Warriors vs. Cavs: breaking down the NBA championship finals - Explica®

Mike D'Antoni

The Warriors could win this game comfortably, but Cleveland has to find a way to stay competitive.

News cameras captured the daddy-daughter duo celebrating with a special handshake on Monday, just moments after the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, securing a spot in this year's NBA Finals.

"It will be interesting to see how competitive LeBron James can make this Finals, but any game they get in this Finals would be a huge upset", former National Basketball Association coach Van Gundy told a conference call on Tuesday. The winners of tonight's game will go on to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Saavedra: The Warriors will win handedly - I don't think season four will be any different than past year when Golden State won the series in five games.

The team's medical staff then consults with the league's director of the program before a final decision is made by the team physician.

"Considering this year we've been pretty bad in the third quarters, we've got to really be aware of what they do in that third quarter", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters on May 30 during media day in Oakland.

Paul and James are longtime friends, and the prospect of the two teaming up to contend for a championship has always been rumored. But we knew this was hard. He's the sixth player to make eight consecutive Finals. They decided James wasn't and changed their original call. "Whether we figured it out, win or lose, we showed a lot of fight, a lot of grit and resiliency to stay positive as we went through the series no matter what the situation was".

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He's been playing incredible over the whole regular season and especially in these playoffs to will his team back here. He and Curry each connected on five 3s.

"So if you are to have any chance of beating them at all, you have to make sure that defensively you're one accord".

The Warriors missed the defensive presence of 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, who was out for a fifth straight postseason game dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee. The Warriors stumble around for a half or more, looking distracted, vulnerable, lost maybe.

Hill said he couldnt sleep last night, reliving the missed free throw. ". The finals, man, anything is liable to happen". Cleveland held a 19-4 advantage on the offensive glass, getting seven offensive rebounds in the first half to the Warriors' none.

James is averaging 34 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists in these playoffs. Curry, meanwhile, finished 5 of 6 from the floor while draining 4 of 5 from beyond the arc as the Warriors shot their way to the lead. Klay Thompson is tied with Kobe Bryant for sixth all time in playoff 3s (292).

"I'm just trying to figure out how to move in general, but I'm making some progress, slower that we expected", Iguodala said.

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