What can we expect from this matchup? "You don't care who you've got to take down, you just want to take whoever that is down".
According to the odds makers in Las Vegas and the number crunchers at analytical sites, the Warriors are the clear favorites to win the series after sweeping their way through the playoffs with a record-setting margin of victory of 16.3 points per game. Salary caps are supposed to guard against some teams becoming too strong, but they only work if everyone takes what they're worth relative to other players in the league.
So finally, some drama. "So we wanted to do it for the city of Cleveland for the state of Ohio". I don't see how the Cavs can win, but I thought that past year, too.
The top performing team in the league is back in its third consecutive National Basketball Association finals, bringing with them the highest win total in the league and an undefeated 12-0 playoff run this year. He looked nothing like the player that was named the unanimous NBA MVP in 2016, allow the Cavs to make a historic comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.More news: Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals
Earlier this January LeBron James stated that he thinks there is no great rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden States in his interview. Perhaps you heard. It was in all the papers. He's good to go for 30 points or more any night, and the Warriors were pretty great before he joined them last summer.
The Cavs are also more well-rounded than they were in the previous two trips to the finals. LeBron proved last season, and the year before that, that his team will not go easily. James is 3-4 overall in the finals.
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James put up big numbers again - 28.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game - but the Spurs won four games by 15 points or more. You know it's destined to be great basketball and it's worth it to watch.
James is the best all-around player in the game today because of his size, strength and skill level that allows him to do more things on the court than Curry or Durant. If he can control the paint and create second chances for the Cavs offense while limiting Golden State on its possessions, the Cavaliers will have a chance to hang close in most games. They shoot with incredible accuracy. Now with Durant, James calls them a juggernaut. But eventually, these teams made just an occasional shining. When the Warriors are healthy and locked in, they can't be well-guarded.