saturday, June 9) as they chase a series sweep. The Cavs led briefly in the first half, but it was over shortly after halftime.
James, who revealed he had played the final three matches of the 4-0 series defeat with a "self-inflicted" hand injury, has an opt-out in his Cleveland deal this off-season and admits he has some hard decisions to make. He fights and competes to the end. Can't get enough of this feeling. "I thought that's what our group of guys did in this series". The obvious first answer will be Los Angeles, where the siren song of Southern California sunshine, Hollywood and the Lakers - not to mention that James owns a home there - will resonate. He could go to Philadelphia and join an up-and-coming team, albeit one now dealing with front-office questions after the resignation of Bryan Colangelo in a Twitter-use scandal. He departed in 2010 for Miami before returning in 2014. "The one thing I've always done is considered, obviously, my family ... especially where my boys are at this point in their [lives]". If the Rockets had Chris Paul for Game 6 or Game 7 of that series - if Paul's hamstring hadn't betrayed him at the worst possible time - then the Warriors could very well be on vacation right now. That's why he spends well over $1 million a year to tweak and hone his body. They're that close, and James can be persuasive. This feels more like reality. Others will wait for a more opportune time, a few years from now.
James can leave without owing Northeast Ohio anything. This is a bittersweet sort for Cleveland-to come so far in these playoffs and yet to know, as the world did, that the trophy was never at all in its reach. He has given the city so much.
Instead, Cleveland is only left to wonder if James is a game from leaving. The Warriors could be champions again as early as Friday night, and this crown - after experiencing plenty of turbulence this season - would most definitely be one to savor.
When it comes to ratings, there was also a difference that might sting for the Disney-owned net and the league nearly more than the second loss in a row will for now-free agent James.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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