Las Vegas loves the Warriors

Solenn Plantier
Mai 31, 2017

"It's one I haven't talked about much". One talented player can have a huge impact on their team.

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas said surgery is not now the best option for his injured right hip although it could eventually prove necessary.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will square off in the NBA Finals for the third straight year in a series that felt like a foregone conclusion pretty much all season. The Warriors are strong favorites, according to Las Vegas bookmakers. Currently, Golden Sate is 12-0 in the playoffs - the first team ever to reach the Finals undefeated - and are winning games by an average margin of 16.3 points per game, the best mark in National Basketball Association history. The teams in Oakland and Cleveland were on a collision course for the NBA Finals and everything else was just a big preseason. And if he feels confident going into a series against an overpowering Warriors team filled with four All-Stars, then the rest of Cleveland should, too.

Green: Perhaps the scariest difference for this year's Warriors is that they play lockdown defense of their own. I really enjoy LeBron acting out the lyrics with his dance moves, specifically pretending to use an old timey camera for "shoot us movie".

"I don't have to score the ball to make an impact on the game and that was my mindset". It made me go back to that. Everyone wants to say, "Ah, man, this is boring" and this that and the other, but you usually don't appreciate something until you don't have it anymore.

Here's some background information about the NBA Finals. One, James is the best player alive and his entire motivation now seems to revolve around collecting more rings. Every night was hard. Weve got to come out and play.

Of the 30 National Basketball Association teams that compete during the regular season, 16 teams, eight in the Eastern Conference and eight in the Western Conference, participate in the post-season playoffs leading up to the Finals.

He said he is getting better, but is just waiting for that proverbial sign from God to tell him he can resume his full-time job without any issues.

"I'd like to see a great Finals", he said. But then when you look at a situation, most people have never reached greatness.

"Right now it's just time you have to block out everything".

"He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us — starting next Thursday". He has the power to do that again, which is likely the major reason he sees his team's chances as "very good". Stephen Curry has led the team in scoring with averages of 28.6 points and 5.6 assists and he has been well supported by Kevin Durant who is averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game during these playoffs. The battle between he and LeBron James is going to be the one that everyone keeps an eye on in this series.

Andre Iguodala earned MVP honors of the 2015 Finals mostly for his defense on James, who was harassed into 39.8 percent shooting in the series.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media that he was still not feeling well enough to coach and return to the sidelines. It's a toss-up if the Warriors (118.3 PPG, 115.8 efficiency) or the Cavaliers (116.8 PPG, 120.7 efficiency) are better on offence, but Golden State (99.1 points against per 100 possessions) is by far the superior defensive unit.

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