>> The Golden State Warriors seek redemption after last years NBA finals collapse. I'm Reuters sports correspondent Rory Carrol in Oakland California. Behind me the Golden State Warriors are warming up ahead of Sunday's showdown with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors won the first game with relative ease.
Kevin Durant scoring 38 points on the way to a blow out victory in Oakland. The question on everyone's mind is despite both teams being fully healthy, Warrior's coach Steve Kerr has been sidelined through most of the playoffs with persistent back pain issues. The question is whether he'll be healthy enough to coach on Sunday.
No official announcement's been made yet by the team. Despite winning the first game of the series, Warriors know better than to rest on their laurels. After all last year, they faced Cleveland at this time. They were up three games to one in last year's NBA finals and ultimately surrendered that and lost in seven games to Cleveland.
Earning them the dubious distinction as the first team to ever blow a three games to one lead in an NBA finals. This is the third meeting of these teams in the NBA finals in a row. There are people who have called this the ultimate rubber match. You've got the Warriors having won in 2015, the Cavaliers last year in 2016.
2017, stay tuned and we'll find out.