Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James

Ross Houston
May 30, 2017

Durant's move from OKC to The Bay Area was viewed by the public as him jumping on the Warriors' bandwagon, as the Dubs don't even need the services of Durant to be the best team in the West. It's easy for them to say that and just wake up in June and see it happen.

"Once we get to Game 1, that might be a good time to make a decision one way or the other", Kerr said, adding that "no matter what" he will be traveling with the team to Cleveland.

There is some truth to both arguments, but the fact of the matter is these teams aren't nearly as bad as they're perceived to be after LeBron gets through with them and he deserves credit for such consistent and interminable dominance that doesn't appear to be reaching its climax anytime soon.

"I feel like I'll put my team in a great chance to win and when you have special players like the guys that we have, you gotta utilize all of them and that's the handsome thing about being in a team sport".

James and company must continue their spectacular play, as the Warriors will seek redemption for last year's Finals loss. Kyle Korver and Channing Frye are risky three-point shooters that can stretch the floor and compliment what LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith can do from beyond the arc.

Curry's turnover didn't seem like a huge mistake at the time.

The Warriors won in 2015 and appeared headed for a repeat win when they sped imposingly ahead by 3-1 in the 2016 National Basketball Association championship. In last year's Finals, during game five, Green received his fourth flagrant foul, ultimately suspending him for game six. I did everything possible to put myself in a position to feel at least as close to 80 percent, or as close to 90 percent as I could going into that game, knowing the possibility that I could further injure my knee. "And I can live with those odds".

Year two gave us Andrew Bogut out and Draymond suspended for a game. The stars - from James vs. Durant, to Curry vs.

Dribbling near the sideline, the two-time MVP threw a left-handed, behind-the-back pass in the direction of Klay Thompson, but the ball's intended recipient never had a chance. The Cavs All-Star guard made his now famous go-ahead, step-back 3-pointer.

Steamroll isn't hyperbole, Kevin Durant's Warriors have breezed undefeated through a dozen playoff games and LeBron James' Cavaliers have gone 12-1.

Whether he coaches or not, Kerr said he plans on flying to Cleveland with Golden State for Games 3 and 4. "Just make it tough for him as much as possible". With this poor play, James attributed his team's ability to stay in the game to his teammates. They're going to look to build on this sound foundation now and find themselves in a terrific position to improve, based upon their #1 pick in next month's NBA Draft, cap space, good young assets and future picks.

Irving's got something cooking, too. The two teams match up similarly across the boards, both averaging between 41-45 rebounds per game, 22-27 assists per game, 7-9 steals per game and 5-7 blocks per game. "You got to relish in the competition and the players that we're going against". The perspective that, in the grand scheme of things, basketball just isn't all that important - all of it comes down from Kerr, and the nature with which he conducts himself.

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