Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Van Gundy sees Cavs-Warriors as total mismatch

Van Gundy sees Cavs-Warriors as total mismatch

"Sort of exhausted of Cleveland, to be honest", Lacob said following Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.

Harden and the Rockets capitulated in game seven of their Western Conference Finals showdown with the Warriors as their National Basketball Association season ended in despair.

The Rockets were understandably emotional after losing just one game shy of the NBA Finals, with Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker in tears.

"This is a situation we've never been in win a Game 7 on the road, keep our composure for the whole series", Curry said after the game. The Warriors outscored Houston 122-63 in the second-half of the final two games. "They have the best player in the world". He faded back into a secondary role as the Cavaliers won Game 7, but he'll need to get back to that aggressive mindset against the Warriors. He's going up against a great team with FOUR superb players. LeBron's teams have been underdogs (and often substantial ones) in seven of the nine Finals series they have appeared in. Golden State was up 2-1 with Game 4 at home when it lost Iguodala for the series and Houston had just taken a 3-2 lead and was one win away from the Finals when Paul went down.

Record-wise, this is the worst version of the Warriors since they started their run back in 2013-14.

"If James and the Cavaliers win Game 1, the interest is going to skyrocket, because they're going to have done what very few except for them, maybe, think they can do, which is win in Golden State", Van Gundy said. It's a small sample size, but when Love scores at least 20 points this postseason, Cleveland is 3-1.

This is the fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals where James' team is considered an underdog, but the odds makers have less faith than ever.

To reach this point was no easy task for either Cleveland or Golden State. And the Rockets might have done it, too, had Chris Paul's hamstring not popped in the final seconds of Game 5 and forced him to the sideline for the rest of the series.

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"I'm not going to say zero percent chance", Jackson said on a conference call. Even more people watched in 2016 and 2017.

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