"He is now listed as out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals and will be re-evaluated again prior to Game 2", the statement said.More news: Controversial burqa ban now a reality
"Durant's points per game average is a little higher and Curry hasn't played that well in any of [Golden State's] three previous Finals", Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker John Murray told ESPN.
Arguably the greatest team of all time will be taking on arguably the greatest player of all time, and there's something tragically attractive about the absurd things LeBron James is going to do while pushing his boulder up the hill of a vastly superior opponent.More news: Syria's Assad threatens to attack area under US-backed Kurds
The Cavaliers were also underdogs when they defeated the Warriors in 2016. "If we win this championship and I don't win Finals MVP, I'm going to be smiling just as wide and just as big". The Rockets would've wrapped up the series if Paul had just suited up. Golden State beat No. 7 San Antonio 4-1, No. 6 New Orleans 4-1 and No. 1 Houston 4-3 for the Western Conference title. "I don't even think that far [ahead]". "I think it's very humbling that cities and organizations want me to play for them, especially at this point and juncture in my career".
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For all of James' supernatural, otherworldly ability to dominate as a 33-year-old in his 15th National Basketball Association season, he'll need more help than he received in the Eastern Conference finals. They marched through the Eastern Conference. But we just got to get out there and play free and see what happens. "My concern is how can I impact this series to help my team win a championship". "I felt like the odds were against us from the summer". Cleveland needs "to be lights-out from three-point line to have a chance to win a game". People aren't going to be as excited. "That doesn't get talked about a lot", James said. Few players played the entire season with the superstar, and the one with the most minutes and who had the only other stable starting job in the regular season was the eminently dependable JR Smith (not a great sign), while Kevin Love was used for the post-season. "LeBron James being in the Finals is never bad for business", he said, "and obviously the Warriors are such a team of superior talent that Durant, Curry, Thompson, you know, they are going to always be a big draw".