Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

As James and the Cavaliers prepare to face the Golden State Warriors and their collection of All-Stars in the NBA Finals, he is leaning on the experience he has had in previous postseason matchups against great San Antonio and Boston teams.

The Warriors are stomach-churning scary.

Now, Brown will be facing James as an opponent in the finals. After all, he has slayed behemoths before.

Love doesn't think the Cavs should be considered underdogs against the Golden State Warriors.

"It's probably up there", he said.

"I've never seen (Green) in a better place emotionally", said Steve Kerr, who filled in for acting head coach Mike Brown (flu) during the team's post-practice media availability Monday. "And if you add Pop (Gregg Popovich) in there, that's five Hall of Famers". So, it's going to be very challenging.

"This is a high-powered team". "So, you just take what you can and just be prepared for the unexpected and just stay dialed in as much as you can".

"I've played against Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Paul (Pierce), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers). We all accept it - I especially accept it and I can't wait for the challenge". Cleveland and Golden State have no such issues.

The Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday but Steve Kerr said he has still not fully recovered from the migraines and pain that have plagued him since his back surgery almost two years ago.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during the second half in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Hard to believe, but this version - with Durant - might be even better. Golden State is the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 mark. Durant's move from OKC to The Bay Area was viewed by the public as him jumping on the Warriors' bandwagon, as the Dubs don't even need the services of Durant to be the best team in the West.

"There's definitely a sense of intensity you can feel, it's the air", he said. That's why I'm here talking to you now. "So it makes it even more unsafe when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys". There was plenty of time remaining, of course, so it didn't cost the Warriors the game, but it was a crucial error during one of the biggest games in the franchise's history.

And, breaking it down by spread, there have been 24 NBA Finals games with favorites of seven or more points the last 25 postseasons.

"I don't have any control over what the storyline's going to be".

Maybe James has nothing to fear.


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