However, things seemed to take a bad turn for Golden State when Draymond Green - one of their best defenders - was suspended for Game 5.
The finals champion is the first of two competing teams to win the best of seven games. The two-time MVP told Kyle Boone of CBS Sports that Golden State wants to try and put the clamps on how much fun the Cavaliers have when they play.
They are defending champions and decided underdogs.
Durant has suffered some large losses to James in the past - including losing the 2012 Finals to James' Heat team when Durant was with the Thunder - but the Warriors coaching staff believes that Durant's length and tenacity can give James some trouble.
Thompson, arguably the best shooter in the National Basketball Association after Curry, has missed 42 of his 66 attempts behind the arc this postseason but has contributed in other areas. "So he's finding ways to impact the game even when his shooting is not up to par".
LeBron James could not offer a firm reply.
"I saw the quote from Kevin Love".
Sure the spotlight is primarily on the big three in Cleveland and the Curry-KD combo in Golden State, but when you watch the Finals from opening tip to the confetti drop ask yourself this: Is Klay Thompson doing everything that he's supposed to do in this series?
"They have their youth, they have their health".
"I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team", said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold.
"As of right now I would not coach Thursday night. He was already one of the greatest in the world to ever play the game and the guy keeps getting better", Brown said.
The team's first big decision involving the Warriors was to come on its flight home to Cleveland, where director of team operations Mark Cashman planned to take a vote among the players about what uniforms they wanted to wear for Game 1. Are you kidding me?
Golden State has been known to celebrate their sharpness with deadly 3-point gunners, led by the prodigious and fearless Stephen Curry.
Playing without injured star point guard Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics were recently eliminated in five games by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
It's finally here. After sitting through two months of what most people called unbearable playoffs, we finally get the match-up we've been waiting for since last June. Jose Altuve and Co. only get two off days the entire time, while the NBA Finals only has one game scheduled with less than two days of rest. "They're way, way more than just their talent".