Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant warms up before Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland Calif. Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny timi

It's just weird because on the one hand Mike has to coach the team as he sees fit. "I got to do my part and we all got to make it come together as a group". I think it'll be cool.

The series will feature a number of compelling individual matchups, most notably James versus Durant at small forward, Kyrie Irving versus Curry at point guard and Kevin Love versus Draymond Green at power forward.

Riley had reason to be upset. The Golden State Warriors are better than 1/2 favorites at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks, and most experts are picking the Western Conference's No.1 seed to win a championship.

"LeBron is going to get his points and so is Kyrie". The Cavs were in desperate need of someone to take control when Kyrie Irving sat, and Williams brings that.

The team that has held the title of Eastern Conference champs for three years in a row arrived Tuesday afternoon.

"It's not my preference to rest. I would more say that it motivates me". "It's the way of the league, and I think the prestige of playing 82 is not what it's used to be, and this is the way it's going to be".

"I'm just trying to be the best me I can be".

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Cleveland were the first team to draft a Canadian player with the first overall draft pick when they selected Anthony Bennett in 2013. The Warriors have won 27 of their last 28 games.

"I will own a team someday", James said. I'm 100 percent positive an National Basketball Association team and their vast resources can come up with some sort of device to assist your pain while sitting on the bench.

"Conventional wisdom basically suggests that having dynamic rivalries of great teams is really good for a sport, even if it does leave more cities on the outside looking in", Robert Boland, director of the sports administration program at Ohio University, told Reuters. They like to see a competitive game. He's a four-time All-NBA honoree, a four-time All-Star, a scoring champion, and a steals leader.

James and Durant could very well cancel each other out, you'd think Klay Thompson and reen might be able to equal or surpass the output of Kyrie and Love, leaving Curry to be, well, a two-time MVP with unlimited shooting range.

The increase in rest games seems directly correlated to the 2013-14 season, when the league lost almost 5,000 games to injury or illness. He was hurt in the team's first playoff game against the Houston Rockets and missed the next two games.

"A lot of sites out there that you've probably heard of, they sell tickets and advertise fan protect guarantees, but there's only one site that guarantees legitimate tickets, and that's Warriors.com", said Schneider. And Steve, let me tell you man that as a person who has had a back surgery and dealt with the nerve pain and shooting discomfort and all of that, I FEEL your pain and don't blame you a bit for missing time. As LeBron James reminded us, Cleveland, this one is for you - the first title of any kind for Cleveland in 54 years. "If a game is close down the stretch, he can take it over".



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