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NBA Finals hangovers? Steve Kerr says they can be very real

There's still no reason to think that a fourth consecutive NBA Finals matchup between Golden State and Cleveland cannot happen, even though both teams have been often less than razor-sharp to start this season.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, frankly, isn't surprised by some early struggles.

Golden State has had uncharacteristic issues with turnovers and defense to start this season — though the Warriors started to look like themselves again in a 141-113 romp past the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Cleveland has dealt with defensive lapses as well, and the Cavaliers went into LeBron James' annual Halloween party this week on a three-game losing streak.

Kerr has seen...