Anthony "Bomber'' Breeze Rob Williams

Record-breaking Warriors face mighty Cavaliers for final honours

AFTER the NBA season started last year on October 27, the two best teams are about to do battle in the series decider.

The Golden State Warriors were the best team in the league breaking the record for the most wins in a season.

Their opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers, won the Eastern Conference winning 57 games.

The Warriors will rely on MVP Steph Curry and three-point specialist Klay Thompson.

The Cavaliers will look to Lebron James and Kyrie Irving to bring home the title to their respective teams.

An Australian will be on the winning team with Matthew Dellavedova taking the court for the Cavaliers and Andrew Bogut for the Warriors.

Game 1 is today at 11am.

The Great One

WHEN you talk ice hockey and ask who the greatest of all time was, one name sits above them all -Wayne Gretzky.

Nicknamed The Great One, a young Gretzky had scored 1000 goals by age 13 and was playing before crowds of over 12,000 people because of the aura he was showing on the ice.

He showed that practice makes perfect by training upto 12 hours a day for over six months of the year.

This practise paid huge dividends with Wayne going onto become the leading scorer in NHL history and the only player ever to score over 200 points in a season, a feat he achieved on four occasions.

For those who marvelled at his playing skills, mark June 25 down as time to get to Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney as the Wayne Gretzky Hockey Classic between Canada and the USA will take place.

The great man may even take to the ice for an exhibition skate.

Standout performers

ORIGIN 1 has been played and won by the Maroons. What aspects can we take from the game?

While it wasn't exactly the most exciting game to watch it was a very good defensive game by both teams.

Queensland had several players who put in good performances with Matt Gillett picking up the man of the match award.

Other players who would of put their names into this calculation would have been Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai and Cameron Smith.

NSW, on the other hand, didn't really have a standout with solid performances put in by Josh Mansour, Aaron Woods, Greg Bird and Boyd Cordner.

All eyes will now be on Suncorp Stadium for game 2 where the Maroons will be hoping to wrap the series up and the Blues will be fighting to keep the series alive.

Quick thoughts

BOMBER'S bouquet 1: Congratulations to the Australian women's Sevens team on securing the World Sevens Series for the first time. A gold medal beckons in Rio.

Bomber's beef 1: The poor apology by Channel 9 to Cameron Smith. He deserved a lot better then what he got.

Bomber's best: The Highlanders were beaten in the last minute by the Hurricanes so no collect unfortunately.

This week I am heading to the French Open where I see Stanislas Wawrinka being a big show for victory.

Who am I?

I WAS born on September 30, 1961 in Ipswich. I played by chosen sport in Brisbane first winning a premiership before moving to Sydney to further my career. I played with my club for 171 games and was named in the best 25 to celebrate 25 years of this club being in the competition.

I went on to play 11 Origins and two Tests. I currently am franchisee owner of seven McDonalds stores.

Last week's answer: Noel "Ned" Kelly.

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