Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs


This is A-list and 1A-list stuff. Who wins the rubber match? He has four career finals MVP awards and the only other player in this series with one on his resume is Andre Igoudala - and his really should have been given to James. He was asked what it means. Even James himself was forced to recently call the Warriors a "juggernaut" after they built a dominating 12-0 record in sweeping all three of their Western Conference playoff series.

"Are you going to be happy with the outcome if you lose? So having that team like Golden State over there who is always pushing us, I know from on this side, it's great for us and it's great for the game".

There will be no love lost between these teams, especially after Green, whose Game Five suspension in the 2016 Finals was considered by many to be the turning point, said last November he wanted to "destroy" and "annihilate" the Cavs in a championship rematch. I could make it through. But he does. Along with everything else.

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Golden State then won a record 73 regular-season games and seized a 3-1 finals lead before James sparked Cleveland to victory in the final three games to claim the title, leading every major statistical category in an unprecedented, Herculean feat. Will the Warriors exact revenge on the Cavs after last year's Finals collapse?

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After the game, Ginobili said the roar of the crowd shook his world. Reserve forward David Lee (left knee) also miss the game. If I want to go through all of that again.

And he did not just do it with scoring. I've already read that chapter in "Coaching Motivational Techniques For Dummies".

Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland. "He did a great job of that", Durant said.

But James will face long odds in the Warriors, who have demolished everybody in every way in a ideal 12-0 postseason and have added the brilliance of Durant to the two-time finalists.

"They're the champions", Kerr said Monday. We might remember Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman as the best team ever but the numbers say these Warriors are superior. They execute at the defensive end of the floor.

When it matters most they are the best.

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Symptoms from a cerebrospinal fluid leak returned in the first round of the playoffs in April, limiting him to just two games before Mike Brown took over as acting head coach.

James gave proper respect.

Cleveland is just a great team, but feature arguably the hottest individual opponent to make the Finals. But this is not James' first underdog rodeo.

The Warriors have dealt with adversity - particularly Durant's knee injury and coach Steve Kerr's absence caused by his ongoing back problems. [Tim Duncan] on the same team.

But if one guy can rise above that challenge, it's James. However, Golden State simply has too much talent.

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Countered Love eight months later, "He [Green] is a guy who said he wanted us". Want Warriors news in your inbox? Kevin Love posted the photo to Instagram.