Ranking the 5 teams most likely to win the 2019 NBA Finals

Annette Crawford
June 12, 2018

Monday night and explained to the talk-show host how J.R. brainfarting and running the wrong way at the end of regulation to start the series essentially ended the Cavs. He did us a great service.

There's more. Durant says there will be no summer of drama when it comes to his Bay Area future - "cause he ain't about to leave the Dubs" dynasty yet. Even with him, though, Golden State needed a Game 7 comeback just to defeat the Houston Rockets on the road and reach the Finals this year, but the beat-down of Cleveland seemed to reinforce the notion for some that the National Basketball Association has lost its competitive balance. He's earned that, to kind of lay out the terms.

Durant, who has worn the No. 35 all throughout his career with Texas, Oklahoma City and now Golden State, averaged 28.8 points during the Warriors' four-game sweep of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, which ended Friday.

Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you".

"In the entirety of last year's playoffs, Durant had 37 isolation possessions, via Synergy Sports", Moore wrote. I pride myself on working hard wherever I go. But Kevin Durant prefers his sweatpants over suits, he revealed in Lee Jenkins' profile for Sports Illustrated.

The comments were a surprise to many, including those who cover the team closely, who seemed to have very little idea what West could be referring to. "I didn't think it was anything unusual given the state of our team, what we've been through and the length of this journey. I don't know, I'll stay on my side". "So I'm not trying to go out there and force anything".

"You never really get exactly what you want", Myers said.

It's still sinking in for Kerr just how much success the Warriors have had during this four-year stretch since he became coach ahead of the 2014-15 season. "I know they're going to view it as a ideal career no matter what".

And while the Warriors will always think big, the truth is that if Golden State wants to go for a third-straight title next year, they'll have to make some changes to this roster - specifically to the bench.

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