Published: Fri, June 02, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

How does Kevin Love play?

How will revenge factor for Game 1 of the NBA Finals? "It's nothing you can take for granted".

Their combined 24-1 record is the best mark for two teams entering the Finals in National Basketball Association history.

"But now that we are here, we have business to take care of".

All the newcomers remembered watching these two teams square off the past two Junes as fans.

In the National Football League - before the Super Bowl era began - the Detroit Lions topped the Cleveland Browns in 1952 and 1953, with the Browns getting retribution in 1954.

The best news of all is that all the major players are healthy for this series. The teams split the regular season series this year, with the home team winning each match. The first two games are at Golden State. That Yankees' roster was packed with Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock.

Green took a one-game suspension in last year's NBA Finals after punching James in the groin when the Cleveland star stepped over him.

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals
Yep, Lue owes him $100 and Brown plans to accept it at long last - perhaps even during the NBA Finals when they see each other. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 116.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45 percent shooting.

US warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef
In 2016 the United States conducted challenged the excessive maritime claims of 22 countries including allies and partners. According to unnamed sources cited by U.S. media, the USS Dewey passed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef.

Hindustan Petroleum March-quarter profit beats estimates
Net realisation on crude oil produced from nominated fields was up 6.6 per cent at $50.27 per barrel and that from joint venture fields by 4 per cent at $44.09 a barrel.

Point spread: The Warriors opened as 6.5-point favorites; the total is at 225.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. "We see that every day", Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said of James. "But I think we got a great group of guys, headlined by one of the best guys to ever do it". The rest of the Warriors have followed in Curry's path. In the first round of the 2016 playoffs against the Houston Rockets, Curry suffered a sprained MCL, and he didn't look like himself in the NBA Finals. "We didn't come in with the right mindset".

Previous year the Cavs and the Thunder were able to mitigate the destructiveness of the Curry-Draymond pick and roll by sticking a mobile big man on Draymond. But this year, Curry said, "Knowin' that it's gonna be against Cleveland, it's gonna be tough". "So other than that, feeling fresh".

Barnes wasn't exactly a neutral observer previous year, having grown up in Northern California and having played with the Warriors before their recent run of dominance. They'll complain about the lack of competitive parity, and say that it's making the world's biggest and best basketball competition too predictable. "Can't get caught up in your shot falling or not".

To keep them together, the team will need some help from Kevin Durant, and it sounds like he's willing to give it to them.

Durant, who is the 2014 NBA MVP, is eligible for the 10-year veteran maximum contract after signing a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Warriors last season. He's going for his fourth title. LeBron James may be the best and most valuable player on the Cavs, but Irving is the most clutch. "So I feel great".

"But I'm not a complacent person. So this is about four months of hard work right here".

Along with Irving, Cavaliers have the ammunition to become the first team to beat Warriors in NBA Playoffs 2017.

James had won two titles as part of another "super team" in Miami but last year's crown meant even more to his legacy.

Like this: