Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say
12:00, Jun 4, 2017
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But he and his Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves the underdogs as they clash for an unprecedented third straight season with Golden State. The Warriors march into this final undefeated and averaging 117 points in the month of May while shooting 51 per cent.
I've made my share of bad picks over the years, too, but thankfully I'm no Stephen A. Smith (who has somehow managed to go 0-for-6 picking the victor of the past six NBAFinals). "We've got to work hard at practice and when the game comes on, get out there and go play".
Curry told me in in a one-on-one interview in Oakland in November that last year's devastating NBA Finals loss to Cleveland was "something you'll never forget". The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oa. Because we know that, barring something major happening over the summer, we're going to head into next National Basketball Association season predicting another Cavaliers/Warriors Finals.
Thompson has been stellar on the defensive end even when his shot has been off and will likely be counted on at times to slow down Irving, who scored 98 points in the final three games a year ago, including the series-clinching 3-pointer. The Warriors took a commanding 3-1 lead but things changed when Draymond Green was suspended for game 5. In a league where seemingly every team is trying to go small as often as possible, there is no configuration any team can put together that's more unsafe than the "Hamptons Five", as the Warriors quintet was dubbed after a recruiting meeting in the Hamptons where Durant was convinced to join them as a free agent last July.
Cleveland is 12-1 in these playoffs, winning by an average of 13.6 points.
The Warriors won the first championship matchup against the Cavaliers in 2015.
Still, I'm still going to do it and take the Cavs in 7. "I want to annihilate them".
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Caught on camera by TMZ.com when Riley was in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, Riley was asked if he was rooting for James against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs have been flawless on the road this postseason, winning their last three games by an average of 30 points. "We pretty much have everything we want to do in right now". Both these teams come in with high-powered offenses.
As quickly as the Warriors can put up points, the Cavs can do the same. "Everybody has been waiting to get to this point in the season".
We can not forget the match-up of the series LeBron vs. KD. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love must maintain their performance level from the Eastern Conference finals.
As for how their on-court relationship has grown, Durant described them as "just two guys who know how to play". They're a better Warriors team. Klay Thompson, playing more stellar defense while missing all five of his 3-point tries and scoring just six points, notched his 77th career postseason game to tie Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history.
Also special are the forces arrayed in this series, one that the National Basketball Association hopes will make up for what has been an otherwise disappointing postseason - thanks, in large part, to the way the Warriors and Cavaliers have dismantled their opponents to get here.
That hardly sounds like James, who not too long ago declared his confidence by noting, "I'm the best player in the world". So with that behind them, what do the Cavs have to worry about? Actually, it doesn't even keep you in the NFL.
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He's been mentioned on a level with Michael Jordan - I've chimed in on that subject - and for the most part it's deserved. When those shots are falling, it opens things up for James , giving him the option to drive to the basket or post up.
You're not going to hold on to a pick in 2019 and not acquire a player who can unlock another level and bring Cleveland a title. Thomas said at the team's practice facility Friday that the swelling must go down before there is a decision on how to rehab.
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And I hate to keep agreeing with Harper , but he was right on point with what he said after the game on Monday. Goodness knows in my 12-year college umpiring career I was at three games where punches were actually thrown.
Because his shot was not landing, Smart tried to get to the paint. "We should be a lot better in Game 5". Thomas was largely ineffective in those two games with just 19 combined points and 16 total assists.
That honor belonged to Kyrie Irving , who picked up his team when James went to the bench in the second quarter with four fouls. Schools close down, pollen kicks in, the neighborhood pool opens for the season, and LeBron James goes back to the NBA Finals.
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It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. Want to show up your friend? Will the Warriors be haunted by letting last season's 3-1 lead slip away? The answer is 2010.
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He played just 18 minutes in game two while playing through the lingering pain. "There's not much more you could ask for". Thompson suggested the incident stemmed from the fact that James got his feelings hurt by Green's trash talking.
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When a local radio host asked him a rather innocuous question, James responded with: "You only ask questions when we lose". James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right.