While the face value of the specific tickets is unknown, some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each, according to a document sent by the Warriors to fans during renewal time past year.
Cavs-Warriors III had even more star power than 2016. The Warriors have a defensive rating of 97.2 in eight playoff games at Oracle, over four points per 100 possessions better than their postseason rating of 101.8.
"We just have to play well", Lue said.
And when it comes to defense, Golden State's is often measured by Green, who often enough has not crossed the fine line cordoning off bad conduct, not putting himself in danger of an automatic suspension for the accumulation of technicals or flagrant fouls.
"Well, I'm not happy he won his first".
"Naturally, nerves going, a lot of things coming into play Game 1 and 2, a lot of opportunities that I felt like I didn't take advantage of because if it wasn't there after that split second, then I felt like it wasn't there anymore", Irving said.
"Playing with more pace". They had to put past year out of their minds.
"I couldn't sleep for two days", Durant, who was named the Finals MVP, said during an on-court interview. But when healthy, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been a spark plug for the team, averaging 32.5 points in elimination games, all four of which Cleveland has won. "It's great for us to lock back in, come out with that same focus we came out with earlier in the series".
Kevin Durant has been the best player for the Warriors, but like the Cavs needing Kyrie Irving to step up and help LeBron James, the Warriors need a better game from Curry. It also kept the Cavaliers from becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from trailing 3-0 to win a best-of-seven series.
Monday's loss denied the Cavaliers a chance to repeat as champions and for LeBron James to get his fourth championship ring.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A year ago for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Golden State general manager Bob Myers sat alongside suspended forward Draymond Green next-door to Oracle Arena in a suite at the Oakland Athletics game.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was overflowing in admiration as well, despite being on the beaten end of those heroics. "But last year is last year, this year is this year".
Leading the way, not only in Game 5, but throughout the series, was Kevin Durant. I know my teammates do as well. We can't let him do that again.
Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors.
The Cavs started where they left off in Cleveland hitting their first shot, and six of their first seven attempts in breaking out to a 13-9 lead.