Add to that the fact that the Cavaliers know they face an uphill battle to come back and beat Golden State, and I think the odds have swung heavily in favor of the team from the Bay.
But coach Steve Kerr, who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to deal with complications arising from back surgery, joked afterwards: "We have very little talent actually, it's mostly coaching!"
With Klay Thompson also falling short with only 13 points to his posted 19.5, that meant three of the six players with totals all around town - Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love being the others - went under. They were eight-point favorites despite having to play without suspended forward Draymond Green. A key player the past two years because of his relentless rebounding and hard-nosed play, Thompson had been mostly invisible the first three games with just 11 rebounds. We did a good job of that. "We're going to earn it". With the Oracle crowd going insane tonight, the home team's running game will return and that is the key in beating Cleveland's older and slower defense.
After getting his own back this time around, Durantsaid: "He averaged a triple-double - you just can't stop the guy - but we got him".
Irving scored 40 points in the Game 5 win at Golden State a year ago, hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 7 and scored 40 more on Friday, raising his average in those elimination games to 32.5 points per game. Let's make sure you're playing and I get to watch. "If they make tough threes over us when can nearly live with those instead of the stare down, rhythm - you can make a sandwich before someone can out there and you knock it down".
Bringing defensive help against Curry leaves someone else open for a pass and scoring opportunity, Durant warned. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical.
"We'll just come and play our game, continue to build on what we've been doing since Day 1 of training camp", said Warriors star Kevin Durant, attempting to brush all distractions aside. Then, in the third quarter, Green was called for another technical, which would have forced him to be ejected from the game. Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s. No one will question their heart or effort if they play hard and lose. If you have $133,000 sitting around in the bank account and can freely spend it on some Warriors tickets, who among us can judge?
The Warriors want to celebrate in front of their home crowd.
"It would be a great night to get it done", Curry said.
Don't ever give up on this team, Cavs fans. "They boo me and thought I had a tech I didn't have, so that wasn't sharp" Green said. Fans who are not season-ticket holders had a chance to buy Game 5 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday.
See from Fintan O'Toole of the Irish Times, from last month: " What connects Brexit, the DUP, dark money and a Saudi prince? ". At least one senior party member has defended creationism, the theory that the world was created by God 10,000 years ago.
The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from 3-1 down previous year in dethroning the Warriors. As the Warriors learned, James and the rest of the Cavs can make a series lead vanish if you let them.
He also strongly asserted the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation did indeed meddle in the 2016 election. What the public learned in this much-anticipated bombshell hearing was that Comey seems to be the one telling the lies.
The Golden State Warriors have been a favorite for most of the playoffs series, and little has changed with the Finals. And they were desperate and they outplayed us. "When he's getting 39 points off 2s, you can live with that".
As a power broker in the Middle East, Russia is obviously interested in driving wedges between major Arab nations and the US. Qatar is the site of the largest U.S. military base in the region and the launching point of numerous U.S.
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 .
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.
A majority of voters also believe that the president's tweets are a detriment to national security, according to the poll . The world now looks to the President's tweets in order to know what he - and thus the USA - thinks.
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Money for Northern Ireland will undoubtedly be part of their demands, and Mrs May will expect that. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.
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But it also a fragmented mess that is completely antithetical to Apple's tight control over both its hardware and its software . Apple is obviously still making tablets and so does Samsung but a lot of other companies have already retired from the race.
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That includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports , allowing users to connect up to two separate 5K monitors while connecting two RAIDs. Major carrier Sprint has just announced that it has started to sell the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets today.
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Apple recently unveiled the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro , and its price starts at $799, just like the new Surface Pro from Microsoft . The case comes for both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads, and is already up for sale in Apple Stores as well as e-commerce portals.
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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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Both Hamilton and Bottas seemed to manage the temperatures well so far this weekend, so the mood chez Mercedes is more upbeat. When Force India's Sergio Perez moved up into third position, that was the trigger for the Scuderia to make their move.
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Rather than securing the landslide victory she craved, May saw her party lose seats and fail to secure a majority in Parliament. May experienced a gradual slide during the campaign period, in which a wide gap between the Conservatives and Labour narrowed.
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He took no questions. "There might be a tape", Comey said. "I can definitely say the president is not a liar", Sanders said. The president's speech took place near the end of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the U.S.