Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Jun 03, 2017, 02:15
Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

That momentum extended to the finals as Golden State took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Cavaliers, who had a healthy Irving and Love in the team. LeBron couldn't when he left Cleveland. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) defends a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. Two, I wasn't convinced that adding Kevin Durant to the Warriors' loaded mix would be as seamless as Golden State has made it look. And for the third straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors.

After a stint as an National Basketball Association analyst for ESPN, Brown in May 2011 succeeded Phil Jackson as coach of the Lakers.

McGee, one of Golden State's reserves, played just enough to qualify for the scoring title and set career highs in points per possession (1.2), win shares per 48 minutes (.225) and effective field goal percentage (65.2 percent). The Cavs, on the other hand, lost Kevin Love in the first round and would eventually lose Kyrie Irving in overtime of game one of the NBA Finals.

Back to the path that Brown traveled since the Cavs hired him in 2005 to shape an upwardly mobile team anchored by young superstar LeBron James.

In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State only had head coach Steve Kerr for a limited amount of time.

While much of the focus leading up to Cavs vs. Warriors III has been on how the addition of Kevin Durant to Golden State's star core led by Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will make life even more hard for LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers, there are several other newcomers to the rivalry who could play a key role in determining which team wins a second title in this trilogy.

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Having been held scoreless over the final 4:39 of the decisive Game 7 past year, the Warriors made the biggest splash of the National Basketball Association offseason when they signed high-scoring Kevin Durant in free agency.

"They're the best I've ever seen", he said.

This NBA Finals may be the most anticipated Finals since the second Heat vs. Spurs matchup in 2014, but it was not always this way.

The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. Maybe you're not a huge Warriors (or Cavaliers) fan.

Let's get back to those numbers. He averaged a quiet 13.8 points in the first two rounds, then busted out for 22.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.

One of the few things that hasn't gone right for Golden State this postseason has been Klay Thompson's shooting.

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"When he's going, he makes their team a lot better", Green said, "so it is my job to try to take him out of the game". That's mind-boggling. We're talking the same LeBron James who, after winning two titles in Miami, returned home to get Cleveland a long-awaited title (mission accomplished), who kept the injury-ridden Cavs afloat in 2015 and found a way to race the length of the court for the miraculous blocked shot that turned last season's Game 7 Cleveland's way. Last year, Russell Westbrook was Durant's teammate.

Stephen Curry vs. Kyrie Irving two of the best ball handling guards in the National Basketball Association, could be its own mini-series to see who can out duel the other.

LeBron James: Arguably the best basketball player now in the game, he's spent years trying to chase Michael Jordan (not the King of Pop)'s legacy and become the greatest of all time.

"We're excited", Durant said.

I am excited to watch the NBA Finals.

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