Cleveland, which knocked Toronto out of the conference finals last season, lost its last four games and will be the No. 2 seed entering the Eastern Conference playoffs.
But in the last matchup, the Cavs had to go to double overtime in a 135-130 victory. The Cavs are just 1-2 against the spread in their last three games and 36-42-3 against the spread on the season.
"He's a Cavs killer", Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said Friday. "But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance", James affirmed Cavalier fans everywhere.
They need a home win over the Milwaukee Bucks today (tomorrow morning, Singapore time) or a home loss by Cleveland to the Toronto Raptors the same night to clinch the top seed.
Heat: Dion Waiters (ankle) was listed as questionable, but missed his 12th consecutive game.
Tyler Johnson scored 24 points, including the game's final four from the foul line, as the Miami Heat remained alive in the post-season chase by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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"We're always good with that group when we get it and go", George said. This is because we assume they will be back once again, because some guy named LeBron James has made it to 6 straight National Basketball Association finals.
The Cavaliers know a thing or two about protecting home-court advantage, and their motto for the 2017 NBA Playoffs, "Defend The Land", says it all.
George Hill scored 20 points for Utah, while Stephen Curry made 28 including six three-pointers in a losing cause for the Warriors. With starting center Tristan Thompson missing the last four games due to a sprained right thumb, Sanders has played in just two significant (non garbage time) minutes, which has led to the wine and gold releasing the 28-year-old and experimenting with 7-foot-3 center, Tavares.
The Cavs were without LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. "It's just time to get it rolling".
On Sunday, Cleveland was up 26 going into the fourth in Atlanta.
George continued his strong play in the opening minutes of the third quarter, quickly tallying nine more points. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar sounded ready for the playoffs and he believes they are still capable of winning the championship despite struggling late in the regular season. James went on to joke with reporters about the multitude of questions concerning their regular season performance.