According to the Westgate sportsbook in Las Vegas, the Cavaliers are +650 moneyline underdogs (bet $100 to win $650) against the Golden State Warriors this year, the longest odds one of James's teams has faced in his nine NBA Finals appearances.
The Warriors trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half of Game 7, before mounting a comeback. Led by Steph Curry's wonderful 3-point shooting in the 3rd quarter & Durant's dominance in the 4th, the Warriors were too much for Harden and the Rockets to handle, who as a team shot a combined 7-44 from 3-point land. Houston missed all 14 3s that it launched in the third quarter, part of a stretch of 27 straight missed 3s, the longest such drought during a playoff game in National Basketball Association history.
With the Conference Finals win, we get the fourth edition of the Warriors and Cavs in the NBA Finals.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas sent out a picture of himself sitting courtside at the Toyota Center for Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Rockets and Warriors, leading everyone on Twitter to make the same joke. "This is one of the most challenging seasons I have had".
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A day later after the cancellation, Trump said he had reconsidered, and officials from both countries met to work out details . He has had the summits with Moon and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, as well as two meetings with Pompeo.
The Houston Rockets with Game 7 being played on their home floor fell short to the Golden State Warriors that wraps up their season in disappointing fashion.
Houston and Golden State are playing to take on the Cavs.
With Paul sidelined for the second straight game by a strained right hamstring, the Rockets needed a superhero night from probable MVP James Harden to have a realistic shot at dethroning the defending champions. While it only led to nine second-chance points because Houston shot just four of 14 on those chances, it was the kind of effort that demoralizes an opponent.
Rockets guard Eric Gordon, who scored 23 points, said of the impact of Paul's absence, "It sucks because you know you could win this series if we just had one more playmaker". It's that simple. These guys played so well in the playoffs, but in a game for all the marbles, they were terrible. Perhaps as a result, Kerr plans to play his top four starters - Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson - for at least 40 minutes each.
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With all these factors combined, clearly for most , going to the beach or a barbecue was the better option this holiday weekend. The movie started out strong with $14.1 million in Thursday previews, a record for Memorial Day weekend .
The Golden State Warriors, so used to making things look easy, overcame one of their toughest tests to return to the NBA Finals. We've got to do a little bit better, and it would be nice if they would help out a little bit, but it seems like they're not. But that would be Boston's last basket for more than five minutes while Cleveland went on a 15-2 run to put the game away. Those same opportunities were there in the second half, we just didn't make them.
"Obviously, Golden State has set the bar for the whole league, not just us". "That's what their trademark is; we know it and it's not like it's a secret".
The Warriors are a phenomenal team, but Monday night the game was there for the taking. Had they won Sunday, they would have been the second-youngest Finals team since the advent of the shot clock. I took umbrage with those.
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Prosecutors had sought a sentence of about 20 years for Atilla, who worked as a deputy general manager at Halkbank. Berman said the lengthier prison terms recommended would be "inappropriate, unreasonable and unfair".