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

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

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

Composure: Draymond Green is known for his high emotions, and Kevin Love admits that he got frustrated with trash talk during the 2016 National Basketball Association finals. Golden State now has Kevin Durant. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in O. And while many may be growing exhausted of seeing the same players on the game's biggest stage, there are still plenty of storylines to keep us all tuned in.

"Last year had some of the best ratings in National Basketball Association history".

"Our fans, they ride or die, no matter what's been going on", James said. James has called Golden State a "juggernaut" but the Warriors aren't buying all that talk.

Defending champion Cleveland meets Golden State for an unprecedented third consecutive NBA Finals game starting Thursday, June 1 (Friday Manila time) with James seeking his fourth crown in his seventh consecutive finals appearance and eighth overall, and Durant still yearning for his first crown. The addition of Durant, who is widely considered the second-best player in the league behind James, makes Golden State the betting favorite to win the Finals rematch. I'm not into lopsided games.

The Cavaliers added a 3-point specialist in Korver, along with backup point guard Deron Williams and swingman Derrick Williams to the mix in hopes of giving James more offensive options around him.

The Warriors seek to avenge last year's collapse. Look for adjustments over the first two to three games and then the teams to stick with what they feel is best the rest of the way.

Nobody much cares to hear about it now, but I correctly predicted that the Cleveland Cavaliers would win the 2016 NBA Finals.

Not only was Curry not the best player on his team against the Cavs-that honor belonged to Draymond Green-but he wasn't even the top point guard in the series.

All in all I think this series is really close. "That gives us a chance in any game". Kyrie Irving's ability to break down defences will be a key for Cleveland's offence and getting open three-pointers off drive-and-kick plays. I say lowly because he averaged a career-best 30.1 ppg during the 2016 regular season. Golden State is coming off a run of 27-1 straight-up and 19-7-2 against the spread across its last 28 games.

The two will meet on that same court where things came to a close previous year, for Game 1 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m. ET tonight on ABC.

This is the first time in NBA history that the same two teams are meeting in the NBA Finals for three straight seasons.

"I feel very good about our chances. After we was able to accomplish that previous year and we celebrated for a few days, I got right back to work, mentally and physically get my body ready because I wanted to be able to put myself and put our teammates and put our franchise in position where we had an opportunity to do it again". I put that behind me a long time ago. Curry came up short when Golden State needed a basket, and his inability to score against Kevin Love in the game's final minute was the flawless microcosm for his struggles.