LeBron James has some fairly significant history with both of the squads in tonight’s highly-anticipated Game 7 to determine the Western Conference representative in this year’s NBA Finals, but according to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Cleveland has no dog in the fight.
#Cavs Ty Lue on if the team wants a rematch with the Warriors: "We want the winner."
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The Cavaliers punched their ticket to the championship round with a six-game elimination of the Toronto Raptors.
The Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland for the title last season, and the LeBron-led Miami Heat took out the OKC Thunder in the Finals back in 2012.
Per the NEOMG:
“We just want the winner,” Lue said. “Just whoever wins. We’re preparing for both and after tonight we will get a chance to see who we finally play.”
The Cavs will also learn their travel schedule. If the Warriors cap the comeback — being the first team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win in the Conference Finals since the 1981 Boston Celtics — the Eastern Conference champs will be hopping on a plane, off to the Bay Area where Golden State will have homecourt advantage. If the Thunder bounce back after a devastating Game 6 loss, the Cavs will stay home, starting the series at boisterous Quicken Loans Arena Thursday night.
“They’re two tough teams,” Lue said. “You have Oklahoma, (Russell) Westbrook and (Kevin) Durant — a different guard. Then you have (Stephen) Curry, Draymond (Green) and Klay (Thompson) — a different guard. It’s big on who you are playing as far as personnel, things you have to be locked in on, things you have to take away, things we can’t give up. It does play a part, but it’s really more so about us. If we’re on the right page and doing things the right way we’re going to be fine.”