Steve Kerr not ready to return to coach Warriors in NBA Finals

He was nailing them and playing some of his best ball of the season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are heading somewhere they are very familiar with.

Steve Kerr continues to deal with complications from a back surgery but hopes to be ready to coach in the NBA Finals. I would say I've gotten a little bit better.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. No active player is close to James and the guy is only 32 and still going strong.

Pressure intensifies in the postseason, when possessions, turnovers and rebounds are magnified.

Let's not pretend that there was any other reason besides LeBron's out-of-the-blue underperformance that Boston was able to steal Game 3 in Cleveland in the biggest shock of that series. Durant and James are two versatile players that can play different positions throughout the game. He was fighting a flu bug. The stage is now set for round 3, a Finals rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his 14th pro season, LeBron has become the story of these playoffs.

Even if he doubles his total, the one he needed 12 seasons to arrive at, James would be good only for top 5. Golden State is the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a flawless 12-0 mark. Durant shifts the balance of power in favour of Golden State.

"The whole underdog thing is amusing to me because at the end of the day, we're defending our title", Kevin Love said. It's not even the star that jolted from Oklahoma City to join Golden State. A year ago he carried his team back from the brink as the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NBA Finals and win the title.

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So, too, does James, who will be appearing in The Finals for the seventh straight year.

The semi-forgotten member of the Warriors' Big 2, 3, 4, whatever you want to call them, Klay Thompson has been pretty silent throughout this year's National Basketball Association playoffs. However, chasing that mark might have worn them down and contributed to some playoff struggles.

While Cavs fans have played Kyrie Irving's three-pointer in the final minute of Game 7 on a loop since last June, the Cavs" All-Star guard can't remember the last time he watched "The Shot'.

During Games 3 and 4, he traveled to San Antonio and remained around.

Already with two-time reigning league MVP Steph Curry and fellow All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors added another former league MVP in Kevin Durant over the summer. He has a huge wingspan. I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath. Last season, Curry was heavily outplayed by a then 24-year-old Kyrie Irving. They split the first two, and it wouldn't surprise anyone to see either team take home the Larry O'Brien trophy this year. The Dubs didn't attempt to break their own record of 73 victories.

Well, then perhaps he should have been at the Future concert outside of Akron on Saturday night, because LeBron James and the Cavs were having plenty of fun on a night off. The last team to enter the NBA Finals without a loss was the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers (11-0). They are averaging 118.3 points per game.

Green: The Warriors' bench doesn't get enough credit.

This series could be a lot like the 2014 Finals. With that being said, isn't there a way to have nine Finals TV dates in place (The first two are earlier dates) just in case both the Conference Finals end in five games or fewer?

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