Kevin Durant will be missing again in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but other Golden State Warriors stars have stepped up of late.
The Golden State Warriors can join an elite group by beating the Toronto Raptors and winning a third successive NBA title.
The Warriors have been here before and are considered favorites to win it all, but Toronto won't go down without a fight.
Here’s a breakdown of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors by the Opta numbers.
The Warriors will play for their third straight championship while the Raptors have a chance to win the first title in franchise history.
Stephen Curry discussed the idea that the Golden State Warriors are better without team-mate Kevin Durant.
"When KD gets back are we going to be able to transition? Yeah," Curry said. "We have that experience and that capability to do so."
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden both made the All-NBA First Team on Thursday.
The two are joined by Stephen Curry (91 first team votes), Paul George (71 votes) and Nikola Jokić (59 votes).
Golden State became the first team since the Celtics in 1966 to reach five successive NBA Finals, and coach Steve Kerr hailed the feat.