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Golden State Warriors know Cleveland Cavaliers could steal title with Kyrie Irving
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Golden State Warriors respect and perhaps even fear LeBron James.
But they know the future Hall of Famer can’t beat them by himself in a seven-game series. The 2015 NBA Finals proved that, the Cavaliers losing to Golden State in six games.
The Cavs were without Kevin Love (shoulder surgery) when the 2015 Finals opened. Kyrie Irving fractured his kneecap in the opener of those 2015 Finals. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
#CavsWarriors Game 1 Preview – June 1, 2017
Author: Staff Report
After defeating the Boston Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the defending NBA Champion Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals. Tipoff for Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors from Oracle Arena is at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
Cleveland and Golden State have split the last two NBA Finals, with the Cavaliers defeating the Warriors 4-3 in the 2016 Finals to become the first team in league history to overcome a 3-1 Finals series deficit and earn their first NBA championship. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
The Wine & Gold reach the Finals for third straight season and fourth time in franchise history (2007, 2015, 2016, 2017).
Cavaliers notebook: LeBron James appreciates coach Tyronn Lue’s calm demeanor
Author: George Thomas
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal
INDEPENDENCE: The look on Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s face rarely gives much away unless a situation is especially over the top one way or another.
Questionable foul? The same look. Scoring run by the opposing team? Same look. Even in the midst of last year’s NBA Finals, Lue didn’t unpack any emotions until the championship trophy was in his team’s clutches.
That’s what LeBron James appreciates about Lue, and his coach said Sunday it’s just who he is. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
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- (5/29) LeBron James and the Warriors? He’s beaten teams like them before Cleveland.com
- (5/29) LeBron James: Tyronn Lue’s calm demeanor helping sometimes-chaotic Cavaliers Cleveland.com
- (5/29) Cavaliers’ LeBron James ready for challenge of Kevin Durant, ‘one of the most dangerous guys’ in the world Akron Beacon Journal
- (5/29) Beyond the records: LeBron thinks Cavs and Warriors are better than last season The Athletic
- (5/29) Tyronn Lue drawing up winners for Cavs at crucial times The Athletic
- (5/29) Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James confident, in familiar territory as NBA Finals loom News-Herald
- (5/29) Thrice is nice: Cavs-Warriors three-quel a real rarity in major sports history Chronicle-Telegram
- (5/29) LeBron James has a healthy respect for the Warriors, but feels ‘very good’ about Cavaliers’ chances Chronicle-Telegram
- (5/29) Source Lunch with … Rafael Hernandez Brito Crain’s Cleveland
- (5/29) LeBron, Cavaliers set to face ‘a beast’ Toledo Blade
- (5/29) LeBron James Is No Stranger To Facing Super Teams, Likes Cavs Chances Against Warriors 92.3 The Fan
- (5/29) Dribbles: Cavs, Warriors making rivalry memories Amico Hoops
- (5/29) Numbers preview: The Finals – Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA.com
- (5/29) LeBron James to lean on experience in latest Finals challenge vs. Warriors ESPN.com
- (5/29) 2017 NBA Finals: Strengths, weaknesses and myths for the Cavs and Warriors CBSSports.com
- (5/29) One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison With Michael Jordan NY Times
- (5/29) The NBA Finals Never Get Any Easier For LeBron SI.com
- (5/29) NBA Finals tale of the tape: Breaking down Cavaliers-Warriors III from every angle FoxSports.com
- (5/29) NBA Finals: Predictions for Cavaliers-Warriors, Round 3 USA Today
- (5/29) LeBron James is among the greatest, and let’s leave it at that Boston Globe
- (5/29) Warriors’ perimeter defense faces daunting task vs. Cleveland SFGate.com
- (5/29) Already a Warriors nemesis, Kyrie Irving enters Finals on a scary roll Mercury News