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NBA Finals: Top 4 star players to watch out for in Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliersmid-day online correspondentJun 13, 2017, 10:35 IST
The 2017 NBA Finals between the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors are the most star-studded Finals ever, with warriors leading 3-1. Below are the list of the experienced campaigners who can make an impact for their respective teams
1. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
*KD is no stranger to the NBA's biggest stage, In 2012 he led the Thunder to the Finals in a losing effort against the Heat, he averaged 30.6 PPG in that season.
*In his debut season with the Warriors, Durant entered the Finals where he averaged 28 PPG on 60 percent shooting against the Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
*He is the third player in NBA history to score 25 points in his first seven NBA Finals appearances, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal.
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
*After passing Michael Jordan as the No. 1 all-time playoff scorer last month, LeBron James has now eclipsed him for third place on the all-time NBA Finals scoring list.
*The Cavs starboy is attempting to earn his fourth NBA Finals MVP award; Only Michael Jordan has more than three Finals MVP award (6 MVP Awards).
3. Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
*The 2015 Finals MVP should be critical for the WarriorsâÂÂ,he has the capability to stop LeBron, or at least come as close to stopping him.
*He will be aiming for MVP recognition this year too – as warriors are leading 3-1 in the NBA finals.
4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
*Curry who was the finalist in the 2015 and won the title, but failed to grab the MVP award. Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP, while Curry didn't receive a single vote in that season.
*In NBA Finals 2017, Curry entered the Finals averaging 28.6 PPG on 50.2 percent shooting from the field and 43.1 percent shooting from 3, all postseason career highs.
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