Lue said on Wednesday while starting point guard George Hill is likely to be matched up with Curry the most, the Cavaliers coach will be ready to throw everything and the kitchen sink at the former two-time MVP when the finals open Thursday night in Oakland.
"I'd rather do it this way than have nine days to prepare", Kerr said on the "Podcast One Sports Now" show previewing Game 1 of the NBA Finals with host Tim Reynolds. I just think about what I need to do to impact this series, to impact the game, to help my team.
Also on the podcast: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue talks about his health and ESPN's Doris Burke breaks down the series - including why she roots for both LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
Is reaching the NBA Finals this season a bigger accomplishment than doing so in 11 years ago? In their first matchup, on Christmas Day, they lacked talisman Stephen Curry due to an injury.
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet yet again because this is the era of sequels, and I wish this instance was occuring because the basketball-verse had a compelling reason. Their net rating dropped to minus-8.8 when he went to the bench-a number that would be even lower if he were allowed any more time to rest. And with his Finals foe determined as the Warriors for the fourth straight season, he shifted to his physical prep for the series on Tuesday. One of the Warriors' biggest annoyances during the Western Conference finals was P.J. Tucker. And of course, the Warriors are at their best when they go with none of the above, using Draymond Green as the center in a small-ball lineup.
James recalled saying this season that "this is the best I've felt in my career". The Warriors sure could use his presence against King James, who is making an eighth straight Finals appearance.
Even with Iguodala sidelined, Golden State has a preponderance of talent.
"So numbers and things like that kind of take care of itself".
"Teams have had their opportunities to beat the Cavs over the last four years and teams have had opportunities to beat the Warriors over the last four years", James said. And this is one of them. "We're gonna miss that, but we're just going to have to play a different style of basketball without him being here".
Unlike that Rockets-Warriors game, he doesn't know what will happen in Game 1. "Just reminds me a lot of guys I played with back in the day when you see Horace Grant, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, just something about winning a championship with those guys that you will never forget, and it's a bond that can't be broken".
"The level that I can play at is to be seen, but the level that I put into the game and put into my craft is who I am", he said.
"Obviously James is going to have to be great. and they are going to have to be lights out from the three-point line to have a chance to win a game", said Van Gundy.
The former International Monetary Fund official said he was deeply honored by the task, and would put his best efforts in the bid. Mattarella rejected the coalition's choice of Paolo Savona , a controversial Euro-skeptic professor, as minister of the economy.
Kennedy airport on a flight from Beijing. "The conversation is going to be focused on denuclearization of the peninsula". Separate meetings are being held in Singapore to discuss logistics such as the shape of the table and protocol issues.
"There was no Collusion", the president added, "except by the Democrats!" Four Trump associates have been charged. Fifteen minutes later, however, Trump refocused his attention on bigger issues facing his administration.
Iran-backed Shi'ite militias, often spearheaded by Lebanon's Hezbollah, have played a critical role fighting in support of Assad. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that only the Syrian military should be on the country's southern border.
President Donald Trump as the outlier. "We continue to be quite willing and indeed eager to have further discussions", Ross said. If the tariffs go into effect, the USA would levy a 25% tax on European steel and 10% tax on the bloc's aluminium.
The White House also announced new restrictions on Chinese investment and US exports of high-tech goods to China. The Donald Trump administration stated that it would crack down on "illegal" Chinese trade practices by June 30.
Fans booed Rudy Giuliani at Yankee Stadium after the team announced that the former mayor was in attendance for his 74th birthday. In 1997, he became the first Republican since 1941 to win a second term as New York City Mayor.
However, after a 16-day continuous rise, the Indian Oil Corporation announced that the price has actually been lowered. A ONE paisa cut is not a suitable response to the " Fuel Challenge" I threw you last week", Gandhi said.
Pret's private equity owner, Bridgepoint, bought the chain at the height of the buyout boom in 2008 for 500 million euros. JAB is said to be preparing to open more Pret locations in the USA , drawing on its background in coffee to drive growth.
Each game has its own storefront, and Valve reviews and approves those storefronts before developers can sell their games. Developer Revived Games has placed a disclaimer on its store front stating: " Please do not take any of this seriously ".