Is this the spring where The King and his Cavaliers fall behind a surging pack of younger, hungrier contenders? They are the defending Eastern Conference champions and are favored to make another trip to the NBA Finals.
Those are just some of the questions lingering around the opening of the National Basketball Association playoffs this weekend. All the players are important but Oladipo's health will be key.
"They came in and dictated the tempo, were more aggressive", James said.
The Cavs made it a single-digit game in the fourth quarter but that was as close as they could get as the Pacers. The incomparable, 33-year old James has owned the conference for what seems like forever.
"It definitely could", Love told ESPN on Friday on whether Cleveland's playoffs could be impacted by James" free agency or vice versa.
Facing him means an early exit. Will he leave town on top?
"That's great for Coach [Tyronn] Lue and the coaching staff that we have everybody available for the first time this season". "I think your mindset has to be to stop him and to want to win against him".
Can you really do that? "But the East's gotten a lot better".
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A Minnesota woman who is wanted in connection with her husband's death is now a suspect in the killing of a Florida woman. Police found the accused clone killer's white 2003 Cadillac Escalade ditched at a park near Hutchinson's apartment. "U.S.
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The president insisted Comey is a "leaker and a liar" and called for him to be prosecuted for leaking "classified" information. Comey told the outgoing president that he would brief Trump on the salacious details of the so-called Steele dossier .
The Cavs' playoff theme is: "Whatever It Takes". The Pacers are a deeper team than the Cavs in terms of raw numbers, but they lack the same level of talent. But, this series won't be a cakewalk for the Cavs.
The problem is, Victor Oladipo had other plans in mind. The snake-bitten Celtics have to be shaking their heads.
Will LeBron make the finals again? . This has immediately drawn the attention toward how James will respond to being in this situation for the first time.
LeBron James contributed a triple-double for the Cavaliers with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Even without star center Joel Embiid (bone fracture, left eye) the Sixers finished the regular season on a 16-game winning streak. IN came in 15-6 in the playoffs when it wins the opener.
It is a high-risk, high-reward strategy; according to The Athletic, Oladipo has turned the ball over more than 40 percent of the time this season when facing a trap. This year, Kyrie Irving will not be running the point.
The 2018 playoffs have finally arrived for the Cleveland Cavaliers and what a year it has been.
The Cavaliers no longer have a "Big Three", so they're going to need big performances from their "Dynamic Duo" if they are to have another long playoff run.
Following a regular season that went up, down and sideways for the Cavs, the postseason has finally arrived.
The incident has sparked protests outside the club grounds, and several club sponsors have expressed concern following the case. Over 100 supporters also helped pay for an advertisement in a local newspaper urging for them to be removed.
The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents.
Following the strikes, Russian Federation called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to address the operation. Could not have had a better result. "A perfectly executed strike last night", he wrote .
Rampage's new date meant that it debuted only two weeks after Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One , likewise from Warner Bros. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters.
Operating period should not exceed three years from the date of acquisition of the Apple Watch Series 2 branded Apple store. Ever since the Apple Watch was introduced, developers have been asking for the ability to create their own watch faces .
And she claimed that Russian Federation simply wanted to stop terrorism in Syria "because we're much closer to Syria than the US". President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he hoped common sense would prevail and that the situation would stabilise.
In addition to the tornado watch still in effect, the county was under a severe thunderstorm warning earlier in the afternoon. Warnings are issued by your local forecast office . "It's something we gotta do and you gotta be respectful of it".
Buckel also wrote about his use of " fossil fuel " to end his life, which was documented in that typed note he left behind. The 1999 movie earned actress, Hilary Swank an Oscar for her portrayal of Teena.
This is why he had to push back against suspicions he is leaving before a political deluge engulfs House Republicans this fall. Ryan's allies insist the party's top fundraiser and champion of a crisp GOP message remains in full force.
The film that experienced a slow start on Friday , April 13, the day it hit screens, has shown almost 48.21 % growth on Day 2. October , directed by Shoojit Sircar and also starring newcomer Banita Sandhu in the lead, is an emotional love story.
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The game went to overtime following a wild finish in regulation that included back-to-back three-pointers in the closing seconds. Seldom has Milwaukee been at full strength this season, but health is nary a worry at the moment this postseason.
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Los Blancos are now in fourth place in the league and know that a victory will see them leap-frog Valencia into third place. Real Madrid will be hoping to return to winning ways when they head to the bottom of the table Malaga on Sunday evening.
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Speaking to Brazilian television channel TV Globo , Neymar said: "I need about a month, but it is healing well". Monaco ended PSG's string of four consecutive league titles last season with an improbable domestic triumph.
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A lot of their young players had huge games ( Ivan Provorov had two points; Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny both scored goals). They're a good team at home. "We felt we had really good regular season experience this year and learned a bunch of things".
Midland and Morningside split Softball Doubleheader
South and Riverside combined for six home runs in the Rebels' 15-4 Western Reserve Conference win at FOE Field in Willoughby. Hogeland came home from third to make it 3-0 on a passed ball two at-bats later to give Fairview a commanding lead early.
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The 30-year old slugger has developed into an elite hitter, and he is now hitting.250 with two homers and 11 RBI's on the season. This time Hector Velazquez took the mound and fired five innings of two-run ball after spending the last 10 days in the bullpen.
Ex-FBI Chief Comey
Reuters and other news outlets have obtained copies of Comey's book before its formal release this week. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Comey had "damaged the institution of law enforcement", while Sen.
Elevated fire weather conditions for start of weekend
No other watches or warnings are now in effect for the Lowcountry, but they are expected as the storm system moves closer. After the cold front, the weather will be much cooler Monday as highs will struggle to reach 70.