Instead of James having drawn criticism for jilting Cleveland for Miami to become a champion, this season it was Durant who aroused the ire of many fans by ditching fellow star Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City for the Superteam spotlight of the Warriors.
He plays with an edge, which is a great complement to the Warriors' finesse game of 3-point shooters.
Curry hasn't been at his best in the last two Finals series, but his scorching form during the playoffs and most importantly his clean bill of health puts him in the flawless position to take centre stage come Friday.
The Warriors are on a roll and have more individual talent than Cleveland does, but their cakewalk to the NBA Finals hasn't done them any favors in preparation for their first dose of real postseason competition they're about to face. Unfortunately, even him required some time off recently after suffering food poisoning, ESPN reported.
It's Mike Brown, twice fired by the Cavs, now hoping to lead Golden State back to championship glory. The Cleveland Cavaliers will step into the Oracle Arena on June 1 to meet the Golden State Warriors for the first game of the 2017 NBA Finals. James won his first National Basketball Association title five years ago at Durant's expense, and now Durant tries to get his first playing against James. I don't really think you need extra motivation to do that.
Trump administration may return U.S. compounds to Russian Federation
Hammond, an adviser to Tiller, told the Post that "the USA and Russian Federation have reached no agreements". The Trump administration may return two Russian compounds in NY and Maryland, according to a new report.
The Cavaliers still have LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. James was called for the foul, Green converted and the Warriors, a ideal 13-0 in the postseason, had their biggest lead to that stage, 22 points, 90-68.
Where Kyrie Irving would drain a go ahead three pointer over Stephen Curry in the final minute of the game. The Cavs cut that to 12 when they took advantage of Pachulia's defense vs. a small lineup, but the Warriors were 6-of-10 from three in the third, were getting stops at the rim (Cavs 5-of-14 in the restricted area in the third), and the Warriors led 93-72 after three.
"I'll be focused tomorrow on the game, on all the games", James said. "It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated", James said. "That gives us a chance in any game". Love averaged 22.6 points points per game, pulled down 12.4 rebounds a night, and shot a ridiculous 53.5% from three-point range. As long as Golden State limits turnovers, they should be able to stay productive offensively. The two best teams in the National Basketball Association back to duke it out for the third year in a row. The Warriors gut one out at home, behind strong games from their Big 4. Two things stand out about Warriors-Cavs III - the rivalry that has blossomed between these two teams, and their overall greatness.
STRAIGHT SHOOTERS? All-Star Klay Thompson is shooting 38 percent from the field in the postseason and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is just 3 for 27 from 3-point range. With the festivities approaching so quickly, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty. "It'll be fun and hopefully we'll go back to back", he said. "It will be a massive upset, I think, if they are not there each and every year".