Unforgettable Moments From The Incredible Warriors Vs. Cavs Feud

Lynette Rowe
June 4, 2017

"I think we were the most poised team previous year".

In this Sunday, May 14, 2017, photo, 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. If you are old enough to remember, it felt like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson played in practically every Finals in the 1980s.

Mercy, Don went bold with his prediction.

Forcing LeBron and a depleted Cavs team to go up against MVP Stephen Curry and the Warriors, they would take a surprising 2-1 lead in the series. "Even though I wasn't here the last couple years, talking and hearing the stories and watching the film kind of transfers me and I feel like I've been part of this team".

However, as LeBron is quick to tell you, he doesn't care what anybody outside of Cleveland's locker room thinks, nor should he. James has called Golden State a “juggernaut” but the Warriors arent buying all that talk. But Cleveland has gone 12-1 in the playoffs with an average win margin of 13.6 points, James becoming the all-time National Basketball Association playoff top scorer in the process.

"If Cleveland comes out of the east, I want to destroy Cleveland", said Green. So Cavs fans looking for any extra reason to feel confident that LeBron and company will once again hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy this year should rejoice that Smith went on record with his pick for the series and thinks the Warriors will win. With A-list stars on both sides, and with legacies on the line in a variety of ways, these Finals have the potential to be a spectacle the likes of which we have never seen.

"It's just hard for me to fathom how there becomes this perception that at the moment there are only two teams that are truly competitive in the league". Moreover, Kevin Love is playing at a very high level after a tepid Finals past year.

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The four-time scoring champion is the biggest addition to a team favoured to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals starting Thursday in Oakland, and he is not about to change anything in his approach.

And even though Cleveland has rolled through the playoffs, going 12-1, they've allowed opponents over 100 points in all but three of those games.

POWER FORWARD: Draymond Green vs. Kevin Love. "He did a great job of that", Durant said. Golden State is the first team to start a postseason at 12-0 and is winning by an average of 16.3 points. In these playoffs, James has passed Michael Jordan, the one player he is most compared to, for the most postseason points ever.

Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and yes, Draymond Green.

"It's just been such a better progression for Steph this post-season", Kerr, the ailing Golden State coach, told reporters Monday.

Cleveland's 20 turnovers were tied for the most they've committed in 55 playoff games over the last three years.

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