Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

  • Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

They'll be going back to Cleveland, followed all too closely by the ghosts of last June. Call them names. Write them off.

The Cavs showed what they're capable of doing when everything clicks on both ends, scoring a record 86 points in the first half of Friday's 137-116 win to extend the series and postpone any Warriors plans for a victory parade.

Kevin Durant presents LeBron James and the Cavs a challenge they did not encounter last Finals.

"We have to be more on edge".

It's risky, and not for the faint of heart.

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James delivered on his usual triple-double. "It causes too much stress, man". We haven't played great thus far, but there's no pressure on us. In this case, they have to try and become the first team ever to come back from a 3-0 deficit in any National Basketball Association postseason series. Personally, I predicted Cleveland would win this series in six games.

Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of an epic collapse, one that still hangs over his team - and this series - a full year later. Zero. That's 0-126. No one outside of the team and their loyal fan base is giving them a chance.

Stack up the odds, Cleveland conquers them.

No one should expect another 24 shots made by the Cavaliers from 3-point range to fall in Game 5. "We have been in this situation before".

But beyond their resiliency, the Cavs have displayed a mental toughness through all kinds of adversity. Kerr has some work to do after his defense took a significant step down in the two games in Cleveland, but a return home could do a world of good. The GSW lead the series at 3-1 but can ill-afford to absorb another loss.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith believes that Golden State better handle things at home Monday night. However, he can't explain the defending champions' ability to bounce back.

We saw it in Game 6 with Curry.

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Kevin Durant No.35 and Zaza Pachulia No.27 of the Golden State Warriors compete for the ball with Tristan Thompson No.13 and LeBron James No.23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio.

"It's part of the game", Irving said. "We know what our keys to victory is". But then you add, of course, some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. "So I'll just leave that at that".

On Sunday, James took a question on the subject of Kevin Durant joining the Warriors from TNT and NBA.com's David Aldridge. While the Cavs, nearly all of them, were drilling 3s from all over the court, at a 53% pace, the Warriors shot an incredible (as in incredibly bad) 11 for 39 from three. 28%.

"I'm confident, I'm energetic and positive about the opportunity we have in front of us tomorrow", he said.

But as the Warriors lost big to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Game 4 of this year's Finals, sending the series back to Oakland for Game 5 on Monday night with Golden State in the same position it was a year ago - a chance to close out the series on their home court inside Oracle Arena - it also brought another realization: the Warriors still can't overcome, at least against their Finals opponent, a dud from their superstar point guard.

In addition to the record $133k for a pair of seats to tonight's game, the team's Ticketmaster resale site also had two other major sales including $90,000 for one pair while another went for $82,000.