Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

  • Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

Seats at the Cavaliers' first two NBA Finals home games have an average resale price of $870, compared to $1,293 for Golden State's home games.

This season, Love has been more confident and assertive, flashing the form that made him a three-times All-Star in his initial National Basketball Association seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But does one team need so many alpha male-type players? James has made eight Finals appearances. While Curry and Klay Thompson had their issues against Cleveland a year ago, it's going to be incredibly hard for the Cavs to contain either of Golden State's top scorers this time around.

But LeBron is the best player.

This is the first time in National Basketball Association history that two teams will face one another in the finals for the third year in a row.

He left the Oklahoma City Thunder to get his ring, joining a Warriors team that finished 73-9 previous year, before blowing a 3-1 lead in the finals to LeBron & Co.

The 3-1 comeback started with 82-points.

It created a vastly different dynamic because Durant and the Cavs' James figure to be matched against each other at small forward most of the time. Green said he has moved on from the suspension, but has taken lessons with him. Because of my respect for LeBron James, I will say this series goes 6, but the Warriors get their revenge. "Defensively, it's tough to match what he does", he added. Steph woke up in Game 5 of the 2015 Finals, going for 37 points with 13-of-23 shooting. Unlike last season's Finals, Curry appears healthy. Stephen Curry has somewhat quietly put together his best post-season and is not nagged by injury as he was a year ago ... We already know about James' greatness, but Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have also been quite impressive as of late, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston.

But Warriors forward Draymond Green shrugged off any redemption notion, saying the desire to become a dynasty matters more than revenge. We just wanted to build good habits and have fun playing some basketball.

"They have their youth, they have their health". The 2016 season ended on the night of June 19, and ever since then the Warriors and Cavaliers have been betting favorites to get back here. The Warriors are entering the finals with an outstanding 12-0 playoff record by sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs.

The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. Both these teams come in with high-powered offenses.

If their performances in the play-offs are any indication, Golden State's "Fearsome Four" have found their groove. To lose in the Finals to Dallas, while scoring a paltry 17.8 ppg? "With them adding Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher". They are not only a great team, but they are also a happy one, and that is a part of their mystique. Or will LeBron James, maybe the best player of all-time (at least the most athletic) pull it off?

The two teams have steamrolled through the postseason, going a collective 24-1 in the playoffs.