LeBron James believes the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to add 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Games in Tokyo will benefit the sport and its participants.
I think it’s great for basketball, James said Sunday, via ESPN. For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it’s pretty great.
It’s not in terms of 16-0 really and what that means historically — it’s just that’s what’s in front of us, he said.
Lac Edwards Womens Jersey We obviously know how hard it is to win a championship, what goes into it and how important each game is.
Now that you can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that. We just want 16 wins, it doesn’t matter how we get there, but now we’re in this situation, why not take care of business?
Solomon Hill Womens Jersey Kevin Durant, who led the way Wednesday with 31 points, was eager to stay grounded ahead of what could be a decisive contest Friday.
It’s not over. Job’s not done. Close-out games are always the toughest, he said. As you heard from many players over the years how tough close-out games are.
I’ve never been in this position, trying to close it out. I know how exciting it’s going to be for us as a team.
The Cavs led from start to finish Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena on the way to a 137-116 victory over the Warriors. Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 40 points on 15-of-27 shooting (7 of 12 from 3-point range) while LeBron James passed Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history (nine) with 31 points, 11 assists and ten rebounds. Kevin Durant poured in 35 points, but Golden State’s Splash Brothers struggled all night. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 27 points on 24 shots. Bottom line: Cleveland lives to fight another day.