Perkins last played April 11 against the New York Knicks - his only appearance in a game this season - and has zero minutes played in 20 playoff games against Indiana, Toronto, Boston and Golden State.
The Golden State Warriors cleared Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the title series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, following a six-game absence to deal with a bone bruise around his left knee. Both Curry and Shaun Livingston had more rebounds than Thompson. Draymond Green is their emotional leader and oh, there is that guy named Kevin Durant too.
But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago - and it cut deeper as well. The Cavs lost the first game 124-114.
Iguodala's return figures to be another big boost for the Warriors, who lead the Cavaliers 2-0 in this series and now get the 2015 NBA Finals MVP back into their rotation. "Unfortunately in this case the referee had a closed look at the point of contact". And their domination doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon, so if they keep winning Golden State will have its place in history.
Last Thursday's game one was watched by 17.4 million versus 18.7 million in 2017. Just a different vibe around the team, around just - everything's just different. The Warriors with Durant are 2-0. He was an elite player before he went to Golden State. And it's a reminder to the rest of the National Basketball Association that when the free-agency shopping kiosks open on July 1, this is the team to be chasing. The two-time regular-season MVP hasn't claimed the hardware on this stage yet. They are a Superteam, without question. "It's one of the best teams that's ever been assembled", said James, who is playing in his eighth straight NBA Finals and fourth in a row against Golden State. "You can't have mistakes". Did the Dubs simply do what they were supposed to while holding serve, or did they survive the Cavs' most powerful punch and erase all hope of this becoming a competitive series? Run them with force and with pace. They'll make you pay.
James had a triple-double. Teams that have fallen behind 3-0 in the playoffs are 0-131.
We've had a lot of really good teams. "That's what championship players do". "The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made a year ago". Durant made both free throws to tie the game. After narrowly failing to get the job done in Game 1, the Cavs got completely manhandled in Game 2.
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This is just what's next. It's not unfathomable for the Cavs to get the upset and the odds make the line worth the while. I've been fortunate enough to, you know, shoot at a high clip.
It may as well have been. If the Cavs allow "Mount Durant" to erupt, it's curtains for Cleveland. "I think there's a good chance he'll play". "And he's been that for them a number of times".
For the record, Durant made every effort to defer the credit Wednesday night.
The box score told a big part of the story - 43 points on only 23 shots, with 13 rebounds and seven assists. Curry finished with 11 points.
But Durant finished it off.
The typical Cleveland host will earn $310 in Airbnb income during the two-game stretch, the company said. "I started asking for more of them, and I was able to knock down some shots for us".
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