Warriors confirm Iguodala to miss NBA Finals opener


Check out the full tv schedule for the 2018 NBA Finals below, including tonight's Game 1 that is scheduled to tipoff at 9pm ET. "So numbers and things like that kind of take care of itself".

The Golden State Warriors will continue to be without forward Andre Iguodala during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the team announced Wednesday.

The numbers show Lue's concern is genuine.

His 34-point, 9.2-rebound, 8.8-assist average marks him as the most formidable potential opponent the Warriors could face with James chasing a fourth championship in what could be his final year with Cleveland. Meanwhile, Golden State employs two of the best five basketball players on the planet and four of the top 20. James now has a slight edge, with his 28.83 points per game placing him fourth and slightly ahead of Durant, who has averaged 28.75.

King James stands in the way of a Warriors repeat, just as he did in spoiling that quest for Golden State and leading the Cavs to a championship two years ago with a Game 7 win on the Warriors' home court, where they have now won 17 of the last 18 postseason games. Missing 3-point shots would be disastrous - the Rockets missed 27 straight 3-pointers in Game 7 - because the Warriors will turn the long rebounds into fast breaks.

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First quarter, 6:50, 15-12 Cavs: The Cavaliers are off to a quick 15-12 lead. Warriors vs. Cavaliers in 4th straight NBA FinalsBut the rubber match was a mismatch, and the Warriors are expected to win just as easily this time.

"We've been watching a little bit of film, trying to figure out how the other guys fit in around him and where some of their tendencies are". That he would even try to achieve all of these ends at once, let alone enjoy such success in having done so, is simply unprecedented. "Making some progress, [but] it's slower than we expected".

A good part of that is because they got into halfcourt duels with San Antonio and Houston, but it's also because they were too willing to fall into the isolation game.

"And then Nick hits the transition three. from that moment, it just felt like 'OK, we're right there.' And we just need the typical Steph Curry flurry, and then that's what came next".

James and his Cavaliers teammates arrived at Oracle Stadium in Oakland sporting matching ensembles.