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NBA Finals pick up where they left off

NBA Finals pick up where they left off

Golden State Warriors acting head coach Mike Brown is returning to the NBA Finals to face his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Warriors point guard has faced off against LeBron James countless times. The Warriors were up 3-1 in 2016 before Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5. As good as Durant and Curry have been, and as good as they are, Green could be Golden State's most important player.

Durant, who is the 2014 NBA MVP, is eligible for the 10-year veteran maximum contract after signing a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Warriors last season.

The wait finally ends Thursday night. He underwent a procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak on May 5 at Duke University but said he is still ailing and in debilitating pain. Steph is healthier this time and Golden State's defense will be the deciding factor in a close one.

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In just about 24 hours the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

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"We talk about guys setting the tone. You don't care who you've got to take down, you just want to take whoever that is down". It worked in 2015, but not so much past year.

Thompson has been stellar on the defensive end even when his shot has been off and will likely be counted on at times to slow down Irving, who scored 98 points in the final three games past year, including the series-clinching 3-pointer. Love has averaged a quiet 13.8 points in the postseason but should be eager to pick it up against a Celtics team that knocked him out of the 2015 playoffs when he became tangled with Olynyk and dislocated his shoulder. "That gives us a chance in any game".

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The Cavaliers flew into San Francisco on Tuesday, taking a team photo once they arrived that Cleveland forward Kevin Love posted on Instagram. Steve Kerr will likely watch again from behind the scenes as he deals with continued complications following back surgery almost two years ago.

I know. You could argue that's James in both cases, but the Warriors do have a semi-answer when it comes to defending him, that being Draymond Green. Everyone expected these two teams to get here once again, especially after Kevin Durant made the decision to join the Warriors in the off-season.

Cleveland isn't too shabby, with a 12-1 record heading into the finals.

According to CBS Sports, six of the seven National Basketball Association experts believe that Warriors will finally have the championship this time against the Cavs. The prediction has now changed, however, as the company believes the Warriors will win. "So as long as I perform at this stage now and play my hardest, that's all I can ask for. It's been working up to this point, so I can't change what I'm doing".

Jake Guentzel, Matt Murray lead Penguins to more thievery
Though they're up 2-0 in the series , the Penguins have actually been on the receiving end for most of the six periods so far. Nashville dropped Game 1 on Monday 5-3 despite holding Pittsburgh without a shot on goal for 37 consecutive minutes .

NO WORRY FROM CURRY: After a knee injury in the playoffs and a quick turnaround following the conference finals, Curry wasn't in top shape last June.


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