LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

He is entering his seventh consecutive final, an unprecedented accomplishment in the modern National Basketball Association.

He passed Michael Jordan for the top spot with a three-pointer with 2:41 remaining in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (32) dunks on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) at Quicken Loans Arena. Durant's move from OKC to The Bay Area was viewed by the public as him jumping on the Warriors' bandwagon, as the Dubs don't even need the services of Durant to be the best team in the West. Golden State won it all in 2015.

He also hit 55.6% from three point range in those games.

"As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night", Kerr said, via ESPN. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now".

The home team won both matchups between these teams this season.

The games in Golden State should be fascinating in this regard. James will be making his 7th-straight trip to the NBA Finals.

"Just the joy of being able to compete for a championship, if you add more pressure to it, I don't believe in it", Jame said.

"We're not going to use that as motivation", Lue said.

I'm here to tell you that it is actually Stephen Curry who needs to lead the Warriors to their second championship in three years. So this is the rubber match, and now former MVP Kevin Durant is added to the mix. Perhaps the reigning champs are feeling a little less stressed after having beat the Warriors a year ago. It spurred the most intense frenzy surrounding an National Basketball Association free agent decision since James announced in 2014 that he would return to the Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.

"It's a little different, definitely".

Suffice it to say, James is once again an underdog, especially among the odds-makers in Las Vegas for the sixth time in his 8 Finals appearances. "I started to focus on myself, on other players and other people around my neighborhood because I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was". "It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see". The Warriors have swept the first three rounds to set up a rematch of the last two Finals with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"No matter what happens, let's make sure I come back even better". "I'm about a great Finals and I think it's going to be one of the best ever".

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