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Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams, right, follows through on a shot as teammate LeBron James watches during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

The series kicks off tomorrow (1 June) in the Golden State stadium in Oakland, California, and will continue until 18 June, unless one team wins the final beforehand. "It's like, we're in the NBA Finals". The Warriors were heavy favorites after setting a record with 73 regular-season wins, and no one expected the Cavs to come back when they fell into a 3-1 series hole. Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago. Cleveland rang up 116.3 points per game against Boston, led by 29.3 per game from LeBron James. Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 26 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991. A video game simulation has them going the distance. James has called Golden State a "juggernaut" but the Warriors aren't buying all that talk.

Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals tips off on Thursday night as the Cavaliers defend their championship against the Warriors, with the two teams meeting for the third consecutive year.

David West is making the first Finals appearance in his 14-year career after so many great teams he's been a part of fell short.

Now that they are a year wiser and a Kevin Durant better, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are favored against the Cleveland Cavaliers in their NBA Finals rubber match.




There will be no love lost between these teams, especially after Green, whose Game Five suspension in the 2016 Finals was considered by many to be the turning point, said last November he wanted to "destroy" and "annihilate" the Cavs in a championship rematch. They are 12-0 in the playoffs. Lue tries to build on the terrific start to his coaching career by becoming just the second National Basketball Association coach to win titles in his first two seasons.

The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. I think we will use it as fuel. "We don't know yet", said James.

Will we forget about Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City and joining a rival team if Golden State takes home the trophy? He was able to take fewer shots and play much more efficiently past year, averaging 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists on 49.4 percent shooting in the 2016 finals. And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals. "I kind of just live in the moment".

"Golden State has more margin of error so they can have guys maybe not shooting the ball particularly well because Curry and Durant are on such a roll that it may not matter", former National Basketball Association coach Van Gundy said on a conference call. "Even though that it's concealed most of the time, you know people hide their faces and will say things about you and when they see you they smile in your face, it's alive every single day".


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