NBA finals dream: Curry, LeBron in all-or-nothing Game 7

Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:08pm EDT
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(Reuters) - The two best storylines of the National Basketball Association season will produce only one happy ending in Sunday's all-or-nothing NBA Finals Game Seven between Stephen Curry and the Warriors and LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

James and Curry have won six league MVP Awards between them but that will not help them at Oracle Arena when Golden State strive to cap the NBA's greatest single season and the Cavs set out to end Cleveland's 52-year title drought.

The city of Cleveland has not had a professional team sports title since the NFL Browns in 1964, and James left the Miami Heat to return to his home state two years ago on a mission to deliver a championship.

"I’m going to give everything that I got," four-time MVP James told reporters at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday.

James has shown what he has to offer in the last two games, when facing elimination trailing 3-1 in the best-of-seven, twice scoring 41 points.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said James simply has to be himself. "He’s very capable of being special every night."

James, playing in the Finals for a sixth year in a row including four in Miami, did not view Game Seven as pressure-packed.

"It's an opportunity for us to do something special," said James.

Golden State has already done something special, producing the best regular season record (73-9) ever in the NBA.   Continued...

Jun 16, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the fourth quarter in game six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports