LeBron James: Cavs 'missed' Ty Lue; compares absence to Steve Kerr's

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The #Cleveland Cavaliers opened the 2017-18 NBA season with a veteran lineup as they attempted to make it to their fourth NBA Finals [VIDEO]. "Now I think we're ready for a deep (playoff) run". Then, after trailing 110-100, they scored 10 unanswered points to tie the game on two free throws from Rodney Hood with 1:50 left. With some good fortune going their way late into this regular season campaign (which we will talk about a little later), the Cavaliers are now prohibitive favorites to make a 4th straight appearance in the NBA Finals.

When Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky drained a three-ball with eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers called a timeout and everyone who looked on thought the game was over. After all, a 3-1 head-to-head advantage would be extremely tough to waste, especially considering the fact that the rest of the Cavs' schedule features two games against the Knicks.

"You get down 30 in the post-season, that can lose you a series", James said.

Besides that, Kevin Love is returning to the lineup, and that could pose certain matchup problems for the Sixers.

Joel Embiid in the building! Smith has averaged 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds a game.

When the Sixers and Cavs take the floor Saturday (AEDT) in front of what should be an electric, sold-out crowd at The Center, the two teams will be separated by 0.5 games in the standings.

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THE tantalising clash between Aussie Ben Simmons and LeBron James lived up to every bit of hype, each recording triple doubles in an National Basketball Association epic.

Jaylen Brown finished with a career-high 32 points for the Celtics, who will be the east's second seed in the playoffs.

The Sixers have energy, motivation, a generational talent in Simmons and a rapidly improving top prospect in Fultz at their disposal.

Cavs missed a potential game-tying tip shot in the final second as the 76ers just held on to win 132-130. They are 7-3 this season when he starts. Cain went on to explain that a lot of people out there discount Kevin Durant's National Basketball Association championship due to the fact he joined the top overall team to achieve that title. Things only got worse in the third, as Cleveland was outscored 64-43 over the middle quarters yet somehow found a way to win.

He went on to say "This divide between James and Gilbert is political, cultural and economical". Make sure to tune in at 7 PM ET and enjoy a matchup that has all the required ingredients for making it an instant classic with major impact on the present and the future of two major National Basketball Association franchises.

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