Five things to look out for in the NBA Finals
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 0:17
After winning his first MVP award, the point guard averaged 26 points on 44.3 percent shooting in the six-game series. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, two teams dripping with stars and the biggest names globally in the sport, are facing off in the NBA Finals again. The network's National Basketball Association programming will be available for subscribers in Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. He's determined to slay the dragon that is Golden State, and win his fourth NBA Championship in the last seven years, which would solidify his place among the league's greatest players. If that's already your goal, you don't get much more motivation from anywhere else than greatness, because it's so hard to reach. Durant has a much better team and has become a much more complete player now in his first season with the Warriors. Cleveland would keep Golden State from scoring and ultimately, the Cavs would claim Cleveland's first major sports championship in over 50 years. The closest he could do was acknowledge the very big challenge posed by the All-Star-studded Warriors, packing a great wallop behind Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Also, Golden State's home-court advantage isn't likely to matter in this series, as Cleveland is a ideal 7-0 away from home this postseason.
Stephen Curry, pictured at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, is looking to rebound against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.
"You have that third player, definitely one of the top three players in this league, that can go get his own shot at anytime and that's what makes them more risky". "We match up well with them, and I think they'd say the same about us". Their dominance has only underscored the amount of star power that exists on both of these teams, and the many different elements of the potential drama about to unfold.
"I never really talk about my legacy", he said. "The first two games of the Portland series, whatever happened, things got worse". It's not like Cleveland is down 3-1 - oops, that being the deficit it rallied from previous year to shock the hoops world. This year, that bully hit the gym and gained 240 pounds of muscle in the form of Kevin Durant and he is mad.
The Cleveland Cavaliers pose with the Eastern Conference Championship Trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. They're a better Warriors team. Golden State has been so dominant, it hasn't been an issue. I'm a huge fan of the boys of summer, but there's no mistake that this time of year is all about the finals, in both the National Hockey League and NBA. This year's average is only slightly lower than on the same day in 2016, when tickets sold the day before the finals for the series' first four games had an average price of $1,138.
"Just challenge him, challenge him", Durant said of his approach to LeBron. The prediction has now changed, however, as the company believes the Warriors will win.
The scene shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on June 7 and June 9.