Steve Kerr could return for the NBA Finals
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 22:36
After a weeklong layoff, the National Basketball Association playoffs resumed Thursday at Oracle Arena with Kevin Durant reminding everyone why Golden State made him such a priority in free agency last offseason. For those who don't, a promise that may very well come true in this time of Super Teams - see you next year in the Finals.
Before the Golden State Warriors were a superpower preparing to play in the NBA Finals on Thursday for the third consecutive year, they were simply another team trying to emerge from the muck of the middle.
But the seven first-half turnovers were the second most in a half in James's career, having made nine giveaways in 2005 against New Orleans. Draymond Green and Stephen Curry both were visibly frustrated during the last few games of the series.
The Cavaliers rallied within 80-68 with 3:06 remaining in the period, but Golden State wasn't finished with its 3-point-shooting barrage. According to Russell Westbrook's SnapChat, this is what he watched Thursday night instead of the Finals.
Curry had a game-high 10 assists, and Durant accumulated eight rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors are already 17 for 30 in shots at the rim - meaning Golden State has left plenty of points on the board.
Kevin Love grabbed a 21 rebounds to complement 15 points, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points for Cleveland, which was held to 34.9 percent shooting. That's where the Warriors are deadliest, on the run, and in Game 1 Cleveland couldn't slow down the express. [Kerr] gets to his point.
The duo powered Golden State to a dominant 113-91 win over Cleveland in game one of the deciding series yesterday. As the Cavaliers anxious more about Durant and other Warriors out on the three-point line, KD happily reversed the usual Warriors mojo and stormed toward two points instead.
The Cavaliers managed to hang within 60-52 at halftime despite committing 12 turnovers and letting the Warriors grab 11 offensive rebounds.
Now comes this report from ESPN suggesting that Kerr could indeed return to the bench at some point during the Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. SG Ray Allen is the all-time leader with 385.
Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr had hoped to feel well enough to return to the bench but stayed behind the scenes in the locker room as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery almost two years ago.
Curry made a point to do everything necessary for Durant to make a smooth transition incorporating into the offense, even if that meant his own numbers were down a year after his second MVP and another record 402 3-pointers as Golden State topped the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins record going 73-9. I can't pick against LeBron. the guy is playing superhuman basketball, he is at his peak, and in Kyrie Irving he has the best Robin to his Batman he has ever had.