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Cavs and Warriors head to the championship again
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

NBA Fans are getting a repeat of last yearís Championship series. The Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs) will be facing the Golden State Warriors after both Cleveland and Golden State eliminated the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets over the weekend. Both the Cavs and Warriors outlasted their opponents through seven games, which ended on the road in Boston and Houston.

On Saturday night the Cavs were in Boston with both teams tied at three games apiece. Boston lead most of the first half and lead by four heading into the half. The Cavs however, came out in the third with a new sense of purpose outscoring the Celtics by seven. Boston picked things up in the fourth but it wasnít enough to outlast the unstoppable Lebron James who took over the game in the fourth and single handedly put the game out of Bostonís reach.

The Golden State Warriors seemed to have a long list of troubles in their final game with the Rockets on Sunday, one being Clay Thompson who got into foul trouble in just the first quarter with three fouls. Thompson sat out the remainder of the first before returning in the second. Chris Paul sat out Sundayís game due to a hamstring injury, and the Warriors were down as much as 15 points before the half. Like the Cavs, the Warriors came out in the second half after being down 54-43 heading into halftime. The Warriors outscored the Rockets 33-15 in the third quarter and 25-23 in the fourth, beating the Rockets 101-92.

This Thursday the Cavs will head to Golden State to face the Warriors in game one. The question is, does Lebron have enough in the tank to carry his team through yet another difficult series?

In other sports the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a three -game series with the Cincinnati Reds taking two of three before beginning their series with the San Francisco Giants Monday. Colorado beat the Giants 5-6. The Rockies were scheduled for game two of the series at 6 p.m. at the time of this writing. Game three is set for Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. Colorado begins a three-game series with the L.A. Dodgers this Friday heading into the weekend. The Rockies are leading the National League West by 1.5 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and Giants follow with three and a half games and four.

The Colorado Rapids have now lost six in a row after falling to the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Colorado gears up for another road game in Vancouver to face the Vancouver Whitecaps this Friday.





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