Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

It was deafening. It was everywhere. He, of course, earned the NBA Finals MVP.

Cleveland's LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are looking to repeat as champions against Golden State's Stephen Curry, Klay Thomson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Unbelievably, this already-loaded Warriors' roster from previous year - led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green - got better by adding superstar Kevin Durant.

I couldn't be more excited. While Kerr could return in the Finals, Brown is leading on the sidelines in Game 1. "That's kind of how I look at it". I heard it, reacted to it as nearly like, I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone type of situation. Let me go over the simple statistics for you. LeBron's legacy has been tainted by his inability to win in the Finals. He has been the primary driving force for the Warriors in the National Basketball Association over the last few years that has led them to becoming an offensive juggernaut in the league.

The Golden State Warriors coach, no stranger to the vagaries of life intersecting with his professional goals, is not near himself as his team tries to win its second National Basketball Association championship in three years and wipe out bitter memories of last June. The Warriors possess a point per game differential of +16.3, the highest in the history of the NBA Playoffs (minimum 5 games).

"They know they left a ring on the table", Barnes said of his teammates. "He's been shooting it pretty well". I don't see how the Cavs can win, but I thought that past year, too. But he is no Jordan because he doesn't finish like Michael, who made every big shot at the end of a game that he ever took, including a famous buzz-beater over the Cavaliers one season and the step-back jumper that defeated Utah for his sixth championship, plus too many more to count. LeBron James pushed the series as far as he could on his own, but he lost his fourth NBA Finals. Twice he has dished out eight assists.

Tickets to the first four games of the rubber match between the NBA's two dominant franchises are selling for an average price of $1,082 on SeatGeek, a secondary market ticket aggregator. "I thought he was wonderful under the circumstances of his injury but to me he looks fresher, faster, stronger than he did a year ago".

"Pressure is what you make it", Green said.

"You know, I understand that that's my job".

Irving has played great through the Cavs' walloping of the Eastern Conference, as has Kevin Love, who is having his best postseason campaign since joining Cleveland.

"I'm just playing aggressive, playing confident". Both will run off several screens to get open.

After noting that the vandalism had intruded on "one of the greatest sporting events that we have", James said that if the incident keeps the conversation about racism alive, James said, "then I'm OK with it". "That's it, really. The moment is bright right now and you've kind of got to live up to it. That gives us a chance in any game". They have lapses and you will not get away with that against the Warriors.

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