Last month, Kerr became concerned his team's defense wouldn't return to its top form after Golden State struggled late in the regular season and even endured a particularly poor stretch in which the Warriors dropped seven of 10 games.
LeBron James was repeatedly queried on JR Smith's blunder in Game 1 Thursday night which led to him abruptly leaving the postmatch press conference. However, if a charge call against Kevin Durant with 36 seconds left in the fourth wasn't overturned after replay review, the Cavs would have had the ball, up two, with Cleveland and LeBron James in the driver's seat. James and Love combined to score 100 points in the two games, but Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas were all shipped elsewhere by the Cavs in a series of trade-deadline moves. But it wasn't enough when Curry answered with a three-point play followed by Smith's miscue. The call had initially been a charge on 2017 Finals MVP Durant and James protested the change. "They've been to the Finals four years in a row, just like we have, for a reason".
"Just having these guys here who have been through it, been through the tough times, been through the great times as well, this is a bond that can't be broken", Lue said. Smith grabbed the rebound in the paint, but rather than go back up for a shot at a game-winning layup, he dribbled the ball out to the perimeter.
Golden State got a serious scare when Thompson went down after Smith slid hard into the Splash Brother's left leg at the 6:17 mark of the first quarter. He and Curry each connected on five 3s. Kevin Love had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland.
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Cavaliers: James has 109 career 30-point games in the playoffs, tying Michael Jordan for most ever. On the other hand, Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 18 points as he tied by hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer. James says "No, they asked me if I talked to J.R.at all about it, and I said no already".
Back home, fireworks went off in the East Bay as everyone anticipates another battle with King James.
Unlike that Rockets-Warriors game, he doesn't know what will happen in Game 1.
Westgate has also taken two bets on longshot Nick Young at 5,000-1.
"I'm still learning, still growing and figuring things out", Durant said.
"One of the most challenging seasons I've had", said James, who may be playing the best basketball of his life right now at the end of his 15th season.
Messi announces desire to play for Newell's Old Boys
It was a convincing - if not surprising - win for a team ranked fifth in the world, 103 places above their opponents. Lionel Messi will be acutely aware that this is nearly certainly his final World Cup at his peak.
Trade war back on with China?
But the White House said on Tuesday that a final list of imports slated for tariffs will be published by 15 June. Trade Representative's office regarding Chinese trade practices and stealing of U.S. intellectual property.
What time, channel is Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 7, on Monday?
But the Rockets' odds will no longer be neck-and-neck to close out the series at home in game 7 with Paul's health in question. The Warriors can get a mismatch on the switch and attack just like Houston does, but it hasn't proven to be as effective.
Weekend sleep-ins are good for you
On the flip side, those who slept more than eight hours a night had higher mortality rates as well. That, Dr Akerstedt said, was perhaps because older individuals got the sleep they needed.
Celtics' Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe)
You still need another edge to separate yourself, and the Celtics know they have an opportunity to get that with their depth. That would likely mean Boston giving up one of either Irving or Hayward in a trade for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.