Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end

Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end”

We are at the outset of the most anticipated and potentially greatest NBA Finals of all time with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for an unprecedented third consecutive final (the Warriors took Game 1, 113-91 over the Cavs; Game 2 is Sunday, June 4). Draymond Green had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists playing all game in foul trouble and Shaun Livingston scored 10 off the bench.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue admits after the game that he's never seen a team as dominant as Golden State. Thirty-eight, 8, 8, zero turnovers? I mean that's - we're real tough to beat when he's doing that.

The Canadian star has to create extra possessions on the offensive glass, he has to protect the rim defensively, grab boards to get the Cavaliers going in transition and he has to at least neutralize Golden State's Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee.

During his pre-game press conference, Curry explained what the team needs to do in order to take a 2-0 lead in the series come Sunday. Given Golden State's absurdly good offense and defensive abilities, they simply won't lose when they turn it over just four times.

LeBron has been fantastic all postseason, but picked a really bad game to struggle against the NBA's best team. "We made a lot of mistakes; they capitalized". There's nothing really needs to be said. We can do better job of getting him going early. But after the game, he said he felt fine and just needed some food and wine two feel better. The total sit the betting board as 221.5 and has dropped down to 220.5.

Q: Do you let yourself think back to past year with your Game 2 loss.

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' loss in the 2017 NBA Finals opener, LeBron James was quick to point out one reason behind their demoralizing defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

The 32-year-old playmaker has won a road game in 35 of 38 playoff series over his 12 National Basketball Association playoff campaigns, last failing to do so with Cleveland against Orlando in the 2009 Eastern Conference finals. It will be interesting to see if history repeats itself this year. This summer, Sam will be covering local youth sports for Village Green; however, he's starting with National Hockey League and NBA finals previews.

He did none of that in Game 1. - Covers Expert Steve Merril.

James won his first of three championships against his rival Durant, but that rivalry has now come full circle with Golden State and Cleveland meeting for the third time in as many years to determine the 2017 National Basketball Association champs.

"When you turn the ball over, that's when they become very risky because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the three-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defence", James said. Cleveland is one of the best teams at identifying mismatches and exposing them. We have to be aggressive getting to the basket or making the right passes and right play. You are talking one of the best players in the game.

Durant and Curry combined for 66 points and 18 assists, moving the Warriors three straight wins from becoming the first team to go unbeaten on the way to a title. "He does so much for us on the defensive end, his presence just on the floor as a threat to shoot even if he doesn't get an attempt up".

"You can not simulate what they bring to the table", James, whose Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers in the loss, said after the game. "That's what makes them tough".

Cavaliers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs.

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