Lue added: "With Isaiah [Thomas] going down, that's 29 points a game, and now you got to scheme and try to do something for a whole 'nother system".
Also last season, the Warriors were trying to validate a record-breaking 73-victory regular season, and this time around, they have no such burden after winning 67.
LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list on Thursday night.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.
"Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 in Game 4 on Monday night. With the front office primed to make some offseason moves to help close the gap between the two teams, here's a look at a few lessons the Celtics can take from their lopsided defeat. I think we had something.
Basketball fans cried foul when James joined the Cavs and Durant the Warriors but this era of super teams is exactly what the NBA needs. Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds Tuesday.
"I don't get involved in the hype, but I do know both teams are better than last year's teams", James said. "With that being said, tonight I'll start my prepping, and we'll see what happens".
After allowing the Celtics to seize the early momentum in Game 4, the Cavs barely gave them the chance in Game 5. Jordan won six championships in six NBA Finals appearances, while James is going for his fourth.
But the Cavaliers superstar says his pursuit is about leaving a legacy to motivate the next generation of players. The mysterious low energy Game 5 against the Celtics in 2010, in which he was a stunning nonfactor.
Kerr will still be a major part of everything the Warriors do, of course-in fact, he assigned himself the task of going back through all of last year's Finals games and delivering a scouting conclusion. "The way he's playing, he's deserving of all the credit he's getting", Irving said before listing some of the Celtics who shone in Thomas' absence. Clearly the basketball gods have jokes this year. They're coming out and they're hitting us, they don't care who you are.
Kevin Durant has made the Warriors the scariest team on the planet.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Still, Republicans now have to answer for the fact that one of their own elected officials is now facing assault charges.
Cars in both groups qualify in reverse order, from slowest to fastest, depending on how they qualified Saturday. Bourdais won four consecutive Champ Car titles from 2004 to 2007 with Newman/Haas Racing.
However, here it has been tuned for 592bhp - an increase of 25bhp - making it the most powerful Jaguar to ever hit the road. I'm a little surprised they went with the XE for this one, but I'm also excited to see just how insane they can make it.
Trump, meanwhile, resumed his Twitter postings from the White House on Sunday and dismissed any story based on anonymous sources. On that topic, Trump tweeted Sunday night: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere".
The only way Indonesia can progress into the last eight stage is if they thrash Denmark on Wednesday, which looks unlikely. Denmark, which won six matches and lost four, topped the group, followed by India (5-5) and Indonesia (4-6).
Central ministers, foreign diplomats and other state governments have also appreciated the state's progress, he added. After promising special status for the status, BJP could only afford special package for the state.
"The first goal should never have been allowed", he said of Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener for Arsenal at Wembley . Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal.
They are a big club that has had a change and now needs someone who can organise: someone who has been at a big club. Jonny Hayes had given the Dons the lead before Stuart Armstrong levelled nearly immediately.
Investigators also worked with regional and western news outlets and non-government organizations active in the area, he said. The current U.S. strategy of isolating ISIS inside cities such as Mosul and Raqqa can place civilians at additional risk.
In 2014, South Korean officials discovered what they described as several North Korean drones that had flown across the border. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message that the military is analyzing the flight path of the said object.
His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month. Jackson vacated Malvo's sentenced and remanded the case to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for appropriate sentencing.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party that swept national elections in the self-ruled island previous year supported the change. In Thailand, activists said it would provoke redoubled effort to get the military-ruled country to legalize gay marriage.
Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open
Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes. The Australian teenager made light of the 300-plus ranking places separating them to push the 11th seeded Dane to three sets.
Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections
The opposition-led National Assembly wants a referendum asking Venezuelans if they approve of Maduro's constituent assembly plan. Maduro has accused the opposition of "terrorism", and is resisting their calls for a vote on removing him from power.
Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord
The delay from the U.S.is being seen as an area for concern for advocates of global action to confront climate change . Clearly, for Trump now to violate a major campaign promise and stick with the Paris agreement would be a huge mistake.
Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs
Members of Idaho's congressional delegation have been characteristically measured in their initial assessment of the Trump budget. His argument is that Medicaid funding will still increase in dollar terms each year during the 10-year budget window.
Ohio children allegedly shot by mother die in hospital
A mother who is accused of shooting two of her children told police that she did it to save them from the "evils of the world". At the time of the shootings, an investigation was open and active against Helton by Montgomery County Children Services.
Memorial Day an occasion of remembrance
And if you can't make it to the cemetery, take a moment to remember and take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. Of course, putting aside one day does not do justice to all those who have bravely fought throughout history.
Fox News finds itself in unaccustomed spot _ out of first
Anderson Cooper led the way for CNN, winning his 8 p.m. slot for "AC 360" for five straight days last week over Fox and MSNBC. More revelations about Flynn followed, along with the naming of a special prosecutor for the Russian investigation.
Sevilla agrees to let Sampaoli go coach Argentina
Sampaoli leaves Sevilla having guided them to the top four but, for much of the season, this was a campaign that promised more. Right now Argentina is fifth with 22 points behind Brasil (33), Colombia (24), Uruguay (23) and Chile (23).
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
For his part, Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino that such threat of war from the Chinese President is definitely troublesome. On a state visit to China a year ago , Duterte announced the Philippines' "separation" from the United States .