NBA Finals & MVP countdown is over. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are like two boxers making their way to the ring. They walk past the other fighters, the promoters, managers and hustlers. And here they are. Forty-seven days after the playoffs began, we get the main event.
So: The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs, the Cavaliers 12-1. This will be the third straight season in which they’ve played each other for the championship.
Golden State has won its playoff games by an average of 16.3 points, Cleveland by 13.6.
Isaiah Thomas, the best player on the Boston Celtics, was injured and couldn’t offer his customary scoring, passing and leadership in the Eastern Conference finals. But even with Thomas, the Celtics had no chance.
Had the San Antonio Spurs been healthy, they would have won at least one game, and maybe two from Golden State. But their best player, Kawhi Leonard was hurt in the first game, and point guard Tony Parker also couldn’t play.
Nonetheless how each team arrives to this point, this is the trilogy that NBA fans and enthusiasts have craved. Episode 1 the Cavs were minus Love and Irving, episode 2 Curry was question mark fit and the mighty Draymond Green “incident”. Episode 3…. Both teams arrive fully fit and healthy and that promises to deliver and almighty series!
Throw a blanket over Lebron, Curry, Irving, Love, Green, Durant. All would be appropriate and adequate recipent of such honor. Then there is the X-factor: Tristan Thompson. Cleveland’s rugged glass-eater could be a difficult matchup for the Warriors. If he can control the paint and create second chances for the Cavs offense while limiting Golden State on its possessions, the Cavaliers will have a chance to hang close in most games. he is currently 200-1! If you can believe that!
You could debate this until your blue in the face, but I think the Cavs win and heres why