2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
51-31, 1st in Central
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9hChris Haynes

Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he's still not ready to return to the bench as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery he underwent nearly two years ago.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr says as of now, he will not be coaching Game 1 of The Finals on Thursday. But he added that it's still up in the air.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

What's left for the Cavs before Thursday's Game 1? Tyronn Lue: "Tomorrow's a fly day, so we won't be practicing tomorrow. Wednesday we'll get a chance to go over, get some shooting and go over a couple things if we can. Then game time."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving said the fact that the Finals will involve seven All-Stars from this season, the most since the 1983 Finals, sums up the competition that is ahead. "It's destined to be some great basketball and it's worth it to watch," Irving said. "It's great for our league, it's great for the culture and it's great for the game, ultimately. To see all the great players going at it on one court, you know we're just appreciative of all the fans that we have of the game of basketball in the NBA, you just never take that for granted as well because I mean they are tuning in just to watch us put a basketball in the hoop and as simple as that sounds."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving channeled Phil Collins when previewing the Finals on Monday. "What we all feel, there's definitely a sense of intensity that you can feel," he said. "It's in the air. Just by the way things went. It's natural, so. We all accept it. I especially accept it. I can't wait for the challenge."

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First Take makes its NBA Finals picks (2:04)
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Green will play head games with Love (2:16)
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Durant gave up illusion that anyone can contend in the West (2:56)
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Warriors are LeBron's greatest obstacle (2:24)
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Davis thinks Thompson will be the difference in Finals (2:13)
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1dDave McMenamin

LeBron eyes another Finals 'challenge' vs. GS

LeBron James knows he and the Cavaliers will face a challenge in the NBA Finals from the Warriors. But James has faced tough tests before in his postseason career.

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LeBron: No one's taken 2 different franchises to 4 Finals (0:59)
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LeBron knows about legendary teams (1:06)

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

LeBron James says, "I am honored and happy to be apart of the Finals again."

ESPN Stats and Information  

Last year's NBA Finals saw Kyrie Irving hold the edge over Steph Curry in a handful of notable statistical categories. So far this postseason, Curry is averaging 28.6 PPG with a field goal percentage of 50.2 compared to Irving's 24.5 PPG on 46.6 percent shooting.

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Did You Know: LeBron looking to climb Finals rankings (0:25)

ESPN Stats and Information  

In the last 20 years, there has been a difference in days of rest before the Finals of at least three days nine times. The more-rested team in these situations has a 5-4 series record, including the Cavaliers' win last season (five days to the Warriors' two).

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Love: 'Underdog thing is funny to me' (1:09)
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2dDave McMenamin

Love: Cavs' underdog label 'funny to me'

Kevin Love took exception to the idea that the Cavaliers are heavy underdogs against the Warriors in the NBA Finals, noting that Cleveland enters the series as the defending champion.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Limited time between games doesn't faze LeBron James. The King's offensive numbers have fluctuated very little between one, two, or three or more days of rest this season.

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Warriors y Cavaliers, de vuelta a la Final (1:20)
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4dMartín Bater | ESPN Digital

Los 10 mejores partidos de LeBron James en los playoffs

En Cleveland lo veneran, en Miami lo recuerdan, y la NBA lo ha inmortalizado como máximo anotador de la historia de los playoffs. Estos son 10 de los partidos más memorables que lo llevaron a la cima superando a Michael Jordan.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.34th
Rebounds Per Game43.812th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed107.220th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293