“We’re a better Cavaliers team, and they’re a better Warriors team”, he said. It’s really that simple.Advertisement
A Los Angeles-area home that belongs to Cleveland Cavaliers star LaBron James was vandalized – a racial slur was spray-painted on a gate leading to the house in Brentwood, according to police who investigated on Wednesday. Yikes. If they need any motivation to win, all they have to do is remember Game 5 of the 2016 Finals.
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.
It’s not hard to see why Golden State is expected by many to win the title, considering how unstoppable they’ve looked this season with Kevin Durant.
Love’s role will be one of several cat-and-mouse games these two teams – and, more specifically, their coaching staffs – will be conducting as this series goes on.
But I think KD and Steph Curry have figured out how to work together, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are also among the top 20 players in the National Basketball Association, and that the talent imbalance will simply be too great for Cleveland to overcome unless one of Golden State’s four all-stars sustains a serious injury.
January 16, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. James said. “I feel good about our chances”. They then add Kevin Durant. And Steve, let me tell you man that as a person who has had a back surgery and dealt with the nerve pain and shooting discomfort and all of that, I FEEL your pain and don’t blame you a bit for missing time. Who knows, maybe the Spurs could have challenged the Warriors this season with Leonard, and if they add Chris Paul this offseason, they’d be even more unsafe. When they score 102 or less, they’re 1-9. The rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, the average “get-in” price for the NBA Finals hosted in Cleveland hasn’t changed much over the past three years: It’s up slightly to $344 this year, compared to $339 in 2016 and $327 in 2015. The Warriors have assisted on 70 percent of their shots this season, which is the highest rate in 13 years. Clearly, Cleveland understands what it takes to frustrate the Warriors just enough. Now with Durant in that mix in what essentially was Barnes’ spot, the Warriors have found different dimensions both offensively and defensively. Wellllll, the reality is that Durant, Thompson, and Curry are such incredible shooting talents that they simply don’t really get that cold, and the odds of all of them being off are legitimately LONG.
Needless to say, the Warriors don’t exactly seem to struggle in Kerr’s absence.
Pachulia passed up a chance at bigger money to have a chance for a title when he signed with Golden State last summer for $2.9 million.
OAKLAND Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization. They’re also the first ever to sweep three teams 4-0.
Now, Curry is fully healthy and the Warriors earned plenty of rest.