Among the certainties of life these days: Death, taxes and the Golden State Warriors as favorites to win the National Basketball Association championship.
LeBron James and Paul George are about to face off again in the National Basketball Association playoffs. Cleveland has been in desperate need of a center off the bench since it lost center Andrew Bogut to a broken leg in his debut with the team.
"I definitely feel better than I have all year, more confident", Richardson said. Let's get ready to go. "They know what it takes and we know what we need to do and it should make for a great series". "Portland has the first crack, and (the Blazers) will give it everything they have".
"He was good for what we stood for as a team".
The reigning NBA Finals champions are one game behind Boston in the standings heading into the final round of regular season games.
The Heat would reach the playoffs with a win over Washington, and a loss by either IN or Chicago.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are also reportedly signing up free agent Dahntay Jones to a contract on Wednesday, a second straight signing for Jones right on the final regular season game, with Cleveland looking for the right mix for their title defense bid. In order for James, Irving and the rest of their Cleveland teammates to be risky this postseason, they need to consistently knock down three-point baskets at will. This time, the lead going into the fourth was 11. If the regular season doesn't matter, and the Cavs aren't really tring, then why is LeBron playing nearly 38 minutes per game?
The Heat are 3-0 against Washington this season.
It will be a lot of fun to see Paul George face off against James in the series.
We've heard time and time again, LeBron (and the Cavs) can flip the switch any time they want to.
According to TMZ, James, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson flew from Atlanta to Miami immediately following Sunday night's loss and went straight to LIV nightclub, where someone captured him on video.
That performance had Lue dissecting game film for hours in preparation for Game 1 Saturday.
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Carlson finished with a time of 3 hours and 55 minutes, which is good enough to qualify her for next year's race. Switzer" - so none of the race organizers would know she was a woman. "And he tried to pull my bib numbers off".
Some good news for the Pacers is that Cleveland has been struggling in the final two months of the regular season.
The Cavs will take on their Central Division rivals in the Indiana Pacers (42-40), who managed to lock up a playoff berth as the seventh seed on Wednesday when they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 104-86 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Jones did not play in the D-League as he did last season.
Joe Ingles scored 11 points to go with seven assists and four rebounds, as Utah kept alive their shot at moving past the Clippers for the No.4 seed in the West.
But, as usual, the Pacers couldn't contain James, who improved to 45-7 in the opening round and made sure he and his teammates didn't stumble out of the postseason gate. "My fault. I think we underestimated the amount that really mattered". He did not play in Game 7. The Cavaliers are in a four-game losing streaks. Over the last six games PG has averaged 33 points per contest including 43 in the Pacers last meeting with Cleveland.
Our pick: Wizards in five.
The Cavaliers (51-31) have failed to secure the top spot as they rested some of their players in the final two games.
On April 2, both teams fought tooth and nail in a thrilling 135-130 double overtime win for the Cavs.
The Blazers finished the season with a flourish, winning 17 of their last 23 games. After coming over in a trade from Denver, Nurkic helped the Blazers to 14 wins in 20 games.
Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry is eager to get started.
San Antonio and Memphis split four regular-season meetings.