5 keys to beating the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals

While hoop fans around the world are gearing up for the highly anticipated NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, half of the Splash Brothers duo, Steph Curry, sat down with Good Morning America to share his thoughts on LeBron James, the upcoming series, and a personal struggle he's been dealing with his entire life. Thus far, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have matched up in the 2015 and 2016 National Basketball Association finals, each winning one apiece.

"He was about 30 pounds heavier and has a awful haircut", said Love, drawing laughs from reporters.

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Whilst there is no indication from the Warriors as to when Kerr will return, they haven't ruled out him returning to the bench for Game 1 on Thursday. In 2012, Curry signed a four-year, $44 million extension with the Warriors, a fairly small deal due to the concerns over his frequently injured ankles.

"These are the two best teams and if you were on one of these two teams you were hopeful that you'd be here at the end", Korver said Wednesday, a day before the teams meet for the third straight Finals.

"Assertiveness is big, just continuing to have a can-do mindset throughout and confidence in each and everyone of us". With many expecting nothing less than a championship from Durant and his elite new team, a major storyline to watch is how he will fare under the extreme pressure. I don't care who you are.

"Picking my spots, being assertive, as I mentioned, and just filling in the gaps where we know that 'Bron, being our leader, and Kyrie are going to be special", he said. That's just too much firepower to overcome, though LeBron will bust a gut trying.

Irving and Curry may be two of the best offensive point guards in the league, but they both lack defensive skills.

"We talk about guys setting the tone, he's the best to do it".

"They are a strong team and they are playing well".

He started this season in Sacramento before getting waived in February and joining the Warriors for the stretch run. Thompson says he isn't anxious. In each of the two previous finals meetings between them, neither were at full strength for the seven-game duration. Unbelievably, this already-loaded Warriors' roster from a year ago - led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green - got better by adding superstar Kevin Durant.

Cleveland and Golden State can now settle a great debate and that is which team has the biggest reason to complain about the finals they lost. "We're definitely excited about it". Despite winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title, the team is seeking redemption after losing in heartbreaking fashion in the 2016 finals. "You can't get discouraged". Irving was able to slow down Curry past year which is mostly attributed to Curry's struggles rather than Irving's defensive effort.

But for Curry, he said that his game is really all that matters.

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