LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

LeBron has made another strong case as to why he might be the greatest of all-time in these playoffs, but this Warriors team may be a bridge too far for even him to overcome. Cleveland and the Warriors have gone head to head on many occasions.

As soon as Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals ended, LeBron James started getting comparisons to the greatest basketball player of all time.

For their past few seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a top team.

"It's just his level of calmness no matter what's going on", LeBron James said following practice. James is 14-4 against Durant when the two have faced off over the years.

In his first season back with Cleveland, the team was plagued with injuries during the Finals, which helped Golden State handily defeat the Cavaliers. The Warriors have been a much more aggressive team on the boards than in previous seasons.

They not only clinched the West, but they won a record-setting 73 games. He'll again be at center stage this week as Cleveland meets Golden State in the third installment of their title trilogy. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have allowed the sixth-highest points per game on cuts in these playoffs so that will be a major area of concern heading in to the playoffs.

After completing his mission of winning a championship for the Cavaliers, there was only one thing left for James to do, win them a second one.

Likewise, James never really played with great scorers or playmakers during his first stint in Cleveland, so of course he often topped his team's statistics in points and assists.

Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors. He has to win Finals MVP and prove that he is the best player in the series. Led by Draymond Green, who's been on his best behavior this postseason, the Warriors have been as close to a shutdown defensive unit as there has been in these playoffs. The Lakers won the next four, though, coming up just short of the first ideal postseason in National Basketball Association history.

After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didn't go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan to stifle Golden State's powerful, multi-faceted offence.

Durant has to let all his personal feelings go and win his one-on-one matchup against The King for the Warriors to win the title. They have not been defeated yet this postseason.

The Warriors are a flawless 12-0 heading into their Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, one of the oddsmakers has the Warriors listed as 7-to-1 favorites to sweep the entire series.

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