James believes that they can outhustle, outsmart and out coach whoever they face in the final.
There's no way of knowing Paul's status for game 7 until he tests out the hamstring, and D'Antoni said the team will reevaluate Paul on Monday morning and probably Monday afternoon as well.
"It was asked of me tonight to play the whole game", he said.
After 10,000 people paid $10 each to watch Saturday night's game at the Toyota Center in what was a fundraiser for victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, Harden has no doubt that the home fans will be ready to help them out in Game 7. "So just to be able to compete against a player like him and be a few shots away from beating him and his team to go to a championship is something I will always remember".
"Our goal going into the series was to make him exert as much energy as humanly possible and try to be as good as we can on everybody else, who are good players".
Celtics coach Brad Steven suggested that Tatum has only scratched the surface of his potential. It's ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny. At halftime, I didn't come out and warm up.
They were written off on many occasions but they showed that there is real talent throughout the roster beyond Irving and Hayward.
"Unbelievable", Horford said. "Just the way that he took the season in stride and just kept pushing".
"Right before the break I kind of reset". We may not know until the afternoon whether or not the Rockets will have their star point guard.
Tatum hit a 3 after his driving dunk over James put Boston up 72-71 with 6:04 remaining in the game, but Green answered with another 3 at the 5:44 mark and Cleveland didn't relinquish the lead after that. Draymond Green only had four points but also accounted for 10 rebounds, nine assists, five blocked shots and four steals.
Boston made the mistake of using the three pointer as their main offensive weapon down the stretch but they finished a dismal seven-of-39 overall from beyond the arc. With Chris Paul out, and ahead with a 17-point lead in the first quarter, did the Rockets blow a golden opportunity in the Bay? Based on how the last two games had gone - with Houston coming out on the winning end of two close games - it would have been fair to think that this might be it for the Warriors. Los Angeles, Philadelphia and NY are believed to be ready to pounce if he becomes available.