Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

Irving is averaging 26.3 points a game vs the Celtics. Like, we're the number one seed in the East, and everybody in the world thinks we're half as talented as anybody in the National Basketball Association.

In football, all-time greats like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning shared some great duels, but they never played in the Super Bowl because both their teams played in the same conference-American Football Conference (AFC). It's hard to imagine the Cavaliers not being the best team in the East over the next four or five seasons. "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better".

The Cleveland Cavaliers once again humiliated the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, 135-102, and with this victory, they eliminated them and progressed to the NBA Finals, for the third year in a row.

While the Warriors led the league with 67 wins this season and are 27-1 in their past 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs - Cleveland is fully awake after seeming sleepy at times in the regular season. Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena.

Durant told USA Today he is "at peace" with his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after they lost to the Warriors in last season's Western Conference finals.

This is America, we want the stars doing battle and we want players we can hate, characters we can build up and tear down and we want drama. "The way the Finals went down a year ago, if I were in his shoes, I'd want the same thing".

I'm the only one who thinks the Cavs are going to win, so of course I'm going with LeBron for MVP. He is also shooting a red-hot 62.7% from the field and 50% from three-point range. Going back to the 1990-91 season, NBA Finals games have a 54-80-5 Over/Under record (59.7 percent Unders) with an average combined score of 187.18 points versus an average closing total of 189.81. How will Cleveland try to contain Curry?

Celtics closed this season in a disappointing way, and at some point, they even started thinking about the title. Bet $100 on the Cavaliers and you get $200. "You got to come out every night and prove yourself". How the Cavaliers are going to do that will be the interesting part of these playoffs.

"We match up well with them and I think they'd say the same about us". "That's all I can give you right now". That jibed with comments James made in December, when he said of Jordan, "He was much more of a scorer", adding, "You recognize the dominance that someone had. but there's no similarities in our game, at all". The greater the odds, the better we seem to play together.

It's that time of the year where we want to see the best players showcasing their skills in the last series of the National Basketball Association season. "Drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the right play, it's OK".

As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as "barbershop" debates.

LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect".

  • Julie Sanders