Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

  • Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Now you have to take into account how special that 2010 dance was going to be. Their dominance has only underscored the amount of star power that exists on both of these teams, and the many different elements of the potential drama about to unfold. Even the team that eventually loses. The media-fed narrative that all the pressure is off LeBron James, is actually false on the basketball court.

Offensively, the Cavaliers' chances rest on James and Kyrie Irving attacking the basket and reducing the impact of Green, the NBA's best defensive player. Many people prefer Michael Jordan to LeBron.

At 32 years old, he's playing his best basketball when Cleveland needs him to play his best basketball. We saw a parade down East 9th Street, a visit to The White House, a expletive-filled call for help from LeBron James in January, a 26-point comeback in the playoffs, and.another Eastern Conference Championship. He was sacked by the Cavs in May 2010, two months before James elected to leave the team and take his talents to South Beach and the Heat. "They've been right at the top, best team in the league for three years straight now". Our goals were set at the beginning of the season, and that's to win a championship.

"It's been a long journey, some ups and downs but it's well worth it once you get here in the Finals", Williams said. Kyrie, after a slight hesitation, launched a three-point shot over the head of Steph Curry, 29.

You had an aging hall of famer in the form of Kobe Bryant, who in his swash buckling way was looking to cement his legacy as one of the greatest to ever lace them up. However, this is a situation that Cleveland has found themselves in before, specifically past year. He is dishing out 5.6 assists per game, playing healthy and free and he seems ready to get himself in the best-player-in-the-series discussion. "Two, I wasn't convinced that adding Kevin Durant to the Warriors" loaded mix would be as seamless as Golden State has made it look. Cleveland has trailed in three games by double digits but came back to win each one.

But even if Thompson remains cold from the perimeter, the Cavaliers aren't going to ignore the league's best shooter not named Curry - which will, in turn, open up more space for Curry and Durant to operate.

But the Warriors are really good and still fun to watch. "I kind of just live in the moment, and if I'm able to accomplish something, then it kinds of adds to it on its own". This postseason, Love is averaging 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds, personal bests with the Cavs. Many of us like to think that we would stay with the Thunder, but many of us would probably also want to play on the Warriors. In the five-game Boston series, Love shot 53.5 percent from three-point range and averaged almost 13 rebounds a game. "They can score so easily Just got to try and make it tough on them".

"King" James said both teams had improved from 2016, but he felt "very good" about the Cavaliers' chances.

Still, I'm still going to do it and take the Cavs in 7.