He also addressed Warriors forward Draymond Green, who was suspended from last season's Game 5 of the NBA Finals for taking a swipe at the groin of Cavaliers forward LeBron James. Tristan Thompson will have to dominate the boards in his matchup with Zaza Pachulia and/or JaVale McGee to keep Cleveland rolling ... He genuinely felt bad for the fans and the other team because the Warriors were destroying the Spurs in a Western Conference Finals' game. But defending against the Warriors is going to be the biggest and most important task.

I love to listen to birds chirping. can you really put anything past LeBron, who just had a truly incredible season and is probably the GOAT?

Last year, the Cavs trailed the Warriors 1-3.

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. Durant is averaging 25.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in this postseason.

James' first trip to the Finals came 10 years ago when the Cavs were swept by San Antonio.

Guard Klay Thompson will find his shooting touch. And if he feels confident going into a series against an overpowering Warriors team filled with four All-Stars, then the rest of Cleveland should, too.

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"Comparing between people either living or still playing or not playing, it's great for barbershops, but for me I'm just trying to leave a legacy behind so I can inspire the next group of kids".

That momentum extended to the finals as Golden State took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Cavaliers, who had a healthy Irving and Love in the team.

Many prematurely casted off the Cavaliers after they struggled in the latter stages of the regular season, but these doubts quickly were put to rest once the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs began. Cleveland's bench - Deron Williams, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver - have to more than hold their own ... James won his first title in 2012 with Miami in a five-game series over Durant and the Thunder. Meanwhile, McGee (74 percent), Livingston (61), West (57) and Clark (52) have shot it great.

Fast forward to the upcoming finals, the top-seeded Golden State is playing like a well-oiled machine.

"You can't stop LeBron", said Mike Brown, the Golden State assistant coach guiding the team while head coach Steve Kerr recovers from complications after back surgery. That may sound like a lot of cash (and it is!) but it's much cheaper than the lowest-priced tickets during NBA Finals' games in Oakland in 2016 ($665) and 2015 ($594).

The 28-year-old forward is seeking his first National Basketball Association title after enduring the heartbreak of his then Oklahoma team losing the 2012 crown to James' Miami Heat.


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