The Warriors swept the two regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers, winning by seven at home on Christmas Day (without Curry) and prevailing by 10 in Cleveland about three weeks later. His path was much more challenging personally as well, as he dealt with a serious heart issue that caused him to miss an entire season in 2011-12.
"We said we want to do this for Kevin, " Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.
The Wine and Gold will now await the victor of the Western Conference Finals as the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets do battle in a deciding Game 7 of their own tonight.
If someone told you before the season started that Jeff Green would be starting at power forward for the Cavs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, you probably would have thought Cleveland was in serious trouble.
The Cavs were stunned when Irving requested a trade after last year's Finals, saying he wanted to be "the focal point" of a team.
"Best player in the game", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after Friday's game. The four-time MVP averaged 34 points while shooting 54.2 percent from the field, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assist over 41.3 minutes in 18 playoff games. The only thing he can do to exceed it is go ahead and win another championship against the Warriors or Rockets in a couple weeks. I just go out and play my game.
For the last 24 hours, Bethesda has been dropping some atomic powered hints that a new Fallout game announcement was imminent . In the trailer however, the place looks barren with a single survivor wearing a Vault 76 suit.
USA warships on Sunday cruised by two disputed islands in the South China Sea in a planned exercise, Reuters reported. China has territorial claims to about 90 percent of the South China Sea, which has put it at odds with its neighbors.
As much of the sports world turns to its second straight day of hardwood Game 7s, Steph Curry is thinking like a golfer. Houston head coach Mike D'Atoni spoke to reporters this evening and provided an update on his star point guard.
The upcoming title features one notable change: it trades in the retro 2D pixels for game sprites and environments rendered in 3D. Double Gear: When at critical health, Mega Man can unleashed his maximum power, allowing for deft maneuvers.
Babchenko was shot and killed Tuesday evening in Kiev where he had been living since fleeing Russian Federation . Mr Babchenko, 41, was found bleeding at the entrance to his block of flats by his wife and died in an ambulance.
HomePod 11.4 also brings stereo pairing to HomePod speakers, allowing users to set up two of them in a stereo configuration. Here's a complete tutorial on how you can enable Messages in iCloud in iOS 11 / iOS 11.4 and how you can use it too.
Marc-André Fleury had a rare off evening in his remarkable playoff run with the extraordinary expansion Vegas Golden Knights. As incensed teammates flocked to Wilson, Marchessault headed to the locker room under his own power.
Villa were unable to break down a Fulham side which played the last 20 minutes with ten men after Denis Odoi's sending off. If there was ever a game to completely sum up Grealish, both the promising and the bad, the play-off final would be it.
Red Bull had an interesting start to the 2018 Monaco GP with one auto at the pole and one starting all the way at the back. Vettel reduced Hamilton's championship lead from 17 points to 14 in an intriguing championship tussle.
This prompted Italian anti-establishment parties 5-Star Movement and League to abandon plans to form a government. Meanwhile, utility stocks led the gains, up around 0.7 percent amid political uncertainty in Italy.
Harvey Weinstein's courthouse arrival "Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation". Weinstein is also under investigation for similar charges in London and Los Angeles .
Putin critic's death faked to foil murder plot
But there was no other way. "I apologize to my wife". "I am sorry, but there were no options here", Babchenko said at the presser. Ukrainian authorities said the goal of the staged murder was to catch the people who'd actually been planning to kill Babchenko .
Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach
The 45-year-old announced his departure in a surprise press conference at Real Madrid's training ground on Thursday morning. Real president Perez added: "This was a totally unexpected decision, Zidane informed me of his choice yesterday".
Second Day of Pre-Summit Nuclear Talks for U.S., North Korea
Trump will also host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7 to discuss the Singapore meeting with Kim. The North Korean leader described the Singapore summit as a landmark opportunity to end decades of confrontation.
United States to impose limits on some Chinese visas
Details of the investment and export controls will be announced by June 30 and the final tariff list will be published by June 15. The White House also says the United States is planning new investment restrictions and export controls.
China, Burkina Faso resume diplomatic ties
Burkina Faso's decision means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 18 mainly small, developing countries. Thai also accused China of using "dollar diplomacy " to lure away Taiwan's diplomatic allies.