It’s finally here.
You can read AK’s preview of Game 1 here, Darren on the D’Antoni rotation questions here, me and Golden State of Mind’s Duby Dub Dubs’ back-and-forth series preview here, Jeremy’s piece on the Andre Iguodala what-if here and my piece on Chris Paul’s D as the series X-Factor here. For good measure, here’s Zach Lowe’s series preview. With all of that, you are prepared to consume this series.
One last thing: as a new rule for the Conference Finals and 2018 games beyond, a GIF ban in the comment section for Game Threads is now in place. We got complaints from TDS community members that said GIFs were making it impossible to follow along with the threads on their devices, so we will sacrifice a form of media to make these posts more accessible to all.
I’m writing this at 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time, more than three hours before tip-off. My stomach is a nervous wreck. I am wearing my Clint Capela Houston Block Party T-shirt and will be imbibing during the game and lurking below. Join me in our new GIF-less community board and share in/ease my anxiety.