Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

  • Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

But you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it. They are heading to the NBA Finals where they are aiming to defend their NBA Title. Five years later, Durant is on Golden State and James is back in Cleveland. Acting coach Mike Brown has been leading Golden State during Kerr's absence. James didn't speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the team's unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last season's Finals ended. Golden State swept them in four games. The only two other clubs with positive margins of victory are Houston and San Antonio at 1.2 and 1.0, respectively.

To set up the first National Basketball Association finals trilogy, the Warriors and Cavaliers steamrolled through the first three rounds. Then, they added Kevin Durant over the summer.

But superstars like James and Steph Curry can make their teams much more attractive for free agents. They've been super-impressive. It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see. "I'm glad we prevailed, but they tested us every step of the way".

During James' Miami days, it looked like the Chosen One was preparing for a career in his 30s where he would smoke opponents off the block. After kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the previous center, Green was under the NBA's telescope for any problems the Warriors forward might cause in the postseason.

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The Celtics would have been hard-pressed to beat the Cavs even with a healthy Isaiah Thomas, who missed the final three games of the series with a hip injury.

"I'm not a scorer, man", James told Bleacher Report.

Before the game, James said, "It's just a personal goal of mine".

They'll collide again, starting next week.

Draymond Green, Golden State: Already a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, Green could be the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1994 to win Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP in the same season. The Warriors are 36-7 against the West in the postseason the last three years.

"It's a little different, definitely". Durant said. "Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston?".

"I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, but when you're growing up and seeing Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god, so I never did believe I could be Mike".