That opened the door for the Cavs to win that game in Oakland and eventually become the first team to ever rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win the Finals. To use LeBron James' word, they are a juggernaut.
It's no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry O'Brien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June. Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams smiles during an NBAbasketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn't have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league's best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet for the third NBA Finals in a row. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of th.
As of this moment, it is uncertain if Kerr will coach Golden State in the NBA Finals. On top of that, the Dubs lead all remaining postseason teams in steals per game (9.2), blocks per game (6.8), and rebounds per game (45.8).
Yes, Golden State is going to win this series.
Beaten previous year by Cleveland's historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.
Let's slow down before we get too far ahead of ourselves: previous year, the Warriors won Games 1 and 2 by a combined 48 points before losing in Game 7.
"They're the best I've ever seen", he said.
The Cavaliers added a 3-point specialist in Korver, along with backup point guard Deron Williams and swingman Derrick Williams to the mix in hopes of giving James more offensive options around him.
The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall.
Can Cleveland win a game or two in this series? SI's Mitch Goldich is also here with some. more lukewarm takes on Cavs-Warriors III.
Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. "That gives us a chance in any game". He is also averaging career playoff highs in shooting percentage (.566) and 3-point shooting (.421) while grabbing 8.0 rebounds and dishing out 7.0 assists. But barring his way is a Golden State squad out to prove they are the super team dynasty of the era, not the Cavaliers. "But we've just got to take care of the basketball".
This game, the site of the Warriors' Game 7 humiliation to the Cavaliers previous year, was supposed to be the first time the Warriors felt any real resistance this postseason. Even though the Warriors enter the Finals as the favorites, I can not bring myself to pick against LeBron James, especially with the way he has played throughout these playoffs.
Perhaps the Cavs should listen to Golden State point guardSteph Curry explain his team's lowturnover rate. And considering his status as a perennial MVP candidate, the possibilities of a 35-percent performance is less likely to say the least.But the Warriors are not the best team money could buy.Not thistime, though.It is not good that the National Basketball Association will head into next season with everyone expecting round four of these Finals.
"If Kevin Love plays the same way he's been playing in the playoffs ... that's another threat to add to LeBron and Kyrie", said Jackson.
I am excited to watch the NBA Finals. "It's been working up to this point, so I can't change what I'm doing".
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