Kevin Durant And LeBron James Unveil New PEs During Practice

At the end of the third quarter [when the Warriors led 106-75], I nearly felt bad for San Antonio, but I also felt bad for our fans.

This will be the third straight year Golden State and Cleveland have met in the NBA Finals.

The comeback on the Cleveland Cavaliers is +200. With the league now being so top-heavy, the Cavaliers and Warriors could continue to face off for an indefinite period of time. They thus became the first team in National Basketball Association history to win at least 65 games in three straight seasons.

Not that anyone expected any different. Golden State answered with a 126-91 rout almost a month later, leading by as much as 39 points at home against a Cavaliers team that lacked energy in the last game of a six-game road trip.

It can be boiled down to six words - Kevin Durant is now a Warrior. You saw me in the fourth quarter of Game 2. Depending on his team's need, James can score at will or facilitate the offense.

Had the San Antonio Spurs been healthy, they would have won at least one game, and maybe two from Golden State.

"I'm not in the "prove people wrong, silence critics" department no more", James said.

While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like past year.

Can Cleveland win a game or two in this series?

I love to listen to birds chirping. can you really put anything past LeBron, who just had a truly incredible season and is probably the GOAT? "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship". Just can't get discouraged with guys like that - him or Kyrie (Irving). Find out when the games are, who's the favorite to win and how to watch the 2017 NBA Finals online.

Durant's playing in the Finals for the second time, the last coming when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost 4-1 in 2012 to James and the Miami Heat. Durant played well, averaging 30.6 points and shooting 55 percent but James came out on top.

"I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn't matter", James told reporters, regarding Cleveland's role as an underdog.

Golden State, meanwhile, replaced Mark Jackson by hiring Steve Kerr.

Tickets to the first four games of the rubber match between the NBA's two dominant franchises are selling for an average price of $1,082 on SeatGeek, a secondary market ticket aggregator.

"It feels a little surreal", Brown said. As long as Golden State limits turnovers, they should be able to stay productive offensively. "That's the only pressure I worry about", said Durant. They are the ninth team in league history to reach the finals undefeated, in eras with fewer games needed to make the championship round, but only five of the first eight won the title.

Guard Klay Thompson will find his shooting touch.

"When he's going, he makes their team a lot better, so it is my job to try to take him out of the game. Can't get caught up in your shot falling or not".

The Warriors are the first team to win their first 12 games of the postseason, sweeping all three rounds so far.

Isaiah Thomas, the best player on the Boston Celtics, was injured and couldn't offer his customary scoring, passing and leadership in the Eastern Conference finals.

So many questions are out there heading into the 2017 NBA Finals, and the best part is that NBA fans will learn all of the answers as the games unfold and history is made right in front of our eyes.