My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 10:55
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"As a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, I'm looking forward to seeing King James and the Cavs settle the score once and for all", said Brown. Earlier this month, he overtook Jordan for the most points (5,995 points) scored in the National Basketball Association playoffs history, no mean feat. The 1988-89 and 2000-01 Lakers entered the NBA Finals undefeated, with 11-0 records.
Then, in three games at Boston, the Cavaliers won by an average of 30 points, including an Eastern Conference Finals and franchise record 44 points, 130-86, in Game 2 at TD Garden. Cleveland's offense is much improved compared to last year's edition.
Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors defends against Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, Calif.
But none of that will matter to Cleveland since James, who stretched his Finals streak to an astonishing seven straight years dating back to his time in Miami, is playing the best playoff basketball of a career that already includes three NBA titles and a trio of Finals MVP awards.
It's not hard to see why Golden State is expected by many to win the title, considering how unstoppable they've looked this season with Kevin Durant.
Both clubs are far and away the two best teams and each has improved significantly over the past season.
Still, if I've learned anything over the past decade, it's that you should never count out LeBron James. In 2015, the Warriors needed six games to defeat Cleveland, even after they took Game 1 and both Love and Kyrie Irving were ruled out for the remainder of the series.
He is averaging 32.5 points per game in these playoffs, eclipsed only by the 35.3 per-game average as a spry 24-year-old in 2009. Sam Jones, 1,143 / 64 7.
- The Warriors (118.3) and Cavaliers (116.8) rank first and second in the playoffs in points scored per game.
All the newcomers remembered watching these two teams square off the past two Junes as fans. 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.
"As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night, It's still up in the air", Kerr said on Monday as he sats uncomfortably and spoke to reporters before his team take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in two years in the NBA Finals.
- The Cavaliers have hit 43.5 percent of their 3-point attempts this postseason, 0.1 percent behind the 2004-05 Suns for the best percentage in a single postseason. But if he is limited these playoffs it's not about intelligence as much as it is matchups. 2017 Cavaliers 43.5% (190/437) 3.