My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

"Following in the footsteps of Stephen Curry's rise to stardom and then LeBron James" legendary comeback down 3-1 will no doubt be hard, but these powerhouses have enough fireworks to put on a championship-worthy show one more time. As long as Golden State limits turnovers, they should be able to stay productive offensively.

LeBron James and the Cavaliers will head into Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors as seven point underdogs according to

James will push Golden State to the limit. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game. Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Real good. I do know both teams are better than past year.

The NBA Finals begin with Game 1 on Thursday night. Yikes. If they need any motivation to win, all they have to do is remember Game 5 of the 2016 Finals. "I'm excited this worked out that I could be here". Cleveland and Golden State have split Finals series the previous two seasons.

WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers' nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers' league record, started with victories a year ago in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland.

With in-season acquisition Kyle Korver having hit 22 of his 53 shots from beyond the arc (41.5 percent), the Cavaliers have been the most accurate 3-point shooting team in the 2017 playoffs, connecting on 43.5 percent. Golden State hadn't won in 40 years. He's part of a revamped center position along with fellow newcomers Javale McGee and David West.

Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to National Basketball Association title
And just as a move paid championship dividends for James after a prior finals loss, it could do the same in June for Durant. Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland , Calif.

"You add more pressure to it?" He may not be out there long if the Warriors decide they need more mobility against Thompson, who is almost averaging a double-double and shooting 60 percent while creating plenty of extra possessions with his offensive rebounding for the Cavaliers. "I think our chemistry has grown over the year and it's only getting better". But it was all worth it because of the quest for a championship. Draymond Green, 27, talked some trash to LeBron during Game 4 of the 2016 Finals, and after hearing that King James didn't like it, Klay Thompson, 27, said it was "a man's league" and LeBron should suck it up. After all these two teams were meeting in the last dance, for the second time in three seasons. But, although Cleveland has its own pack of All-Star wonders, one less than Golden State, theres only little said about the explosive Kyrie Irving and the quietly efficient Kevin Love.

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. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video. "This is really the grudge match".

"I think they're the prohibitive favorite", ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. They're a better Warriors team.

While the Cavs rebounded after a rough start and finished the season second in the East with a 53-29 record. Now he's ready to help avenge last year's disappointment. At the end of the day, I know the way I'm built. "It kind of goes without saying". Steph is averaging 28 points in the playoffs so far, while LeBron just recently passed Michael Jordan on the all time playoff scoring list.

Kerr had said on Monday his status remained "up in the air" but that he expected a final decision on his status to be made shortly after Game 1, if not before.?General manager Bob Myers has said he's open to Kerr returning when healthy regardless of how deep the Warriors are in the Finals. There's no way Durant will get held to those sort of numbers. "It's definitely exciting. I feel blessed to be in this position to compete for a championship".