LeBron needs to take care of the ball better, as he was trying to force things too much against a defense that was ready for him to attack.
"Well, I'm pretty sure that won't happen tomorrow", Durant said with a grin Saturday. He picked up his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs in that Game 4, which triggered an automatic suspension. But that also means the Warriors probably won't miss 15 layups in the first half; Thompson and Draymond won't combine for a 6-for-28 shooting clip.
Kerr, who won a title in his first season with Golden State two years ago, indicated his health was "back where it was before the Portland series".
Game 1 didn't play out the way we thought it would, or at least we hoped it would, so give me your impressions of what we saw and what stood out to you?
Thompsons defensive prowess was evident in Golden States 113-91 victory in Game 1 on Thursday night when Cavaliers players shot 1 for 12 when Thompson was the primary defender, according to ESPN. "It doesn't make a difference what jersey you wear".
Durant matched his postseason career high with 38 points in Game 1 to go with eight rebounds and eight assists, becoming the first player to post a 38-8-8 or better since Kobe Bryant went 40-8-8 in the 2009 Finals against Orlando.
He did none of that in Game 1.
For a start, the game was neck-and-neck until the third quarter when the home side put the game beyond reach and the Cavs realised the jig was up.
"(He's) not in a great rhythm because Steph and KD are playing at a high clip, and they have been in the playoffs", Lue said.
The Warriors, off to a record 13-0 play-off start to match an National Basketball Association post-season win streak record, could become the first National Basketball Association champion to run through four play-off rounds undefeated. The Warriors then had 20 more shots than the Cavaliers attempted, which is a awful situation to be in when you are facing one of the best offensive teams that has ever been assembled in National Basketball Association history. "You can not help if you're guarding Thompson or Curry", Solitaria said, who is rooting for the Cavs but believes that the Warriors will go all the way on Game 6. I don't know if they can win Game 2.
"I don't get caught up in what I've done over the years", James said.
Make them run a lot of pick-and-rolls.
"His length and versatility really helped out....he can play any of the other four positions", said Warriors acting head coach Mike Brown, even joking that Durant could not play center because the Warriors already had so many. "I do a little Karate Kid-type balance drill on my pregame warmups that I got from KD and Steve Nash (a Warriors' development consultant)". I think they also have to protect the paint better.