Xfinity X1 Report: Groundhog Day NBA Finals

Xfinity X1 Report: Groundhog Day NBA Finals

Rockets GM Daryl Morey told reporters that point guard Chris Paul was hit hardest by Houston's playoff elimination at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. Eric Gordon soon bricked one, and P.J. Tucker did the same.

For starters, let's take a second and bask in the fact that the Rockets lost by nine yet missed 27 straight threes along with shooting just 15.9% from deep. Cleveland will be wearing their Statement black jerseys in Games 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 while wearing their their Association white jerseys in Games 2 and 7.

The forward's leg injury - sustained when he collided knees with James Harden the fourth quarter of Game 3 the Western Conference Finals - kept him out of the final four games of the series, doesn't seem to be improving.

"It's a grown man's league", Tucker said. I know one of you guys would love to be [that person].

"I'm truly blessed to have the opportunity", Hill said.

The Rockets led the National Basketball Association by making an average of 15.3 3-pointers on their way to a franchise-record 65 wins in their second year in coach Mike D'Antoni's high-octane offense. But at the end of the day, his athleticism allows him to play some of the premier perimeter players in our league.

It looked like Houston was on its way to a Game 7 win at home on Monday night. Trevor Ariza was 0 for 9. ". You just get a great set of players on the court".

The first thing Cleveland will have to do is build up a huge lead in the first half - huge.

"It's two great teams, the best teams going against each other", Iguodala said. "He's gonna make some tough shots, so we understand that".

These Cavs can also switch on defense now that they've made their wholesale roster changes. That's pretty much up to their own focus. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP leads the defensive effort against James and is part of the Warriors' best lineup.

But I don't see Cleveland winning more than one round ... if any.

There was a time not too long ago that Kevin Durant and Jeff Green were seen as the faces of the now defunct Seattle Supersonics NBA franchise. "We had it. We thought we had it. He'll be back 100 percent and we're ready to go".

Now the Rockets have to figure out what it will take to get over the hump next year.

What does this all mean for his likely free agency this summer?

Now, it'll be up to LeBron James and Tyronn Lue to use their on-court and off-court minds to make this upset happen. "That's Daryl's department", he said. Irving went to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round pick that will be No. 8 in next month's draft. "I don't even think that far [ahead]".

They may not score in double digits every night or even grab five to eight rebounds, but what these two players will do could sway the series one way or the other. "Then once we get in the trenches, I'll be happy with whoever we've got".

According to a report from ESPN, the Warriors are "overwhelming" favorites to win the title.

That will be especially true in this series against Golden State's firepower. "We know what we have here and what we're trying to do". "We feel like we're really I'm obviously optimistic because of the guys we're dealing with, and they're winners".