Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

The Cavs' defence has been one of the worst defences in the league this season, whereas the Warriors have been one of the best offensive teams in the league, let alone over the past couple of seasons. The 2017 NBA Finals begin tomorrow on ABC. In 2016, the Cavs lost the first two games in Golden State.

Not that anyone expected any different.

For the third consecutive year, the NBA's two best teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will meet in a best of seven series to determine who is the best.

He was pretty darn good in 2015, when the Warriors won, but that was an injured Cavs team featuring just LBJ, with none of the star power that fills out the present roster.

In Game 1, Jordan set the tone against the Portland Trail Blazers by scoring 35 points in the first half, hitting six 3-pointers and turning to the crowd shrugging his shoulders as if to say "I can't explain it either!"

"I've got to support Steph since he supports the Panthers".

The Cavs won their first championship and became the first team in NBA Finals history to overcome a 3-1 deficit and the first team since the Washington Bullets beat the Seattle Supersonics 105-99 in 1978 to win Game 7 on the road. Pachulia missed two games in the Western Conference finals with a heel injury and may lack the mobility needed against Thompson, who is almost averaging a double-double, shooting 60 percent and rebounding well offensively for Cleveland.

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Pressed on if he was rooting for James, Riley said, "I'd like to see a great Finals". Green will look to get into James' head and force him to have an off game like he had in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the end, I believe the addition of Durant will be too much for the Cavs. "My only motivation is to be able to compete for a championship every single year". Starting in Game 5 previous year, the Cavs were able to overwhelm them with defense and took away the transition baskets they can usually get in droves.

Asked if there was a "narrative" - his word - for the 2017 Finals, and he said "yeah, win championships". I don't care who you are. Three of the players on the court - LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant - have combined to win seven MVP trophies, including the five leading into this season. Here's why they will come out on top! Swept Portland in four games in the first round, swept Utah in four in the Western Conference semifinals and swept San Antonio in four in the conference finals.

COACHES: Steve Kerr or Mike Brown vs. Tyronn Lue.

The game doesn't remember guys who who shoot their team out of a game 7, it forgets them.

"It feels a little surreal", Brown said.

We just hope no injuries, suspensions or any outside factors will take place and that the both teams will enter this competition in their best mood.