Kevin Love finds it 'funny' that Cavs are underdogs against Warriors

Two trains, three time zones apart, are traveling 150 miles per hour in opposite directions.

They'll collide again, starting next week.

Let the hype, and the waiting, begin: Game 1 isn't until June 1. In Game 3, the Celtics managed to beat the buzzer via a three-point shot, and defeat Cleveland 111-108. Stats & Info takes a look at some of the most notable rubber matches in sports history, including the upcoming Finals series between the LeBron's Cavs and the Warriors. This could be the Thrilla in Manila - the third bout Ali-Frazier fought on October 1, 1975 - times seven.

There's notably also another superstar on Golden State's already-loaded roster. The Warriors were 67-15 compared to Cleveland finishing 51-31. "We feel like we should be here, and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team".

Now, the Warriors are 12-0 this postseason, well-rested and riding the momentum of three straight sweeps, against Portland, Utah and San Antonio.

With the win, the Cavaliers closed the Eastern Conference portion of their bracket with a 12-1 mark, going undefeated in seven tries on the road. Just ask the Celtics. And Love is coming off a red-hot series in the conference finals against Boston. The Cavs won, 117-104, and 130-86 in Boston before completing the demolition of TD Garden on May 25. It did, and it's a game, and an effort, that Celtics fans will never, ever forget.

By the Numbers - 5,995 ... career Playoff points that LeBron James has scored over the course of his iconic career - passing Michael Jordan for the top spot in National Basketball Association history.

On the strength of 14 straight points from Irving, the Cavaliers came all the way back from a double-digit deficit early in the second half and took an 87-80 lead over the Celtics after the third quarter.

James, who says he doesn't care about his records (he does about this one because he has been chasing Jordan his whole career) raised his right arm and right index finger to acknowledge the moment.

1993 - The Chicago Bulls are the first team to win a "three-peat", or three consecutive championships, since the Celtics in the 1960s. But bad games happen, even for the all-time greats, and he bounced back with 34 points, five rebounds and six assists on 55.6 percent shooting.

Four Cavaliers were in double figures by halftime.

The Bench: The Cavs got 19 points in the first half off the bench from Deron Williams and Kyle Korver.

But the Cavaliers superstar says his pursuit is about leaving a legacy to motivate the next generation of players.

"I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team", said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold.

Durant, who previously faced James in the 2012 Finals with Golden State, has taken a great team and elevated it to a almost unstoppable level.

In Game 5, the Cavaliers put the finishing touches on the Celtics. The Cavaliers were plus-43 when he was on the floor.

Apart from the fact that Cleveland won the Eastern Conference this game was marked by LeBron James' record-breaking performance. Golden State was a blistering 36-5 at Oracle Arena this past regular season.

Sometimes what seems like it should be a great pitching duel turns into a 9-7 blowout.

In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way.

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