Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers not panicking after Game 1 loss

The Golden State Warriors are hoping for better shooting while the Cleveland Cavaliers are seeking sharper play pretty much across the board in the wake of Golden State's 113-91 triumph in Game 1 on Thursday.

Cleveland forward LeBron James said the top-seeded Golden State Warriors are among the best teams he has seen but is confident his Cavaliers can avenge their blowout loss in Game One when the teams meet again on Sunday.

There is a chance Warriors coach Steve Kerr, out since Game Three of the play-offs with complications due to back surgery, could return on Sunday. In Game 1, the do-it-all forward accumulated 9 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block.

Durant was able to get into the lane and throw down dunks easily, while Curry had plenty of wide open three point shots. Overcommit to the lane, and their shooters will tee off from three-point range.

Kerr will coach Golden State from the bench tonight, the first time he has done so since April 19. "We can play at a high tempo as well as in transition and in half-court". "The bigs are wrestling down there, and I'm going to keep wrestling down there and get me some offensive rebounds". "That's a mindset. We need to be super assertive, super aggressive on the defensive end". "But we can play better".

If Cavs are to emerge victorious, they also need to make sure that they are tight on Curry and Durant, and stop them from scoring easy baskets.

"They're a good team. Most of the time it's going to be a touchdown going the other way".

In the first part of the clip below, you can hear someone yelling "Brick!" before Durant shot his free throw, and see the player staring them down afterwards. "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. "They took Game 1 the last three years, so, we know there are some things that we can correct".

Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn't have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league's best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.

"We had a lot of unforced turnovers". He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving.

Those numbers aren't going to cut it against a juggernaut Warriors team. If - and it's a huge if - the Warriors can go 16-0 to win the National Basketball Association title, you have to give them serious consideration as the best National Basketball Association team of all time. This isn't an effort thing, it's just personnel - Kyle Korver can't guard anyone, and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tried to go with Channing Frye but has given up on that experiment. That's something we can definitely clean up.

Taking care of the ball will be equally important after that became a major problem in the opener for Cleveland, which committed 20 turnovers in an uncharacteristically sloppy game.

Kerr took a leave of absence after Game 2 of Golden State's first-round series with the Portland Trail Blazers. Right now, it seems that no matter how hard he can try or any stat line he can put up, it just won't cut it.