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Still sidelined, Steve Kerr stunned Warriors are Finals favorites vs. Cavs

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USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down what’s next for the Golden State Warriors.
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Kevin Love doesn’t see the Cleveland Cavaliers as underdogs, and neither does Steve Kerr.

The Warriors coach, who’s been out since early in the playoffs due to complications from back surgery, was filling the team’s media obligations Monday as acting coach Mike Brown battles the flu.

“They are the champions,” said Kerr. “We’re not. I saw the quote from Kevin Love where he said he was surprised. I’m surprised, too! Like, what the hell is everybody talking about? Are you kidding me?”

Earlier this week Love called it “funny” that the Cavs are being viewed as underdogs.

“At the end of the day, we are defending out title,” Love said. “We’re trying to repeat, which is hard to do. I think we will use it as fuel, we’ll use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? It’s tough for me to say that is the case. I don’t feel like…

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