Game 7 predictions: Can Houston Rockets halt Golden State Warriors' dynasty?

  • Game 7 predictions: Can Houston Rockets halt Golden State Warriors' dynasty?

Game 7 predictions: Can Houston Rockets halt Golden State Warriors' dynasty?

Following a first-quarter collision with Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Love was ruled out for the decisive contest of the seven-game series with concussion-like symptoms. Once both teams were in the National Basketball Association they faced off twice in the 1950's.

In 2015, when the Golden State beat the Cavs to capture the franchise's first title in 40 years, the first two games of the series went to OT - Golden State winning the opener and Cleveland Game 2.

James, of course, is preparing to meet the Warriors in the Finals for the fourth straight year and will not be giving his free agency much thought until that series is over.

The Warriors hoped Iguodala would return to the Houston series, but his progress stalled.

Love missed nearly all of Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter on Friday.

For unlikely as a Cavs' victory may seem right now, if one were going to construct a blueprint for what would be a historic upset, here's what's going to have to happen for the Cavaliers to end their season as champions.

"Let's look at the great teams", he told USA TODAY Sports on the January 4 night when the Rockets downed the Warriors at the Toyota Center.

Golden State, after trailing by 11 points at the intermission, outscored the Rockets 33-15 in the third period.

The Cavaliers have been waiting since Sunday to find out which team they would play for the championship: Houston or Golden State.

"I think it's great for the league to have the two best teams make it to the Finals, and that's what took place, the two best teams in their respective conferences are representing them", said analyst Mark Jackson on the press call. "It's a new team over there, so the other guys, we've got to lock in on their tendencies". "Our backs against the wall, not having home-court advantage, needing to win two games to keep ourselves alive". Winning a closeout game in Golden State without Paul was almost impossible, but Houston had a solid chance at defeating the defending champions at Toyota Center. Doing some basic math here, Randall's tweet has 640,000 retweets (and counting) and if each jersey costs $50 (a conservative estimate) then it'll cost him about $32 million. Despite the Raptors laying claim to the top-seed in the Eastern Conference, Cleveland managed to sweep Toronto for a second straight season.

"It's a grown man's league", Tucker said. And now, I mean, we're where we want to be. The over/under point total for tonight is set at 214.5 points. We got our bumps throughout the season.

"Considering this year we've been pretty bad in the third quarters, we've got to really be aware of what they do in that third quarter", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters on May 30 during media day in Oakland.