Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

The third consecutive best-of-seven title showdown between the Warriors and Cavaliers opens Thursday with Golden State's 2015 win and Cleveland's stinging rally from 3-1 down last June adding to the anticipated drama for two superstar-filled squads.

"When we look at it, this is just a blip on the radar in terms of our whole life". LeBron is the best player. James is 3-4 overall in the finals. In that series, San Antonio swept James and the Cavaliers. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason.

"Even though it's [racism] concealed most of the time". Fans live and breathe for the days of the Celtics and Lakers in the 1980's, the Bulls in the 1990's, the Spurs and Lakers in the 2000's, and for whatever team LeBron James is on in the 2010's.

It's not the first time the Raiders have gone this route of support.

From a local stand point, the All Star Game got taken from Charlotte. Same as it was in 2015, when the Golden State Warriors took the title in six games. "We see that every day", Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said of James. "It's a failure now".

So good are the Warriors, who have finished with the NBA's best record in each of the last three seasons and added four-times scoring champion Durant last offseason, that Van Gundy referred to the 2015 National Basketball Association champions as a "dynasty". Without Green in game 5, and then without center Andrew Bogut due to injury, the Cavaliers began their improbable comeback.

All I have to say is, this thing better be worth the wait.

Miami avoided elimination with a 103-100 overtime victory in Game 6. "It's been working up to this point, so I can't change what I'm doing". "The ultimate. I'm at a loss for words".

"We lost one (finals), we won two and we lost another one", James said.

As fans we can only hope for the seven-game thriller we received a year ago.

A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an National Basketball Association 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout. "Not proud of the way we played (in this series)".

Steve Kerr has not coached the Golden State Warriors since Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers as he seeks a remedy for the painful after effects of the back surgery he had two years ago. Will Stephen Curry ever realize how bad his mouth piece looks hanging out of his face? "That gives us a chance in any game". This postseason, Love is averaging 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds, personal bests with the Cavs. If they aren't, once again I ask, what is the reason to watch? "I think the team will be fine no matter what we do". It's not like Cleveland is down 3-1 - oops, that being the deficit it rallied from past year to shock the hoops world.