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NBA: Warriors reportedly irked at Perkins for Curry run-in A look at 2018 NBA Finals Game 1 and 2 Kevin Durant play
Lucia Summers | 14 June, 2018, 10:03

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant celebrates with the trophy after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA championship in Cleveland.

The Golden State Warriors did not hold back against the Cavaliers, putting together an incredible team performance in Cleveland. The Cavaliers probably should have won Game 1 and had a great chance to win Game 3, but there's no doubting who the better team is. Than decision part 2 when he announced his return to Cleveland in 2014 and finally getting them their first major sports title in 52 years back in 2016. Having taken place on a Friday night, ratings themselves weren't necessarily going to match up with games that are played during the week or on Sundays. "I'm hard on myself a lot of times, but I've got to realize I've only been coaching for 2½ years". In only his second game back from an injury that sidelined him for six games, the veteran swingman gave the Warriors 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers along the way. The difference between this season and the difference between my first year in Miami, we didn't have many injuries at all.

"I let the emotions get the best of me, " James said. There were pre-game conversations that superstar LeBron James might be playing his last game in Cavaliers uniform for he will be a free agent by July 1.

Therefore, I tasked a handful of Blue Man Hoop's writers to provide me with their reasoning as to whether Curry was, in fact, robbed of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.

The San Antonio Spurs would also make sense for Lebron James.

Durant averaged 28.8 points in the series, along with 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists.

Tyson Fury beats Sefer Seferi in comeback fight
The contest at times resembled a pantomine with Fury gurning and throwing his arms into the air through much of the opening round.

The Cleveland Cavaliers can offer LeBron James the most money in free agency, and that is their one distinct advantage.

Four-time MVP James was sensational for Cleveland in the playoffs, especially in the Finals against the Warriors. So wherever that puts us in the conversation in the history of the National Basketball Association or, you know, titles around dynasty and all that type of stuff, I'm a three-time champ. His decision, whatever it is, could mean Kevin Love gets traded.

Durant is one of 30 players to win the award.

Right now, the most popular predictions for James' destination have been the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, with his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers also strongly in the mix. You don't just have to assemble a roster that can challenge Golden State, but you have to do it at close to their price.

The men from the Bay Area have had no answer for the four-time MVP and although they managed to sweep his Cavs team this year, Kerr still recognises his dominance on the floor. So if you make a mistake, they're going to make you pay. All I can tell you is we're going to sit down and do our planning on how we're going to improve the team for the future and setting ourselves up in the future.

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