Can Cleveland Cavaliers Defend Their NBA Championship Title?
- Author: Julie Sanders May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 11:13
So now the question is simple, will Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Golden State Warriors claim their second championship in three seasons, or will the Cavaliers win back-to-back championships, and can LeBron James bring another title to his home state while solidifying himself as one of the best to ever play the game? "So that's what we're focused on". Let's all be honest, with the addition of Kevin Durant last summer the Warriors assembled the greatest roster to date. He's someone I've always looked at, seeing the way he played the game and mastered the game and gotten better and better every year.
With six days to go until the NBA Finals officially tip off, the duo not only remained in Cleveland, but made a decision to take in a Future concert as they casually await Thursday's game. And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year.
"He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us - starting next Thursday". James countered with 31 points, hitting 4-of-8 3s, while contributing 13 rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot. James, and Kyrie Irving, are coming off a strong series against the Celtics.
While Golden State certainly is loaded, James noted just how tough of a challenge the San Antonio Spurs were in back-to-back NBA Finals matchups when he was with the Miami Heat. It's easy for them to say that and just wake up in June and see it happen. We'll also look at some other intriguing options available for your wagering pleasure and provide input for each. "It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see". It's going to be tough, but we have to lock into what we have to do defensively, and sometimes you can play great defense and it doesn't work. We know where we come from, we do understand where we come from and the only difference between us and someone who has their MBA - is opportunity. He's one of the most risky guys we have in the world already.
12 - The Warriors are the first team in National Basketball Association history to win their first 12 games in a single postseason.
Lue was asked if it's more hard to identify who that is on Golden State.
On Friday, Green discussed looking forward to facing the Cavaliers again and highlighted that it should be another competitive series, like last year's Finals that came down to Game 7.
"I've been surprised at how the team has become a team", Myers said.
And it's not just star players on teams trying to preserve themselves for deep playoff runs that are getting the treatment. There's an over/under set at 113.5 points with 3-2 odds on the under, which is what we're going to take.
"I think throughout the course of the playoffs, I think each team wasn't going to be outdone, until we lost that game to Boston", Lue said, referring to the Cavs' loss in Game 3 of the conference finals. Cleveland needs to be able to step up its play at the defensive end of the floor in order to slow down the Warriors when it comes to their inside scoring.
"You take LeBron out of the East and the parity - Washington, Boston, Toronto - you could have a different team every year", Turner Sports analyst Kenny Smith said.
"And I saw Draymond said [Friday] night, he just talked about just two great teams". There have been four finals games with totals of 211 or more points in that span, and those have split 2-2 O/U. We've competed at the highest level, we've been on the same team together, competed for gold.