The Warriors are favored to win their third straight title, but here are three players who could swing the direction of the series.
Having been missing since the first round of the playoffs, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins continue to work towards a return.
The return dates for Durant and Cousins remain unknown, but the Warriors determined the could play at "some point" in the NBA Finals.
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is getting closer to making a return in the NBA playoffs.
Cousins is still not ready for "live action," the team announced Thursday.
Golden State, who have overcome several injuries to key players, face a Portland team that have surpassed the expectations of most.
Golden State has overcome several postseason injuries to key players while Portland has surpassed the expectations of most.
A right calf strain means Kevin Durant will not face the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 on Tuesday.
If Warriors center continues his recent progress recovering from a torn quad, he could return to the team's active roster.
DeMarcus Cousins is optimistic he will return for the Golden State Warriors during the NBA playoffs.