Steve Kerr Could Return To Coach Warriors In NBA Finals

There has been little said about Stephen Curry in the buildup to the NBA final but the Warriors guard will surely force himself into the conversation

And since 2000, the NBA Finals has pumped out a 36-48-5 O/U count (57 percent Unders).

While LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet, Cleveland's older roster can not make enough 3 pointers or play good enough team defense to beat the Warriors 4 times in 7 games. Last year, the Cav's were down in the series by 3-1, and they did the impossible by winning 3 straight games to win the NBA Championship. Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 26 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991. Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant smiles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

The question arose because as James' Cleveland Cavaliers were preparing to play the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, someone attacked his house in Los Angeles.

There will be no love lost between these teams, especially after Green, whose Game Five suspension in the 2016 Finals was considered by many to be the turning point, said last November he wanted to "destroy" and "annihilate" the Cavs in a championship rematch.

Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. "They capitalized a lot on our mistakes, a lot of transition, easy baskets that we can't allow going into Game 2".

Steve Kerr looks better than he has since he took a leave of absence during the Golden State Warriors' first-round playoff series, and there's a chance he will coach at some point against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Durant's move to Golden State, who won the 2015 title and had a record-setting 73-win campaign the next season before losing the decisive game of the Finals, created a super team that also features two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry.

I have stated many times that I have pledged my allegiance to King James, and that is still true today.

It was hard for James to think that he won't be home with his family until next week and he said he would settle instead for a FaceTime call, saying, "It's kind of killing me right now". Having lost past year in part because Green couldn't control his emotions, Draymond is more likely to keep things in check this time around.

"It's a team game". "I have great memories of and awful memories of previous year, but they're both lessons that you can learn going into the series, knowing what it takes to win, how important every possession is, focusing on the details".

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup
Everything he can do to help Golden State get prepared, Kerr is doing " until he feels he might be fine to return to the bench. The Warriors come in averaging in 118 points per game, while the Cavs have averaged 115 points per game through the playoffs.

While the Cavs finished first in the East (57-25), and plowed through the Eastern Conference playoffs healthy and ready for a rematch.

"We understand your (Green) greatest strength is your greatest weakness".

But wait a minute, Cleveland isn't supposed to have a chance, right? In the five-game Boston series, Love shot 53.5 percent from three-point range and averaged almost 13 rebounds a game.

Is it good optics for the league that there's a sense right now the other 28 teams are just along for the ride? The Warriors are the best first quarter team in the postseason in terms of net rating (+32.1 points per 100 possessions) and are +112 in point differential in first halves. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will pose the biggest threat to the Warriors as they've seen since last year's championship series.

Last year, Golden State set an National Basketball Association record by winning 73 regular-season games.

If the Cavaliers win again, does LeBron James now become widely recognized as the best player ever?

"We're just going to have to dig our feet in and be able to guard the basketball", guard Kyrie Irving said.

"I'm sure once the season's over with, we'll figure that stuff out - everybody". He last reached this stage in 2012, when he and the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder played James and the Miami Heat in what seemed like it was destined to be the first of several Finals meetings. Without Kerr's health complications, it wouldn't have even happened this year. "So other than that, feeling fresh".

"Obviously not really dealing with any bumps or bruises really besides this elbow that's not really a factor", Curry said.



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