Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5
Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5
13 June, 2017, 09:45
Kevin Durant, maligned for leaving a good team to join a great one, listened to the cheers rain down from the Oracle Arena rafters Monday night, finally an National Basketball Association champion, he and the Golden State Warriors having wrested the title away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in an epic Game 5 of the championship series.
Coming off a Game 4 loss in which the Warriors gave up 49 first-quarter points, 86 first-half points and 24 made three-pointers by the Cavaliers, all NBA Finals records, coach Steve Kerr was looking for a much-improved defensive effort from the outset of Game 5.
The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from 3-1 down previous year in dethroning the Warriors.
Irving certainly has experience stepping up on the big occasion at Oracle, particularly when he dropped an incredible 41 points on the Green-less Warriors in Game 5 of last year's Finals. He came through when we needed him the most, and that was tonight, getting 10 rebounds and also dishing out five assists.
"We won three games in a row in the Finals and 15 in a row overall in the playoffs, you just think it's going to happen", Green said Sunday.
"LeBron and Kyrie [Irving] - I've never seen none like them two before".
"I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment", he said.
Former NBA All-Star and TNT guest host Kevin Garnett seemed to be excited about Game 5. I know, LeBron James complains to the officials a too much at times as well, but there are plenty of fouls that aren't called on his opponents exclusively due to the way No. 23 is either faster or bigger than numerous players who guard him.
Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. As the Warriors learned, James and the rest of the Cavs can make a series lead vanish if you let them. Then you have Green, who is able to have technical fouls erased mid-game. Then all of a sudden you get smacked in the face and it's like: Whoa.
"We know that champions don't die".
"They got us where they want us", James said.
"Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing", Lue said.
Cavaliers players have earned almost two-thirds of that $1.58 billion ($926.67 million vs. $641.11 million), but interestingly, Cleveland has paid a much lower proportion of its players' total salaries. Before Game 4, there were grumbles as the Warriors breezed through Games 1 and 2 at home and stole Game 3 on the road to take a 3-0 lead.
Someone asked LeBron this question: How did your approach to the game and your style of play evolve between the first Final you played in (in 2007) and this one?
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Everybody is gravitating to how he's playing, shorter guys who can dominate the game the way he has the last couple of years. Golden State still leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five set for Monday in Oakland, California.
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But at the same time, if you think that wasn't intentional, you have to give Green's defense of his actions the same credence. They like to see two well-matched teams go at each other over the course of a series, especially if it's a seven game series.
If they lose again, Kerr should do the noble thing and take a broken sternum and ensuing hospitalization for the team. LeBron James , Kyrie Irving, and Tristin Thompson are the only players in the series who were drafted by Cleveland .
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Irving scored 40 and James had his third straight Finals' triple-double, finishing with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. And yet, for all the winning and his impeccable behavior, Curry's reputation hasn't landed at a fully satisfying place.
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