VIDEO: Game 7 Preview – Cleveland Cavaliers Take On Golden State Warriors Tonight In the NBA Finals
By SI // June 19, 2016
8 p.m. ET on ABC
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(SI) – There were quips about Ayesha Curry’s conspiratorial tweets, extended reflections on the notion of pressure, and positive health updates for Kyrie Irving and Andre Iguodala, who are both cleared to play, but the overriding message from Saturday’s practice session at the Finals was simple: Let’s jump it up and get on with Game 7.
An extra off day for travel only heightened the anticipation for the players and coaches on both sides. The Warriors are eager to get back home and move past a regrettable Game 6 that ended with Stephen Curry’s mouthpiece in the stand and coach Steve Kerr blasting off at the officiating.
“I need to play my best game of the year, if not my career, because of what the stakes are,” Curry said, leaning into the burgeoning hype that has swallowed this series.
“Four out of the six games I’ve played pretty well to my expectations, my standards. I need to take it up another notch for Game 7, and that’s what the greats do.”