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Klay Thomson returns to practice for the Warriors

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We are just several days away from the start of the NBA Finals in which Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are preparing to take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers and Warriors are certainly two deserving teams of a place in the finals after the Warriors finished as the number one seed in the West and Cleveland were the number two seed in the East.

Between the two, the Cavaliers and the Warriors have lost just five games in the post-season with Cleveland even beating the Atlanta Hawks 4-0 in their conference finals.

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The Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in their conference finals but there were some worrying signs from game five of the series.

Golden State shooting guard Klay Thomson left the game early with a concussion which put his participation in the finals in doubt.

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However, just three days until game one of the finals, Thomson has now returned to prcatice for the Warriors.

During Monday's practice, Thomson took part in several drills including five-on-five basketball as well as shooting and defensive drills.

When asked after practice how he felt on a scale of one to 10, Thomson seemed very positive.

"About a 9.5. Actually, no, a 9. Couple more days to get completely right, and I expect to be fully healthy and compete on Thursday." - Thomson on his fitness

Golden State have been a frightening prospect for every team they have faced this year and the Cavaliers will give them the best challenge in the finals.

However with Thomson expected to be back in the team provided he passes a fitness test on Tuesday morning, they become a lot more imposing.

Criticising the finalists

The Cavaliers and Warriors have been very impressive this year with their incredibly high three point play proving to be crucial in their post-season runs.

They were both criticised recently however by New York Knicks President Phil Jackson who has proven not to be a big fan of their style.

Jackson believes that the teams are overlooking the importance of two point plays, however they're preparing to play for the biggest prize in the NBA whilst the Knicks season is long over.

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Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference

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