Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

The Thunder had a shot at remaining atop the Western Conference with the San Antonio Spurs and Warriors, but instead Kevin Durant chose to centralize all the power with one team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a heavy underdog heading into the NBA Finals, and that is exactly the way general manager David Griffin wants it. This group almost beat the full-strength Cavs previous year, and adding Kevin Durant tipped the scales in their favor.

I subscribe to "No Excuses, Play Like a Champion", but a month before the Finals, Curry missed six playoff games with an injured knee. Golden State is the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 mark.

LeBron James is 32 and has been in the league 13 years.

POWER FORWARD: Draymond Green vs. Kevin Love.

"If Kevin Love plays the same way he's been playing in the playoffs. that's another threat to add to LeBron and Kyrie", said Jackson.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals.

"They have their youth, they have their health". "I think they'll be in the same situation as previous year, up 3-1 coming home".

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. One, James is the best player alive and his entire motivation now seems to revolve around collecting more rings. On top of his versatility and defense that is so important to Golden State, he's shooting 47 percent from 3-point range in the postseason, tops on a team that has some of the best perimeter shooters in the world.

I asked Brown what Kerr's report was: "Just feeling like they could've played better in general", Brown said, with emphasis on some sloppy turnovers.

June 5, 2014 - In Game 1 of the Finals in San Antonio between the Spurs and the Miami Heat, an electrical failure in the arena causes the air conditioning to fail, and the indoor temperature reaches above 90 degrees.

When shooting over 50 percent, they've won 106 consecutive games, the last 43 of those coming this season. "It's gonna be a great series", Lue said.

James delivered two National Basketball Association championships in his four seasons in Miami.

1947 - In the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the Philadelphia Warriors beat the Chicago Stags in the first finals, four games to one. "It looks like they're having fun, and we want to do something about that".

They are desperate to avenge last year's Finals loss where their bid to repeat as champions fell apart in stunning fashion when they squandered a 3-1 series lead and lost the decisive seventh game on their home court. Simple as it sounds, the Warriors are just too strong and talented on both ends of the floor to end another campaign without the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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