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Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

03 June 2017, 04:21 | Maryann Sutton

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Game 1 will be a slop fest

The Warriors have firepower, depth, versatility, and most of all, and overwhelming amount of talent. With the additions of Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, Cleveland becomes a great three-point threat and is veteran heavy.

For Game 1 on Thursday, the Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites over the Cavaliers with a 225.5 point total. Am I forgetting anyone?

Last year, Golden State set an National Basketball Association record by winning 73 regular-season games. Also, LeBron struggled to defend Durant.

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.

"Since I've been in this league, it's hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals", guard Iman Shumpert said. They have limited the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics to 45 percent shooting, ranking third in that category during the playoffs after being barely average (16th, 45.8 percent) in the regular season.

"Knowing that we need four more wins to accomplish our main goal, we're clicking at the right time". In the 2016 Finals loss, he shot 40 percent from the field and had more turnovers than assists.

Will Kevin Durant be a runner-up again? Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.9 rebounds.

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In a thrilling encounter at Hampden Park, the two sides exchanged goals in the early stages. He told TalkSport: "I'm aware of the speculation but I'm thinking about winning this game".

With head coach Steve Kerr having taken a leave to deal with pain management issues tied to spinal surgery, Brown has filled in as game coach for the Warriors since Game 3 of their opening-round sweep of Portland. With the Warriors being a much more disciplined and taller team, Love will not be almost as successful beyond the arc.

Yes, Golden State is going to win this series.

He was also one win away from returning to the Finals previous year with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State, the team he joined a little over a month later.

"Happy to be sharing this moment with him after all he's gone through with joining the squad and leaving OKC", Green said.

"Our chemistry is getting better and better", Durant said. Stephen Curry the MVP for the second consecutive year faced injuries throughout the playoffs but his team found a way back into the Finals. But consider his ability to block shots. Through the first three rounds of the playoffs, the Chef is putting up 28.6 points per game, shooting 43.1% from beyond the arc, and has an incredible plus-minus rating of plus-215. His impact will be as big as his 6-foot-7, 230-pound frame.

Usually I'm not the type to overreact to game one of the series, as we've seen series change dramatically after the first game and LeBron doesn't have a good history of winning game one of the NBA Finals anyway. "It's going to be a insane series". It has special written all over it with potential for heroes to be made, buzzer beaters to be hit and tensions to rise. The Warriors were a pretty consistent under team (53 of 94 games overall) most of the season, but oddsmakers have adapted and the total has gone over in the Warriors' last five games.



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