Korver, who just four days earlier was exasperated with his team's effort in the same building, sounded stunned that Cleveland actually did it.
There's nothing quite like a Game 7 for the players - everything is on the line in this elimination game. Lue settled on him as a starter for the playoffs, and it lasted all of one game - an unmitigated disaster for Green in the opener against in where he was held scoreless and missed all seven shots. Bryant joined that discussion once the score went final, doing so in a diplomatic manner.
For an idea of just how dramatically things changed over the course of the night, just look at Houston's score by quarters: 39, then 22, then 16, then 9. They have to be exhausted, and that's no way to go into a series against Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who blew Cleveland away in five games past year, or James Harden and a Rockets team that can be every bit as potent on one end and lock teams down on the other.
Missed shots and turnovers allowed the Cavs to climb to within four at halftime, and the Celtics' offense never really recovered. They scored just 25 points total and were getting a very unfavorable whistle from the officials.
There's no denying Golden State has felt Iguodala's absence against Houston.
Few expected the Celtics, without Irving, to get this far.
"He can get a lot better".
Brad Stevens? He's already looking forward to the improvements.
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"It's amusing how kind of the lens changes when you're sitting up here disappointed", he said.
"The five guys on the floor and whoever else is playing, we're going to roll", Tucker said.
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"I was so impressed with Boston and their young players and what they've built", Kerr said.
James' option for next season is for $35.6 million. If it is the former, it will be the fourth finals in as many years featuring Golden State and Cleveland.
The Cavs needed some luck in the form of Boston missing more than its fair share of wide-open 3-pointers. Altogether, Cleveland compiled a 50-32 regular season record, good for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, despite James appearing in all 82 games for the first time in his career.
He finished with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists as he secured his sixth straight win in a Game 7. You have to tip your cap to the best player in the world, but you also have to think about the opportunity that slipped through your hands. "That's the fun part". "And so we have to let it motivate us". The future is certainly bright for the Celtics and Jayson Tatum.