Warriors Win Game 1 in OT

Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, bumped knees with Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

"It's pretty remarkable when you've got a guy who is already considered one of the top few players ever to play the game can make that much improvement late in his career", Kerr said.

Durant, who left Oklahoma City for Golden State on the eve of the 2016-17 season, had a much more well-rounded approach to last year's Finals. Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith makes a ton of 3s.

Somebody (else) key from the Warriors gets hurt.

First, there are questions about whether LeBron James has enough help to have any shot against the Warriors this year. I'm sure if you asked the fans of the Warriors and the Cavs around the world, whether it's in the Bay Area or in Cleveland, I'm sure they're happy with their team performance. Thompson will need to massacre the Warriors on the boards and give Cleveland plenty of extra possessions. For that matter, the 2018 NBA Finals marks the first time in any major sporting event that the same two teams are facing off against each other for the prized championship title four times in a row. For all of James' supernatural, otherworldly ability to dominate as a 33-year-old in his 15th National Basketball Association season, he'll need more help than he received in the Eastern Conference finals. Will Andre Iguodala return from a leg injury?

Curry was the catalyst to the Warriors' third-quarter outburst in Game 7 with 14 of Golden State's 33 points.

Nevertheless, here the Cavs are, right back in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year, despite how improbable it may have seemed to even James mere months ago. He apologized to me and my family and things of that nature.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he was pleased to see Love cleared for Game 1. "I can say here, everyone enjoys coming into the gym". "I just told him the team will still be there when you get back. just kind of a reminder that we're playing a sport".

And on the lighter side of things, LeBron wore shorts with his suit to the game so who knows just what he has in store for everybody when he gets on the floor.

What channel is Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals on? Here's how " I don't think so", Golden State guard Klay Thompson said.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off in about 3 hours and the league's playoff pool will richly reward the champion this year. Golden State was minus-300 in 2017.

  • Julie Sanders