Warriors' Andre Iguodala out for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Warriors' Andre Iguodala out for Game 1 of NBA Finals

There is no doubt LeBron James will explode on one or more occasions (put your money on more), but there is little possibility that it will matter in the long run. "It nearly seems like when the Warriors win, it's because Steph Curry played well".

Thomas, who played 10,363 consecutive snaps during his decorated career, announced his retirement in March.

Will the Warriors repeat? They loaded up. Houston Rockets acquired Chris Paul. Ultimately, George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder to combine with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

Over the past four seasons, these two teams and the stars that play for them have come to know each other very well. "I want to just try to maximize as much as I can and be as good as I can". In two regular-season matchups with Golden State this year, he averaged 24.0 points and 12.5 rebounds.

These are not the Pacers, Raptors, or the young, energetic Celtics. The "four-peat" seemed to be in jeopardy. "He's one of the best defenders in the league".

After an entertaining six weeks of three playoff rounds, it seems that fate has favoured the continuing rivalry.

As the dust settled in the Eastern and Western Conference, the same story played itself out all over again: Cleveland Cavaliers vs.

LeBron's postseason performance has been a unique phenomenon, simultaneously unbelievable and completely inevitable.

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The number of games - not the series outcome - seems to be the only question.

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The Cavaliers as a whole have been largely inconsistent. Sports' Jeff Zillgitt asked Kerr if it was frustrating going up against Jordan at the press conference the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The better team won. "Everything" who willed his team back to the Finals.

The first thing Cleveland will have to do is build up a huge lead in the first half - huge.

With only two days between games after the Warriors eliminated the Rockets 101-92 on Monday night, Draymond Green is happy to have an opponent in Cleveland he knows so well.

They steamed rolled teams throughout the season, embarking on a collision course to the Western Conference Finals with one goal in mind: taking down Goliath.

They may not score in double digits every night or even grab five to eight rebounds, but what these two players will do will make waves in this series. This year was bound to be different. But he's 3-5 lifetime in the Finals (counting a 2007 loss to the Spurs), and 1-2 against the Warriors. Curry showed flashes of brilliance by the time he returned for the Pelicans series.

He must make the Finals, that's important for his legacy.

The Cavs and Warriors both have been tested in the playoffs, each coming off a seven-games series. By seeming not to care about the game in which they are playing, regardless of the opponent or the time of year. His status will be closely monitored by everyone leading up to Game 1 and beyond. The three stopped falling after the first quarter but we all thought this would turn around like it had all season. But this year, there are added wrinkles to the equation.

James and the Cavs played the Warriors in 2016 and 2017 as well. The key to stopping Cleveland will be in containing LeBron.

But even if Golden State gets stuck in the mud in these Finals, it still has more than enough to extinguish the Clevelanders for the third time in the last four years. "They fought hard, too". The general public reaction was Durant couldn't beat "em, so he joined 'em when he became a Warrior". Cleveland opened as a +650 underdog.