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Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations”

The Warriors are making history of their own by being the first team in the National Basketball Association to sweep the playoffs through three rounds, with a flawless 12-0 record entering the finals.The Cleveland Cavaliers were not far off with a 12-1 record after sweeping the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors and losing only one game to the Boston Celtics in game 3.

NOTES: Cavaliers SF LeBron James connected on two 3-pointers, the second of which moved him past SG Reggie Miller (320) for second place on the NBA's all-time postseason list. The 2017 NBA Finals begin Thursday night, and here's how you can tune in.

"When it's all said and done, when all of our careers are over with, I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of looking back like we had some good times playing the game that we loved".

Curry made a point to do everything necessary for Durant to make a smooth transition incorporating into the offense, even if that meant his own numbers were down a year after his second MVP and another record 402 3-pointers as Golden State topped the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins record going 73-9.

Almost seven months later the Cavs and Warriors have become the first team in NBA Finals history to face each other in three consecutive years. The Warriors didn't so much lose those last three games so much as LeBron single-handedly lifted the Cavs in one of the greatest three-game runs in National Basketball Association playoff history.

This NBA Finals is in uncharted territory.

The Cavaliers also turned the ball over four more times, giving them 16 to that point of the game.

Speaking in Oakland, where his Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, James said, "if this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I'm OK with it".

The 47-year-old Brown had a 305-87 record with the Cavs, leading them to the franchise's first appearance in the NBA Finals in 2007, Now, he will do everything in his power to thwart their attempt to repeat as NBA champions after a record-setting comeback from 3-1 series deficit to a 4-3 victory in the 2016 Finals. "That's the only pressure I worry about", Durant said.

"Any time someone beats you, you'd love to play them", Green said.

The Warriors are 12-0 in these playoffs and 10-0 since Brown took the reins.

When asked what the complimentary players on the Cavs can do to help pick up the slack, James added, "Just to be themselves and do what they have done throughout the course of the season, throughout the course of the last couple years". SI's Mitch Goldich is also here with some. more lukewarm takes on Cavs-Warriors III. "So this is about four months of hard work right here". "I think they would say the same thing about us". "We tried a few different things-and let's not forget, he was phenomenal in a few games". He actually looked exhausted, which is the furthest thing you'd expect from someone we basically view as a superhuman basketball playing machine at this point. He is one of the best shooters I have ever seen. But the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit previous year, winning the title in seven games.

This marks the first time in National Basketball Association history the same two teams played in three straight Finals and just the fourth time it has happened in the four major sports leagues.

The Cavaliers are led by forward LeBron James, who averaged 26.4 points per game during the regular season. "If I don't play up to my standards, then that's what - that's when I get upset". "We had some bunnies around the rim we didn't finish that we normally finish". "I want to annihilate them".

The LeBron milestone I nearly missed:Congrats to @KingJames of the @cavs on passing @ReggieMillerTNT for 2nd place on the #NBAPlayoffs Three-Pointers Made list!



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