Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals

This is the first time in NBA history that the same two teams are meeting in the NBA Finals for three straight seasons.

The Golden State Warriors are going to have trouble once again guarding LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

The NBA Finals previous year turned from the coronation of the Warriors' 73-win campaign to a meltdown when they blew a 3-1 series lead, the leaks of which were initiated when Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5.

The Warriors are off to the best start in National Basketball Association play-off history at 12-0, but they had won a record 73 regular-season games last season and felt empty when they could not win the title. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

James, who took home NBA Finals MVP honors last year, is the only non-Boston Celtic to reach the NBA Finals seven years in a row, that in its own a massive feat.

RESERVES: Andre Iguodala, Shawn Livingston, JaVale McGee, Ian Clark, David West and Patrick McCaw vs. Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson. The Warriors could average 120 a game in this series, which would mean a five-game defeat for Cleveland.

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She also told Ali "she does not condone any violence, that provocative art should remain just that: art", he said in a tweet . But there has quickly been online backlash against Griffin from people who feel that she and Shields have gone too far.

Not that anyone expected any different. The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in.

A spokesperson for the LAPD said the vandalism at the home of James was under investigation as being a hate crime and that the slur was painted over by property managers. "I kind of push myself, but I've always looked to see what he was doing".

"The most unfortunate part is that I can't be with my kids right now", James said. "If I don't play up to my standards, that's when I get upset. My only motivation is to be able to compete for a championship every single year". "After we was able to accomplish that past year and we celebrated for a few days, I got right back to work, mentally and physically get my body ready because I wanted to be able to put myself and put our teammates and put our franchise in position where we had an opportunity to do it again". He mad the game-winning shot with 2.2 seconds to play.

"Any time someone beats you, you'd love to play them", Green said. "At the end of the day they're safe, and that's the most important". Listening to the guys who are advising us novice bettors is how I got to be pretty good at picking winners.

This has been one of the most highly anticipated Finals in a long time, as the teams square off for the third straight year, the Warriors having won in 2015 and the Cavs last year. Besides being a 45.9 percent 3-point shooter, third-best in the nation, he was also his league's defensive player of the year.

Draymond Green says he's learned from his costly flagrant fouls a year ago. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

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On Friday, the police said a man was arrested in Moss Side, an impoverished neighborhood nestled south of Manchester city center. Wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt, she said she had won VIP tickets to the Monday night concert at Manchester Arena .

While his priorities remain very much on his family - "basketball comes second", he said - James will now try to put the unfortunate event aside and prepare for the Cavs' clash with the Warriors.

"It feels a little surreal", Brown said. Curry is averaging 28.6 points in the playoffs and looks like a different player than the one who had a knee injury past year.

This trilogy, which begins Thursday night in Oakland, California, and is scheduled to end in mid-June, will leave either Golden State or Cleveland with bragging rights.

He started this season in Sacramento before getting waived in February and joining the Warriors for the stretch run. "And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions and we're not", Kerr said. "It's the right thing to do". He has hit just 38 percent of his shots as his normally reliable jumper has failed him. "I thought he did a good job of that". Obviously shots are falling.

Asked on Media Day if he has tapped into "Minnesota Kevin" and can sustain it while going against the Warriors' Draymond Green, who has given him trouble the past two years in the NBA Finals, Love smiled and said, "He was about 30 pounds heavier and has a bad haircut".

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China claims most of the energy-rich South China Sea , through which about $5 trillion in sea-borne trade passes every year. China's government has also repeatedly asserted that it can do whatever it likes on what it says is its own territory.

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