Green was Cleveland's second-best player in Game 7, scoring 19 points on 50 percent shooting with eight rebounds.
Hamilton coached James Jones when the two were at the University of Miami, and he coached Okaro White when he played at FSU.
MVP favorite James Harden played phenomenally in this year's National Basketball Association playoffs-contrary to his reputation-but he wasn't exactly himself when his team needed him the most. 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).
Oddsmakers are in agreement, and have made the Cavaliers a 12-point underdog for Game 1 on Thursday night - the largest point spread for a Finals-opening game since peach baskets.
Love did not return to the game and missed Cleveland's Game 7 win.
There wasn't a lot of similarity in Cleveland's and Golden State's seasons, but their last few days have been mirror images of one another - both teams had to win Game 6s at home to fend off elimination, then had to go on the road and prevail in Game 7s to win their respective conference final.
"I told [trainer] Chelsea Lane during the game that I rolled my ankle badly, and I don't feel a thing right now". "They have (James), the best player in the world".
"Just keeping our composure was big for us the entire series", Curry said. As the Rockets clinched a hard-fought victory that put them one game away from a trip to the finals, Houston point guard Chris Paul injured his hamstring, forcing him to sit out both Games 6 and 7.
The Golden State Warriors pose with their trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals Monday in Houston. James excelled as usual, and his supporting cast, including J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, George Hill, gave just enough help to win.
The Cavs didn't exactly miss Love in his absence against Boston.
For two straight games, the third quarter officiating has been rough to say the least.
Cleveland was only 50-32 this season. Sorry for you guys that don't know much about Cedar Point, but it's been a roller coaster.