Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

Click through the gallery below to see the sneakers that got Cleveland back to the NBA Finals. "We understand it's going to be two titans meeting". It is understandable that Thompson has a lower production this season with 14.4 points per game because of allowing his two teammates to have more shots.

Cleveland will now face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row.

But it all evaporated. Miami was pushed to a Game 7 twice in the conference finals, by Boston in 2012 and in in 2013.

For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals.

So if you consider a Warriors team which won 73 games past year and had a 3-1 lead in the Finals before collapsing under the weight of injuries, stupidity and a heroic Cavs effort, then add Kevin Durant to the mix you get the idea of the challenge that Cleveland is facing.

Despite having said all of that, I think that Stephen Curry has more to lose in this series.

"How can I get the youth to feel like passing the ball is OK, making the extra pass is OK", James wondered.

The NBA Playoffs has been a good time for pro punters that were looking to bet the underdog teams for quite some time.

Kerr is still involved, albeit donning sweatpants.

LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio-With Kawhi Leonard out of commission, Aldridge needed to step up for the Spurs.

There's notably also another superstar on Golden State's already-loaded roster.

He made his second All-Star team, flirting with a starting spot, earned a spot on the All-NBA second team - the first All-NBA honors of his career - and provided even more in the playoffs as he helped the Celtics advance in the postseason for the first time since 2012.

And we thought Kevin Durant refusing to meet with the Nets last summer in free agency was cold. But James has deep respect for the Warriors. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've gotta do to come back at the highest level possible". As Brad continues to say each and every day, it's how you're healthiest for the long run.

The first time the Cavaliers fired Brown, the team memorably failed to sign any talent to help a young superstar named LeBron James. "You were better than us.' It's the easiest thing to do". "But we did something, and then they come back, they'll do something".

Can LeBron and the Cavs do it again? Cleveland finished with 51 victories, behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings.

The NFL and Major League Baseball have also had one instance in which the same teams met for the title three straight years. "I know there's a little bit of history with these two teams in the Finals the last few years".

Can the Cavs do it again?

"Most importantly, they care about my health, not just being a basketball player". After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points.

"I want to win a championship", Thomas said. He spent almost 10 hours in the dentist chair over the next two days, then went out and put up 53 points. And so, I think maybe there's just a lack of appreciation for greatness. "If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?". That was my mindset when I started playing the game. He followed that up with 29 points, 12 boards, four assists and a block in Monday's closeout game. It's tough for me to say that is the case. Jordan's playoff opponents had a combined.644 winning percentage during his six championship seasons. Get the popcorn ready.