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Kevin Durant erupted for 34 points as the Warriors arranged a 4th straight championship duel against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

According to SportsOddsHistory.com, the Cavs, who now possess +650 (bet $100 to win $650) odds of winning the series, are the biggest Finals underdog since the website began tracking such data since 2002.

Paul did not play in the final two games of the Western Conference Finals due to a hamstring strain.

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

After the series-clinching win, current and former National Basketball Association players shared their thoughts on Twitter. What's more, the players who came the Cavs' way during a roster overhaul at the February trade deadline played only a minimal role (Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson played a combined 17 minutes while Rodney Hood didn't play).

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in game one of the 2018 NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena.

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After Sunday's Game 7 victory, Kerr told Reuters: "We would have won the series in five if Iggy played".

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face off in the NBA Finals yet again, and after both being pushed to the brink in the Conference Finals, they just might be happy to see some familiar faces.

"I think we've done a good job of building a great culture here in Cleveland", Lue said. "They have (James), the best player in the world".

Still, we weren't quite prepared for just how hugely Golden State would favored. As in, LeBron James may be king, but Steph Curry clearly rules. He expects to be available for Game 1 of the Finals. But when he dusted him off and played him Monday, Curry almost brought him to his knees on D, and Houston got outscored by 12 points - keep in mind that the final margin was nine - in Anderson's 8 minutes on the court. The Warriors may be the best team in the league, but the world's best player in James will have something to say about the outcome of the finals. "(Owner) Dan Gilbert does what it takes to win a championship, try to win a championship.

No. 23 did his thing, but it was a team effort, at least defensively, that allowed the wine and gold to take Game 7 in a hostile environment.

Reid Forgrave: I feel somewhat subversive in saying the Warriors will drop a full two games to the Cavaliers. And just because a guy is not playing well, you can't give up on a guy.

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