Andre Iguodala to miss Game 1 of NBA Finals with leg contusion
Jun 01 2018
Where there were a number of Celts who were basically saying the hell with it and driving blindly into traffic versus the Bucks and launching quick, offense-busting treys at the Cavs, Golden State had to survive a mis-step by a far better player (Kevin Durant breaking plays) to go iso against Houston. The NBA had its most-watched conference finals since 2012, as both teams had to rally from 3-2 deficits to win Game 7s on the road. The players won't apologize for showing up again, or worry that it hurts the National Basketball Association. However, if we have learned anything in the last 15 years, it's that we should never count out LeBron James.
The Curry vs. Durant debate can and will rage on through these Finals.
Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue went to Kyle Korver less in Game 7 against Boston, but he might need his sharpshooting wing more if the Cavs are going to hang in there against Golden State.
For one thing, the games came within a 21-day span in the first half of the season, with Golden State winning both. "It's as simple as that". Michael won six. So what? Gordon might be right.
Hey, while we're at it, maybe San Antonio would've knocked off the champs past year in the Western Conference finals if not for Zaza Pachulia sliding under Kawhi Leonard's bum ankle in Game 1. So, don't be surprised if you see them hoping on the Cavs train for this year's finals!
Playing the "what if" game is a no-lose proposition that can extend to infinity. All of these services have free trial periods of around one week for new subscribers, and in many markets the packages include free broadcast channels like ABC. But the Warriors have proved themselves resilient and mentally tough in the face of absences. Curry's 221 pull-up threes in 2016 would have led the league in all threes in 2011, and would have been a top-three mark in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000. Check out Rihanna, 30, Usher, 39, and more stars who will be tuning into Game 1 to support this year's Finals underdogs!
"Being hunted is different than hunting, and we've been in that role for a long time", Warriors GM Bob Myers told ESPN.
"What I'm witnessing is LeBron James... dominating this period of time. But there's a weight to that". From there, Cleveland needs to do what Houston did against Golden State - force turnovers and attack the offensive glass. Overconfidence will be the biggest challenge with so many people giving Cleveland no shot.
"We look at Game 7, how they played Boston, the way Jeff Green played, the way George Hill kind of managed the game when he had the ball in his hands, his defensive presence as well".
The long-time "Air" Jordan rival has keenly eyed "King" James, comparing him with iconic big men Russell, an 11-time National Basketball Association champion, and Abdul-Jabbar, a six-time title victor who took five in the 1980s with the Lakers.