Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar - and somewhat surprising - situation.

Cleveland's coach ducked into the shadows, his preferred location. "I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain but I did fine, I could make it through", he said.

The collision between the NBA's two powerhouses was inevitable.

Now, for the third straight year, the two compete for the Larry O'Brien trophy. A student of the game, he's old school with a fresh perspective.

COACHES: Steve Kerr or Mike Brown vs. Tyronn Lue. "He always talks about, at the end of the day, he's already won in life, so whatever else happens after this is extra credit". "I'm still feeling the effects". "I know there will be more time of my life spent off the floor than on the floor", he said in a recent episode of the JPMorgan Chase series "Kneading Dough".

The Cavaliers advance to the NBA Finals after a 4-1 series win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, capped by a 135-102 win as 9 1/2-point chalk that lifted them to 15-1 SU in their past 16 playoff contests.

It's up there. Obviously, I mean, I played against four Hall of Famers as well, too.

"Are you going to be happy with the outcome if you lose?" He evolved into what it took for this team to win. To go win. Not just go to the finals.

"Hell yeah", he said, his voice rising.

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The Warriors , who set a record for wins in the regular season, blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers in heart-wrenching fashion. From there? The Mavericks did a great job on him, while the Heat never figured out who to play on during crunch time .

The rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

"Golden State has more margin of error so they can have guys maybe not shooting the ball particularly well because Curry and Durant are on such a roll that it may not matter", former National Basketball Association coach Van Gundy said on a conference call. "We've got to work hard at practice and when the game comes on, get out there and go play". "Just a natural progression as a player". The Finals turned when he was suspended for a game past year. The "2017 Stephen Curry Asia Tour Powered by Under Armour" will commence on July 22, during which he will make stops in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Seoul. The dynamic is different for James, just as it was in "11". "Going high, going low".

"You can put some finishing touches on things", he said. He can get fiery when needed.

They are desperate to avenge last year's Finals loss where their bid to repeat as champions fell apart in stunning fashion when they squandered a 3-1 series lead and lost the decisive seventh game on their home court.

If you need a sentimental reason to pick a favorite, it could be the Warriors because their roster includes the only player from the SEC, Damian Jones out of Vanderbilt.

Lue is a stickler for detail, and he won't cut any corners preparing for another dance with the Warriors. How are they going to stop him now that he's polished his "3"?

James and Durant could very well cancel each other out, you'd think Klay Thompson and reen might be able to equal or surpass the output of Kyrie and Love, leaving Curry to be, well, a two-time MVP with unlimited shooting range.

"Why do I want to own a team?"

I've made my share of bad picks over the years, too, but thankfully I'm no Stephen A. Smith (who has somehow managed to go 0-for-6 picking the victor of the past six NBA Finals).