Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals

  • Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals

Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals

On the eve of the NBA Finals, a highly anticipated rubber match between his Cavs and the Golden State Warriors, some knucklehead chose to scrawl the N-word across the gate of James' Los Angeles mansion.

No way, you say! "He's competitive and he wants to win, so you can bet that he's not happy about previous year and he's going to go after this one". Durant may have been the leader but he had plenty of help too.

While there has been little intrigue all season long, a ho-hum regular season and predictable start to the playoffs will soon be a distant memory if the Cavs and Warriors produce a memorable series like a year ago.

Curry wound up with 28 points and 10 assists on the night. "But I mean I look at it as, if this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I'm OK with it", James said.

LeBron eventually won me over, mostly because he is very good at basketball.

Speaking of Game 4, that was when Golden State practically handed Cleveland the championship, courtesy of Draymond's fists.

Once again both teams had no trouble taking care of business in the playoffs and here we are again. "But Curry and Durant are on such a roll that it may not matter". In the first half alone they turned the ball over just once while their superior defence forced 12 first-half turnovers on the Cavaliers. If the Cavs lose, people will make fun of LeBron's career record in the Finals.

"He's talked about possibly coaching Game 1". That's partly based on a 73-win Dubs team adding a former league MVP in Kevin Durant.

But eight to 10 straight? It's what we should want - the two best teams on the biggest stage. "That's what you dream about as a kid is to play at the highest level". In the climatic Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, the score was tied at 89 with less than a minute to go. He had four seasons with at least 50 wins, two of them with more than 60 victories.

"Just happy for Mike Brown", Lue continued.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization.

As quickly as the Warriors can put up points, the Cavs can do the same.

Both teams are back, and both teams believe they will win the title.

Brown, who once coached James with the Cavaliers, has emphasized perseverance when dealing with James, especially since Kevin Durant will be dealing with him much of the time.

While the National Basketball Association is hoping the Finals make up for the lackluster postseason preceding it, they shouldn't hold their breath.

Let's get back to those numbers. This was the seventh straight time that LeBron James advanced to the NBA Finals. The Finals have never had a 12-1 team vs. a 12-0 team on this stage. Now-after dropping last year's NBA Finals in seven games-the team is even more loaded thanks to the addition of forward Kevin Durant.

Thompson could be seen being consoled as he came off the floor for the final time late in the game by teammates.

"It's just been such a better progression for Steph this post-season", Kerr, the ailing Golden State coach, told reporters Monday. We are nearly six months into this 2017 year, and so far it's been incredible.