NBA Finals Winner & MVP

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!

The Winner

You could debate this until your blue in the face, but I think the Cavs win and heres why

Cavs are shooting as good as anyone – There simply isn’t a better shooting team than the Cavaliers. During the playoffs, Cleveland is shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 43.5 percent from deep, both of which pace the NBA. The deep threat from the Cavaliers has been unbelievable with James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver all averaging more than four 3-point attempts per game.
Under Rated Defense – Over the past two rounds (against the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics), the Cavaliers have held opponents to 100.7 points per game, 43.9 percent shooting from the field and 34.2 percent from deep. If they would have averaged those stats in the regular season, the Cavaliers would have had a top-three defense in the league.
Lebron James – If you have the best basketball player in the world on your team, you have a chance to win. James has been absurd in these playoffs by averaging 26.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, pacing the team in every single one of those categories. The warriors couldn’t stop him last season and I highly doubt they can now.
Final Word – Cavs in 7 and a series for the ages. 7-1


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