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On Thursday, LeBron James and Steph Curry battle it out once again for an NBA ring. Last year, Currys Golden State Warriors beat James Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in a cracking contest, and this year promises to be equally fun. Our resident US sportswriter Alex Ferguson has your preview…. How do the NBA Finals work?Its a best-of-seven series, which means the first to four wins will claim the 2016 NBA Championship.The team with home court advantage should the series go to a final game (which we are all hoping it will) is Golden State, thanks to their record-breaking regular season record. If it goes that far, the seven games will be spread over 17 days, which adds recovery time (as well non-stop commentary, we should think!).Who won the last time they met? Golden State won both regular season games, one by six points and one by 132-98, in which Warriors coach Steve Kerr refused to call the dogs off… or LeBron and team stopped playing. You decide which.You know LeBron will be thirsting for revenge, while Curry & Co will be equally excited about continuing the dethroning of King James.Who are the Warriors key men? Steph Curry and Klay Thompson basically wiped away the Oklahoma City Thunders hopes of a Game 7 victory in the Western Conference Finals by blitzing them with three-pointers in the third quarter, winning the period 29-12.They hit SEVENTEEN in total. Oh, and Draymond Green is going to be defensively powerful, as will Andre Iguodala. But the biggest weapon for the Warriors isnt exactly defence - it is punishing teams that miss. Because the Warriors dont miss very often, and when they are hot, they are scalding.And the for the Cavaliers? For Cleveland, its not only LeBrons world. JR Smith, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving - have both been models of efficiency, and will have to do the same to the Warriors. We know what damage they can do from three-point range.James and Love will both be key defensively - as will Tristan Thompson. All of them will not only have to negate three-pointers being thrown from Curry and Thompson, but also Green in the paint. And as weve seen with Green, he doesnt play very nicely, either. Another key point is that Irving and Love will be available for the Cavs. Irving only played in Game 1 of the Finals last year while Love missed out entirely - and both were sorely missed.Why will Golden State win again?Because after struggling in the first half against Oklahoma City, the Warriors found their mojo and were virtually untouchable.That mojo is going to continue and James & Co may be unable to deal with it. Love and Irving might be consistent at the moment, but they wont have played under quite the pressure that they will when they face Golden States offence.Can Cleveland win?First of all, Cleveland has got the thirst. They have lost the last four games to Golden State - including two in the NBA Finals - and the last one was an absolute rout.Say what you want about Curry, LeBrons still the best all-round player in the game from both ends of the court. The Cavs have a three-headed monster in James, Love and Irving that lost two straight at Toronto after looking like they would cruise to a 4-0 victory, and then rebounded to win the next two.They have also got Smith, who is shooting as well as any Splash Brother at the moment - he leads all players in NBA three-point efficiency during the play-offs - and they can play defence.OK, so who will win?I am going to go for Cleveland in six games, setting up a great rivalry! Cleveland are a 7/4 underdog, by the way - and Golden State a massive 4/9 favourite. Also See: Warriors advance to NBA finals Cavaliers end Raptors dream Cheap Team USA Soccer Jerseys.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. 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Prior to his time in the D-League, he spent 11 years coaching in Europe. He owns a career professional coaching record of 459-220 during the regular season and 76-54 in the playoffs. Nurses primary responsibility, under the defensive minded head coach, will be overseeing an offence that has been subpar since Casey took over in 2011-12. Nurse is regarded as an up and coming offensive mind, capable of translating the success hes achieved in the Development League and overseas to the NBA. The Raptors averaged 97.2 points per game last season, 16th in the association, after ranking 28th in scoring the year prior. The rest of Caseys staff should be announced later this week and is not expected to include any of his assistants from last season. At least one assistant will be a former player. Former Raptor Popeeye Jones is believed to be in the mix, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.dddddddddddd Raptors Set for Summer League Nurse is expected to coach the Raptors in the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins later this week. The roster, headlined by sophomores Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy will also include guards Julyan Stone -- who agreed to a two-year deal with the Raptors last week -- Toronto-native Devoe Joseph, brother of Cory and NBA journeyman Coby Karl, son of George. The squad will hold its first practice in Vegas on Wednesday and play its first game Saturday evening against the Miami Heat. Bargnani Trade To Be Made Official Signings and trades can be made official beginning at midnight Wednesday morning, when the salary cap is set for the upcoming campaign. The Andrea Bargnani deal, which was agreed to in principle early last week, will be approved by the league and officially announced on Wednesday. The maligned forward will be sent to the New York Knicks for a package that is expected to include sharpshooting forward Steve Novak, veteran centre Marcus Camby, a 2016-first round pick and at least one second-round pick. The deal was first reported on June 30, a day before the July Moratorium period began, but was not immediately approved by the NBA. Wednesdays reshaped agreement will likely include free agent guard-forward Quentin Richardson, who would have to be signed by New York before he can be included in the trade. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '