Cavs' Kevin Love Still In Concussion Protocol, Game 1 In Jeopardy

Posted May 30, 2018

Kevin Durant totaled 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists for the Warriors, and Klay Thompson chipped in 19 points despite early foul trouble.Curry also produced nine boards, 10 assists and four steals.

The Warriors are 12-point favorites for game one on Thursday.

Hamilton coached James Jones when the two were at the University of Miami, and he coached Okaro White when he played at FSU. Among them is how exhausted the players on each of the teams are right now, especially given the fact that both teams just came off hard seven-games series that went all the way. What's more, the players who came the Cavs' way during a roster overhaul at the February trade deadline played only a minimal role (Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson played a combined 17 minutes while Rodney Hood didn't play). The Warriors were just -300 favorites to win the title a year ago, and the Cavaliers were only +180 underdogs at the start of the series in 2016, which they came back to win after overcoming a 3-1 deficit to stun Golden State. The Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas installed Golden State as a minus-1,000 favorite to win the best-of-seven series, which means bettors have to wager $1,000 on the Warriors to win $100, making them the largest Finals favorites in at least 16 years.

"I'm glad we're going back", Warriors forward Kevin Durant said.

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They'll face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals for the fourth year in a row.

Others aside, the fatigue factor for LeBron James can't be ignored. The veteran scored 14 points on 10 shots in Game 6.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates his team's Western Conference final series victory over the Houston Rockets on May 28.

"We have an opportunity to play for a championship", James told the Associated Press after beating the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. Even if LeBron is playing 48 minutes every night and forcing Steve Kerr to send more help than he'd like to, even if Cleveland's shooters are reliable all series, do you believe in this Cavs team stopping Golden State consistently?

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3 - Cleveland's struggles to defend the fast break have been well known all season.

The Golden State Warriors went into the locker room at half down 11 points to the Rockets.

"We're all focused on winning a championship", Lue said Tuesday before the team flew to California. Sorry for you guys that don't know much about Cedar Point, but it's been a roller coaster.

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I expect both of them to get at Oracle Arena hours before the game and put up hundreds of shots to rediscover their strokes. He is now 7 of 25 from long range-he made one in each of the first two games. "He didn't create those", Kerr said.