Sling those soft and spineless insults at Durant. Send him some cupcakes. Question his competitive nature. Feel disappointment we missed out on an annual Thunder vs. Warriors series and a more competitive NBA playoffs.
For Durant, it won’t matter. If he keeps following his own path, he’ll be first.
A monster slam from LeBron James makes it 28-12 Cleveland. He has eight points, needing only 20 more to surpass Michael Jordan for most all-time in the postseason.
Another goal for LeBron James. He already has six points, four assists and four rebounds in the first quarter.
Authentic Womens Ron Parker Jersey Jonas Jerebko hits a wide-open 3-pointer to bring the Celtics to within 7 midway through the first quarter. The Cavs will likely want to keep an eye on him.
Authentic Womens Leo Komarov Jersey 8:43 p.m.: LeBron James has a chance to make history tonight 鈥?but tonight, it’s all Kevin Love. The Cavs lead 14-5.
LeBron James gets a layup and-one. This is a good time to mention he only needed 28 points entering tonight’s game to surpass Michael Jordan for most all-time in NBA postseason history.
Kevin Love gets the scoring started with a 3-pointer, but Marcus Smart turns around with a 3 of his own to tie it up.
Linval Joseph is a steady force in the middle of the defensive line, putting up four sacks and three forced fumbles at the nose tackle position. Brian Robison is getting up there in years (he turned 34 in April) but had 7.5 sacks last season and can still go at his age. Anthony Barr had something of a down year, but Minnesota picked up his fifth-year option and he has the raw talent to bounce back. They also signed former Packers end Datone Jones to add some depth along the line.
From front to back, this is one of the deepest defensive units in the league.
The defense hasn’t been unaffected by injuries, though. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd played in one game last year and has yet to return to the field due to nerve damage, though he’s optimistic it’ll happen.