Warriors' Kerr hasn't ruled himself out to coach Game 1

Warriors' Kerr hasn't ruled himself out to coach Game 1

When Steph Curry is yo-yoing the rock between hapless matador defenders, when Klay Thompson and KD are bottoming out shots from the concession stand, when Javale McGee is bypassing his occasional oops plays for the more inspiring alley-oops, when Draymond Green is barking and biting like a junkyard dog, the Warriors are a wonder to behold. It's hard to picture something happening this summer that will lead anyone to say "that team can dethrone the Cavaliers/Warriors" next season.

"Right now it's just time you have to block out everything". I'm still feeling a lot of effects of what I've got going on. "Anything that's painful, whether it's mentally or physically, is part of the process, and that's the reward when the goal is completed". Cleveland is the first Eastern Conference team to reach the NBA Finals with one or fewer losses since Jordan's 1995-96 Bulls.

While some may not want to see Cavs-Dubs III, the fact that the matchup involves so many good storylines makes it impossible to ignore. It was then he announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he has experienced stemming from back surgery nearly two years ago. But after piling up an NBA-record 73 wins, the Warriors became the first team to blow a 3-1 Finals lead, thanks, in part, to Green's ill-advised suspension. That lineup should allow them to overwhelm even a team as formidable as the Cavaliers can be. Perhaps more than any National Basketball Association team we've seen, the Warriors are talented and heady enough to run on auto-pilot.

But, during these playoffs, Iguodala hasn't looked healthy.

While Golden State certainly is loaded, James noted just how tough of a challenge the San Antonio Spurs were in back-to-back NBA Finals matchups when he was with the Miami Heat.

One year later, Stephen Curry says he still hasn't gotten over the putrid pass he made in Game 7, but that his confidence level with making that play is very high heading into the rematch with Cleveland. "But you can probably tell I'm not sitting here happy-go-lucky". "Taking it one day at a time as far as preparation and staying locked in, scouting, trying to pick up a new tendency every day and trying to be ready". After finishing second in the National Basketball Association behind Curry in regular season triples made for a fourth straight season, Thompson has been decidedly average offensively during the postseason, shooting just 38 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from three-point range while averaging 14.4 points per game - down several from his 22.3 mark in the regular season. Durant is shooting 56 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range, while adding 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists. But, many people are focusing on the pitfalls of Lebron James, and his struggles in back-to-back games, rather than focusing on Irving's heroic performance.

But James said Sunday that Durant has never pushed him, even though his answer seemed to go down that path.

"I've been in every meeting since [May 14], every film session, every practice". "On one hand, Mike has to coach the team as he sees fit ... as though it's his team".

The road team has lost Game 1 in 11 of the last 12 NBA Finals, but is that a big deal? "But I'm not going to do that until I know I can help the team". That's in the past.

"I feel good about our chances", he said. It's time to go. Just as it was previous year, the Warriors go in as the favorites, with the wild-card factor of just how much LeBron James can will his team to a second straight title.

"That's what I'm focused on". As advised by Bleacher Report, "the trick to this particular bet is to decide which team you believe is going to win before the series begins".

In the East, LeBron has been the dominant force leading his team to seven straight NBA Finals, and in his 14th season he is having arguably his best playoffs ever.

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