But like a year ago, when they not only lost Game 5 at home but also the winner-take-all Game 7, the Warriors promise to take the court Monday night taking nothing for granted.
Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago.
It was the first defeat Golden State have tasted in the NBA Playoffs this year after going 12-0 before the Finals. "So we might as well come back with a win". Durant wants his teammates to play Warriors basketball and not get overawed by the stage. "We would love to be in the Finals every year, I'm sure they would love to be in the Finals every year and the back and forth".
We're guessing that ABC executives probably hope that LeBron James & Co. can somehow rally to force a historic Game 7. And if the Warriors don't find a way to close it out Monday night, they'll be going back to a place they don't care to go with a feeling they don't care to experience. But it was a flawless storm for the Cavaliers as so many things contributed to the Warriors' collapse.
Never at a loss for words, Green expects his team to match or surpass the Cavs in that department in Game 5.
Myers chose to stay with Green as he sat out that game last June.
The Warriors, who lead the Finals 3-1, will get another chance to close the Cavaliers out on 9 p.m. ET on Monday.
The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst. "So I went over the edge before - fool me once, you can't fool me twice".
DRAYMOND GREEN: I knew I didn't, so maybe I'm just a little sharper than others. Although there was some miscommunication between scorers of the game, Draymond Green of the Warriors was not technically fouled twice. There was a big debacle in Game Four as a technical foul on head coach Steve Kerr was announced as being.
The 2017 NBA Finals serves as a rubber match of sorts between the teams. We have to come out with some fire and try it get done. I don't see anything's amusing or anything's to smile about. Got to come out with some fire and get it done.
"You've got to give them credit for how they played". It also saw a defensive push from Cleveland, holding Warriors star Stephen Curry to just 14 points and 4 of 13 field goals. The Warriors ended the game on an 11-0 run.
Being down 3-1, we understand that it's a predicament that we put ourselves in. "We're ready to live in it". The Warriors need to blitz them and keep the heat on all night in Game 5. They lost game five at home past year on the way to dropping the series.
James has grown accustomed to being in this situation, but he wishes the Cavaliers would stop backing themselves in a corner.
"I think we were being too respectful, honestly", Smith told ESPN. The Cavs set a host of new records in the win, including most Finals points in a quarter (49) and in a half (86). The source said that a season-ticket holder sold the seats on the team's Ticketmaster resale site on Sunday night. The Warriors have championship DNA and we do as well. And they were desperate and they outplayed us. "It causes too much stress", James said. "(We're) looking forward to going out there and having some fun (Monday). But you just want to do it.