The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to make their third straight appearance in the NBA Finals. And never before has such a boring playoffs led us to such an anticipated and (potentially) electrifying finals.
Steve Kerr looks better than he has since he took a leave of absence during the Golden State Warriors' first-round playoff series, and there's a chance he will coach at some point against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. In the Finals, Curry had an average game score of 13.1.
James rejoined the Cavaliers in 2014 determined to bring a championship to his home state and brought the team back to relevance after four consecutive losing seasons. I do have concerns about Mike Brown coaching the Warriors in tight late-game situations.
Iguodala is an even bigger worry. And if the series is at all competitive, expect ratings through the roof throughout.
The Golden State Warriors are so flush with talent they can unseat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals even if they are not firing on all cylinders, TV pundits said on Tuesday. This is where their underrated and undervalued defense factors in.
Won their first National Basketball Association title on the West Coast in 1975 when they pulled off a major upset by sweeping the heavily favoured Washington Bullets in four games. But in terms of points per possession, they are actually quite stifling. The Warriors, on the other hand, have players of the calibre of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. That was a big reason he was named Finals MVP when the Warriors won the championship two years ago.
In 1971, the Warriors moved across San Francisco Bay to Oakland, and changed their geographic name to Golden State to symbolize the entire state of California. Along the way, Kyrie Irving has turned into a Major Superstar. One, James is the best player alive and his entire motivation now seems to revolve around collecting more rings.
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.
For the third year in a row, the NBA Finals feature the exact same matchup: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Their coach, Tyronn Lue, is a subtle asset. You saw me in the fourth quarter of Game 2, I could not sit still in my chair, it was that much pain.
The Warriors, as the favorites, have many paths to victory in this series.
That series turned when Green was suspended for Game 5 and James and Kyrie Irving took over from there.
"A lot of sites out there that you've probably heard of, they sell tickets and advertise fan protect guarantees, but there's only one site that guarantees legitimate tickets, and that's Warriors.com", said Schneider.
Kerr has missed Golden State's last 10 playoff games as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery two years ago. But if he gets hot, he can single-handedly carry Golden State, just like he did in last year's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against OKC.
Until next year, when we get to do it again, when it's Warriors-Cavaliers IV, and we look back at 2017 and wonder why we were so excited back then, considering we now get this to watch. And if he does, it could be over quick for Cleveland.
"As far as the regular season, even if I would say that it worked, resting, which I'm not convinced it had anything to do with their success either way, I still think it's wrong".