Warriors do not need to be flawless to beat Cavs say pundits

Ross Houston
June 1, 2017

Breen still calls their games on MSG Network, Van Gundy coached them and Jackson played for them, in addition to being a NY native.

"What is there to like about the Warriors?" said Bertrand.

I've read predictions with the most having the Warriors winning in less than seven games. Robert Jaworski delivered for the Red Warriors in the first three finals including in his final season in 1967 before both teams shared the title in 1968 owing to a stalemate between the two coaches (but that's for another story).

This year's championship is the Warriors' third straight appearance, and James has seven straight between the Cavs and the Miami Heat, so it's not insane to think Golden State could keep on winning as long as its core stays intact. "That's something that we've learned". LeBron also has three NBA Finals MVP Awards, trailing only Jordan's six.

But I think KD and Steph Curry have figured out how to work together, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are also among the top 20 players in the National Basketball Association, and that the talent imbalance will simply be too great for Cleveland to overcome unless one of Golden State's four all-stars sustains a serious injury.

"But while we love great competition between great teams we don't want the rest of the season to be a foregone conclusion, particularly at the prices the National Basketball Association charges for tickets". "But we're not satsified".

Season series: Cavaliers, 3-1. While there have been blowouts littering nearly every series, the Finals looks to be balanced and will present some close games that bear watching more than just the first quarter before changing the channel.

"I'm at a point in my life where my priorities are in place", James said. "And we believe we can get there". Even though they have numerous same key players as the last two years, it is a bit hard for anyone other than hard-core Warrior fans to root for a Death Star.

"A lot of people wanted to see Boston and the Lakers back in the day", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

Could the Cavs win the Finals for the second year in a row over the Warriors? So why not want to see it again? Only twice did a team reach 100 points over the final four games following the Lakers' 115-112 victory in Game 1. 2014 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat 2013 result: Heat win in seven games 2014 result: Spurs win in five games San Antonio didn't take kindly to suffering the first finals defeat in franchise history a year earlier, putting together a 62-win regular season before defeating Dallas, Portland and Oklahoma City in their first three playoff rounds en route to a hotly anticipated finals rematch. With the Cavs down 3-1 and on the verge of elimination, LeBron James, 32, and Kyrie Irving, 25, teamed up to rack up 41 points each, according to USA Today.

"It has nothing to do with passing him in rings, passing him in points, passing him in MVPs".

1. Just watch LeBron: Although the Cavaliers are known for their Big Three, it's really just James and a supporting cast. That's no more true than for Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who has become a superstar, but is still tiptoeing the line of legendary status.

The Warriors won the first championship matchup against the Cavaliers in 2015.

The Cavaliers added a 3-point specialist in Korver, along with backup point guard Deron Williams and swingman Derrick Williams to the mix in hopes of giving James more offensive options around him. Now, it's here. The league gave us the better part of a week to let that soak in. I think we will use it as fuel. They're 12-0 in the playoffs. He's a four-time All-NBA honoree, a four-time All-Star, a scoring champion, and a steals leader.

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