The Golden State Warriors are back in The Finals for a fifth straight year, looking for a third straight championship. The Raptors are making their first National Basketball Association championship appearance versus a Warriors squad in its fifth straight final and chasing a fourth title over that span. "We're here and we are ready to win it". Following Kerr's joke that he told the media on Monday, comparing him to Burr would be a huge slap to the face to the MA amusing man.
Also, just in case anyone was curious, it will be the first NBA Finals without LeBron James since the Lakers beat the Celtics in seven games in 2010.More news: Barty ends Anisimova's run to reach French Open final
"They've done it at a really high level for a long time now and they play really well". So with this, I see the series tied 1-1 coming out of Oracle. When they host Game 3 of the NBA Finals, it'll have been 20 days since Golden State's last home game. Golden State will be minus forward Kevin Durant (calf) for Thursday's contest.
"I'm not, I'm not anxious about Drake", Kerr said, to set things up. "Obviously from a guard being able to shoot that far out just opens the floor up so much". At the least, having him make the trip forces the Raptors to consider him playing as a possibility for Sunday. "That's my whole goal, to make sure I get better with each day that comes". "Nobody really wants to banged on, touched, held and grabbed". A guy like that, who is a really good shooter against contest, you can't really give him free looks and let him feel free and easy. Regardless, we will likely see Durant walk away from the Warriors and possibly the Western Conference in general after the conclusion of the Finals. It doesn't matter how we got here.More news: Shahid Kapoor looks chic and elegant in all black outfit
Toronto hasn't been exactly chopped liver in the playoffs, going 8-2 at Scotiabank Arena. During their first four Finals berths, a total of 25 different players have scored points in the championship series.
"An offensive scorer who's been scoring at that clip but can still be a dominant defensive player is pretty special", VanVleet said.More news: With iOS 13, You Can Know Where The Apps Tracked You
"They play better when people doubt them, when people disrespect them", Shaq said.