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ESPN Matches 2012 High In Game 7 Of NBA Eastern Conference Finals

ESPN Matches 2012 High In Game 7 Of NBA Eastern Conference Finals

MVP favorite James Harden played phenomenally in this year's National Basketball Association playoffs-contrary to his reputation-but he wasn't exactly himself when his team needed him the most.

Green, who registered 10 points, 13 boards and 5 assists, walked with a noticeable limp immediately after his team's 101-92 victory.

Green was Cleveland's second-best player in Game 7, scoring 19 points on 50 percent shooting with eight rebounds.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - For the fourth consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

Said Van Gundy, who coached 12 seasons in the NBA and will be calling his 12th NBA Finals as an analyst: "This is the biggest difference that I remember between two teams heading into the Finals in my time in the NBA". According to Synergy Sports, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of the catch-and-shoot attempts by its opponents are unguarded, resulting in teams shooting 40 percent from behind the arc on these possessions.

The odds are already stacked against the Cavs in this series - the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas opened Golden State as a -1,000 favorite to win the Finals, making them the largest favorite in at least 16 seasons.

In an era where so many thought this Warriors' team was untouchable, Houston managed to push Golden State to the brink.

After three trips to the NBA Finals and one title, there is little doubt Irving enjoyed winning. Based on that, we would expect the Warriors to beat the Cavaliers 86 percent of the time at home and 66 percent of the time on the road.

The Warriors are better, and few outside James' native OH would bother to argue. While he only averaged 6.0 points per game this season, his defense and ball movement (3.3 assists) can not be undervalued.

Golden State rallied in both Game 6 and Game 7, as Paul looked on helplessly.

"We approach the series looking to win", Lue said on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, just prior to the Cavs' departure to Oakland.

The top-seeded Toronto Raptors followed and they believed they could finally end their losing run against the Cavaliers and dethrone the King.

For the fourth year in a row, the teams playing in the finals will be the same as the three previous years.

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