NBA Finals: The Warriors aren't the only team that has improved

Doug Mendoza
May 31, 2017

But I have every intention to coach for a long time. "It's coming, it's coming".

"Golden State have been the best team in our league for the last three years and then they added an MVP [Kevin Durant]". It was then he announced he's taking a leave of absence to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he's experiencing stemming from back surgery from nearly two years ago.

Kerr addressed the media on Monday with Mike Brown out due to food poisoning.

"The whole underdog thing is amusing to me because, yeah, at the end of the day, we are defending our title", Kevin Love said Saturday.

Kerr said he will travel with the Warriors to Cleveland during the series whether or not he is coaching the team.

James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena.

Kerr stepped away from the bench after Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Kerr also raved about how well Brown has handled this "awkward situation". "I'm not sure it's ever happened". And a lot of teams just plain stink.

The Cavs 57-21 regular season doesn't show it, but his current team offer LeBron James his best supporting cast throughout his 12-year National Basketball Association career. And so he has to make those decisions as if it's his team, but he's also taking my advice and counsel behind the scenes. It's not easy, but he's obviously doing a good job. "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better". "But I do know that both teams are better than last year's teams".

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health.

In Games 2-5, Irving became the first player since Dwight Howard in 2009 to score at least 20 points while shooting at least.600 from the floor in four straight playoff games.

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers soundly beat the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to finish off the Eastern Conference Finals and get to the main course.

The Warriors have a star-studded roster led by two former league MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and a team that enters Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday having lost only one game since March 11. I hope we have that chance to make that determination. And that chain of events led to James averaging 36.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 3.0 steals, 3.0 blocks and 2.7 turnovers per game over arguably the greatest three-game stretch by any player in National Basketball Association history.

James left the Heat in the 2014 off-season, with Riley telling Yahoo Sports this past season, "When LeBron left, that was the most shocking thing to me - not to say he was right or wrong - and the most shocking thing to the franchise".

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