Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach the Golden State Warriors at all in the NBA Finals, saying on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) he is not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game One.

In the closeout win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, James scored a game-high 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, including a four-for-seven effort from three-point range, and that performance moved him past Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and into first place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. So finally Kevin Durant made a decision to leave the Oklahoma City basketball team and joined the Golden State Warriors where he says he is happy now and at peace.

Most fans would have to agree with Vegas on this one, what with the Dubs having added superstar Kevin Durant in the offseason-not to mention their ideal 12-0 run through their first three playoff series.

Thompson, arguably the best shooter in the National Basketball Association after Curry, has missed 42 of his 66 attempts behind the arc this postseason but has contributed in other areas.

As ill-timed obstacles go, the Warriors now have one: The uncertain coaching status of Steve Kerr. "So he's finding ways to impact the game even when his shooting is not up to par". It's foolish to count out a LeBron James-led team, but the Warriors are the favorite for a reason. "It's great to be talked about, see what I was able to accomplish as an individual", James told reporters in Cleveland over the weekend.

"If Kevin Love plays the same way he's been playing in the playoffs. that's another threat to add to LeBron and Kyrie", said Jackson.

Two years ago Golden State exploded with a historical season, tops in the National Basketball Association in field goal shooting and three-point shooting, plus No. 1 in FG defense allowing just 42% shooting on the way to topping the depleted Cavs in six games, coming back from a 2-1 deficit.

"They have their youth, they have their health".

"We're a better Cavaliers team, and they're a better Warriors team", he said.

"As Brad continues to say each and every day, it's how you're healthiest for the long run".

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. Durant has a much better team and has become a much more complete player now in his first season with the Warriors. Jose Altuve and Co. only get two off days the entire time, while the NBA Finals only has one game scheduled with less than two days of rest. "I sort of assumed all a year ago that by the summer I'd get this thing knocked out".

Add to that mix veterans like Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith and the Cavs are one of the few teams in the league that have the firepower to stay with the Warriors. Sure, they've been significantly better in the playoffs, but their first three opponents couldn't hold a candle to Golden State.

Durant, who previously faced James in the 2012 Finals with Oklahoma City, has taken a great team and elevated it to a almost unstoppable level. Considering how the 2016 NBA Finals came down to a dramatic Game 7, no fan should miss this matchup.

The NBA Finals were decided last July when Durant opted to sign with the Warriors after his Oklahoma City team blew a 3-1 lead in losing to those same Warriors in the conference finals. We witnessed Thompson score 28 points or more 18 times during this past regular season, including a 60 point game against Indiana.

The 5-foot-8 point guard said he wants to play until he's 40, and he'd like to do it in Boston. Simple as it sounds, the Warriors are just too strong and talented on both ends of the floor to end another campaign without the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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