NBA Finals predictions: CBS Sports picks for Cavaliers vs. Warriors Round 4

LeBron James

In the third quarter, point guard Stephen Curry scored 14 of the Warriors 33 points as they turned an 11-point deficit into a seven point lead entering the final quarter.

It was just two years ago that a concussion forced Love to miss an NBA Finals game against the Warriors.

There's an argument to be made that great players rise to the occasion when competing against the best.

Hamilton coached James Jones when the two were at the University of Miami, and he coached Okaro White when he played at FSU.

It's obviously not surprising that a whole lot of people tuned in to watch the Warriors and Rockets, two extremely good teams squaring off with an NBA Finals berth on the line. There were 20 players who appeared in first Cavaliers-Warriors game of the 2014-15 season - only eight of them will be in uniform during this series.

The NBA Finals begin Thursday at either Houston or Golden State.

Love did not return to the game and missed Cleveland's Game 7 win.

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Down by one with less than 15 seconds left, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry missed one of his patented running lay-ups. Klay Thompson went 8-of-14 shooting and 4 of 7 from 3-point range with 23 points and four rebounds.

Golden State has won two of their three meetings back in 2015 and 2017, while Cleveland pulled one back in 2016 with their historic comeback from down 1-3 to claim the city's first-ever National Basketball Association championship.

"I'm glad we're going back", Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. And we at Highsnobiety have just one question to ask you: Who you got?

When asked about his team's upcoming NBA Finals matchup with the Cavs after beating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night, Lacob told Anthony Slater of The Athletic the following: "Sort of exhausted of Cleveland, to be honest". The veteran scored 14 points on 10 shots in Game 6. Specifically, Curry caught fire after the break for the second straight game (albeit in controversial, illegal-screen fashion at times), hitting 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the third. "(Owner) Dan Gilbert does what it takes to win a championship, try to win a championship.

"Like this series, Trevor Ariza, PJ Tucker, James [Harden], [Chris Paul], they brought the best out of me", Durant told ESPN.

Cleveland finished in fourth place in the East during a tumultuous season of roster upheaval, and was 29th all year on defense. You've seen that throughout the course of the playoffs this year and you've seen it the last three years, that those guys are up for the challenge.

You think Paul George won't want to play with LeBron or other veterans who have championship mettle.

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