NBA 2K17 Predicts Epic NBA Finals And Winner
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 23:35
He was asked to expand about Kevin Durant, the player he guarded for most of the game, after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. "I mean, no other team has done this, right?" It is what it is. But in most cases, they got a little resistance on their way to the "ship".
Either way, if Durant's alley-oop is a sign of what's to come in this star-studded series, basketball fans are in for a treat with the third round between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Instead, this game felt like the start of a coronation for this reloaded superteam in Oakland.
"I think there's emotions for everyone in this series", he said. "You don't care who you've got to take down, you just want to take whoever that is down".
Durant's presence also benefited Curry, who hit six 3-pointers on the way to a 28-point night. Even the two-time reigning NBA MVP wasn't immune. Kevin Durant joined a list of greats with his 38-point performance3. Twice he has dished out eight assists.
Never before had the same two teams met in three consecutive Finals. Helping LeBron deliver the city of Cleveland its first championship in 52 years.
For Game 1 on Thursday, the Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites over the Cavaliers with a 225.5 point total. So 13-0, and they constantly break records every year, last year being 73-9, this year starting the playoffs 13-0. But the Warriors won game three and were eventually crowned 2015 NBA Champions.
This year, the showdown seemed inevitable.
Not to mention that the Cavaliers are the team that is defending their title, so it sounds amusing that the Warriors are such heavy favorites at -240 on the National Basketball Association series prices. Why do we believe this one will be different when history has given us many examples of it not being great?
The Cavaliers dusted their opponents as well.
Consider the number of teams (Jordan's Bulls in '93, Olajuwon's Rockets in '95, Duncan's Spurs in '07) who had underwhelming regular seasons but turned it on in the postseason when it mattered most. Meanwhile, the Warriors really, really, REALLY took care of the ball5.
Durant gives the Warriors a scoring option when Curry's and Thompson's 30-footers aren't swishing. "We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us".
Cleveland isn't too shabby, with a 12-1 record heading into the finals.
GSW's dominance in this specific quarter was highlighted against the Cavaliers.
For Golden State's Ian Clark, it was the 2008 NCAA men's basketball championship game, when he was a junior in high school and his hometown Memphis Tigers lost to Kansas. The production of the players when James and Irving rest will determine how far they go.