"It's tough. And we really didn't know what to expect". Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason?
"They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what's more important", Thomas said Friday, a day after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year". Durant was only in one college for one season.
Yet, Lue said that the Celtics' unpredictability - born out of necessity, with Thomas' shutting down his season at halftime of Game 2 because of a hip injury - has made things hard after the coach had to scrap his defensive orders all catered toward limiting Thomas. He was just so smooth and fun to watch. The injuries, and not only that, but us not being able to finish games the way we wanted to.
To get back to that level, he faces a long recovery even if he skips surgery.
For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. Why is that you might ask? Thomas and his bosses are committed to allowing him to take his time to help it shine more than anywhere else in the National Basketball Association.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have loaded rosters.
"Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. This all with Durant missing a handful of games during the year.
The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1.
Durant's decision to leave the Thunder for Golden State as a free agent last summer meant the Warriors went from mere overwhelming favorites to win the West again to super-duper-overwhelming favorites to win the West again.
Seats at Oracle went for an average of $497 during these playoffs, as compared with $524 in 2015 and $632 past year. And yes, LeBron James is the best player ever. I may not follow the sport, but even I know that.
It will be James' 7th straight trip to the finals and 8th overall.
This brings me back to this matchup being so predictable. "They want to let it die down a little bit then take another MRI once everything is down and looks back to normal". They had the best offense all season. While observers wondered if Thomas was playing hurt or was just worn down from everything he had gone through during the playoffs, the Celtics were intently monitoring his health, nervous something worse was going on. How will Golden State guard Kyrie Irving?
To make matters worse, there has been zero competition this postseason. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown, when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". Meanwhile, the Cavs dropped one game to the Boston Celtics. Same thing in the NHL (five teams) if you count the upcoming NHL Finals. After three years of inept defensive rebounding, it's time to give Brad Stevens more to work with on the glass.
While it was a career year on the floor, it was one of Thomas' hardest off of it. However they have stalwart defenders like Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston, who will try to limit the explosive Cavs All-Star. The Warriors will overwhelm them with talent, will stay focused, will find enough offensive answers to outlast LeBron James, and secure their second title in two years, ending the 3-1 jokes and establishing something that very much resembles a dynasty. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take that game by game'". Tell us your thoughts in the comments!