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Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals

02 Juin 2017

The team who have finished last season (regular) with 73-9 added one of the best players in the league to their roster - Kevin Durant.

The Warriors won the title two years ago and the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit last season to win their first-ever title.

"I don't like to be satisfied too much", James said. I heard it, reacted to it as nearly like, I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone type of situation. They traveled Tuesday and do some minor work on Wednesday that will allow them to do some shooting and go over other things, coach Tyronn Lue said.

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 previous year, including the series-clinching 3-pointer. LeBron's legacy has been tainted by his inability to win in the Finals.

After months of buildup following the Warriors' offseason addition of superstar Kevin Durant, it seems like everyone has an opinion going into the series.

Durant, who is the 2014 NBA MVP, is eligible for the 10-year veteran maximum contract after signing a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Warriors last season.

Cleveland's desire to defend the title is mighty as well and they know the opener is crucial.

"You use different things as fuel and motivation, but in some ways, it nearly has to be the right thing because so much is fluff and stupid, for lack of a better word, but I think both teams have a lot to prove, and it's going to be a really hard-fought matchup". We have always had a mutual respect of one another, being competitors. You want to be able to take advantage of what you're given and try to thrive in it.

The already high expectations only increased when the Warriors swept all of their Western Conference opponents to go 12-0 in the playoffs, a feat that has never been accomplished before the 2016-17 Warriors. Twice he has dished out eight assists.

Last year, Curry was downright bad in the final few games. "To be on the court with my teammates, coming off the injury that I had".

Green is a vital cog in the Warriors engine room, their greatest contributor on offensive plays as well as being one of their best defensive stoppers. He's averaging 25.2 points on a ridiculous 55.6 percent shooting, including 41.7 percent from three. The NBA has been at its most prosperous when there are dynasties being formed. This year they were smarter. "I thought he did a good job of that".

"I'm just trying to be the best me I can be".

Of course, this is a limited edition run that you unfortunately can not buy in the West, but it makes us wonder: wouldn't something like that be a cool idea?

It has to be the fact that we're finally starting to see the team peak when all the key players are relatively healthy. He missed, letting out a loud "ahhhh!" Obviously shots are falling. They got Cleveland a ton of second-chance opportunities and didn't let the Celtics get out and run. But during that time the first round was played best of 5, not best of 7. "We have four wins left, we have to do whatever we can to get them".