In Cleveland, the Cavs have faced the Golden State Warriors in the Finals in the past three seasons. He missed the next night's contest and returned to the floor on March 30. Young players like Jayson Tatum, Brown, Rozier and Smart helped carry this team to within one game of the NBA Finals.
"The great quote from the great Doc Rivers is, 'You always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player, ' and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7".
The Cavaliers were only +180 underdogs when they upended Golden State in the 2016 Finals. There were many rumored reasons as to why Kyrie wanted to get out of Cleveland as quick as possible, including Irving becoming frustrated playing in LeBron James' shadow, and wanting to lead his own team as the face of the franchise.
Following LeBron's sixth consecutive Game 7 victory, this guy understands how hard the process is to achieve greatness.
James, who entered with an NBA-record Game 7 average of 34.9 points, improved to 6-2 lifetime in Game 7s.
Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, JR Smith scored 12 points and Tristan Thompson had 10 points and nine boards for the Cavaliers.
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James has said in the past he plans to retire a Cavalier but this is his second stint in Cleveland after he left once before for Miami in 2010.
Love has struggled mightily against the Warriors on the NBA's biggest stage. Yet they finished the season 50-32, seven games better than their differential suggested - the highest variance in the National Basketball Association.
He finished the game one assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 35 points while adding 15 rebounds - a game-high in either stat.
At one point during what he has called the most challenging season of his 15-year career, LeBron even questioned whether the Cavs would make the playoffs. This season, however, it was not just any conference Finals experience, because they truly competed. It's a steep drop off to Love, who's second on the team with 13.9 points per game on 38.8 percent shooting.
"It's about just winning the game now", said Boston's Marcus Smart, who has done his share of mixing it up with James in this series.
Cleveland was only 50-32 this season. While it's common to hear that at pretty much any point the Cavs lay a turd, it multiplies by about ten come playoff time.