Although the Cavaliers got double-doubles of points and rebounds from James (28 points, 15 rebounds) and power forward Kevin Love (15, 21), as well as 24 points from Irving, it was not enough to overcome the 20 turnovers or Golden State's productivity in the key. Little did u/RDollaz know that this toaster would spark Golden State's late-season resurgence.
"I don't know about that", Smith said. "People see so much unselfishness, they see the beauty in the pass", Andre Iguodala said.
Out of concern that the schedule was leading to more injuries, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the players union this year agreed to add a week to next year's schedule while keeping the season at the same number of games. They're not just going to leave him open.
"What happened in the past in my mind doesn't really count now unless we go out and finish the deal", he said.
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As if to establish a new tone in Game 1, they had 31 assists and four turnovers.
They had to find that mythical switch to flip when things got serious and they certainly did, turning from a bored collection of admirable regular-season talent into the juggernaut many had feared they were in a relatively placid walk through the Eastern Conference playoffs. "He's one of the greatest all time", Brown said. Gregg Popovich and the Spurs are noted for their ability to take away the most unsafe component of an opponent's offense.
Since coaching the Warriors to their first two playoff triumphs this year, Kerr has been sidelined with nausea and migraine headaches due to complications from back surgery two years ago.
Not that they're discussing it.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. So, it's going to be a wrestling match down there and you got to keep it going, make it tough for them and just try to wear them out.
Not even the Cleveland Cavaliers have been able to stop the Warriors, at least yet. "The bigs are wrestling down there, and I'm going to keep wrestling down there and get me some offensive rebounds". The Cavaliers shot a combined 1-for-12 on Thompson. That allowed whoever was playing the ball - in a lot of cases that was Kevin Durant - to dribble drive to the rim with uncontested baskets.
The difference, of course, is that Durant did not come out of high school with the same hoopla that surrounded James and Durant doesn't have seven trips to the finals or three championship rings.
Describing his relationship with Curry, Durant said, "You want to know why Steph is one of the best players in the world, one of the best players ever". "When you play good defense and Tristan is getting offensive rebounds, that demoralizes your defense".
One of the story lines entering the Finals was that no one would be under more pressure than Durant because of his decision to join the Warriors as the difference-maker.
And she made her allegiance clear to spectators by bowing to James at one stage when he rushed past during the game. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". "They capitalized", James said. "I had two charges, that's aggression".