NBA Finals Off to Very Rough Ratings Start

Kelley Robertson
June 2, 2019

However, Thursday found Drake invading the personal space of Stephen Curry, when he picked something out of the hair of the Golden State Warriors guard.

The Warriors struggled against the Raptors' lengthy, athletic defense in Game 1, sorely missing Durant's ability to get a shot any team he chooses. "We knew we would be down a bit by virtue of both not having two USA markets and we've come off eight years of having LeBron James in the finals". That being said, let's preview a couple potential adjustments for Kerr and the Warriors.

Coach Steve Kerr updated the state of the Warriors' health Friday, saying Iguodala should play in Game 2 while Durant may return for Game 3 on Wednesday when the series shifts to Oakland, Calif.

As well as Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet and Siakam played in Game 1, knocking off the defending champs is going to take a supernova effort, and that's where Leonard needs to get it done. That's our thought and our gut. But it bothered me the most when he left a second time, as a basketball fan.

"I pushed off to run down court and I felt somebody trip me up". "They try to fix things".

So the first thing in my mind was to slow down and process what happened. "I think that's one of the advantages for me".

In a news conference before Game 1 started, as ESPN reports, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke specifically about Drake: "The league office had conversations directly with Drake and his manager, and I think we ended up in a good place..." Draymond recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in Game 1. We'll see where it goes from here.

"He's been given a God-given ability of having a big engine with lots of energy that enables him to play with a certain speed, athleticism, and enables him to work very hard every single day", Nurse said. In that sense, Drake could be useful to the team, if the Warriors use his antics to inspire, rather than irritate, them in Sunday's Game 2.

This Finals is Curry's best chance at winning a Finals MVP. "It's literally day-to-day, we have to see how he's progressing".

"Kevin's not going to play Sunday". I just want to say that.

"It was a great atmosphere", said Kerr. We'll have a practice tomorrow, but he's still progressing.

If Toronto is able to win the title and re-sign Leonard it continues to bodes well for the strategy of smaller market teams trading for a disgruntled star player on the a year ago of his contract and convincing him to stay (obviously beginning with Paul George and Oklahoma City after everyone thought he was a shoe-in to join the Lakers).

The Warriors will look to stride into Scotiabank Arena and even up the series at 1-1 before returning to their final games at Oracle Arena next week. The last possible game in the series will occur on June 16th, if necessary.

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