This will be LBJ’s sixth consecutive trip to the Finals. “This time the Cavs are healthy and have the talent to go all the way, and when the final buzzer sounds the Warriors will remember that Cleveland is ‘All In'”.
The tweaked finals format adds some extra break time and will make it a little longer if it goes the distance. While we’re not saying Curry being locked in automatically gives the Warriors the championship, if he’s given the space to play like the offensive anomaly that he is, an uphill climb awaits the Cavs.
“I know what it feels like to win it. I know what it feels like to lose”, James said. But we haven’t lost the series, and we have an opportunity again. Durant, 27, is from Washington, D.C., and has been rumored to be interested in going home and all points between at various points of the season which ended for the Thunder on Memorial Day night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. It’s a big thing, and I just think that we have a different team than we had previous year. “There’s still a goal at hand we have to accomplish”. Now it’s Curry who has battled an assortment of injuries during the postseason, though the unanimous MVP looked good as ever in scoring 36 points with seven 3-pointers in the Warriors’ Game 7 victory over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.
“They’ve been playing well the whole playoff run”, Curry said. “What Klay did that night, basically putting us on his shoulders and allowing us to have this opportunity tonight at home, it’s a pretty remarkable comeback and it shows a lot about our guys and their will and their grit”.
Kevin Durant was still digesting Oklahoma City’s Western Conference finals defeat when the simmering subject of his free agent future reached full boiling point.
“Know that it’s going to be a totally different team, different game plan, different X’s and O’s”, Curry said.
For those that believe that Varjeao should get a ring if Cleveland wins, I can not disagree. Now we’re four wins away from our goal.
That was the dagger for us, Durant said. It was as if a light switch turned on for Golden State and powered them (barley) to the last stage to greatness.
The Cavs have to be wary of attempting to match the Splash Brothers three-for-three because it could mean their demise, if they do.
One intriguing debate that should be considered is Varejao a champion regardless of who wins the championship?