The Warriors defeating the Cavaliers to win their second straight title might already feel like a forgone conclusion, but there's still plenty of bets to be placed to help make the NBA Finals compelling for sports fans looking for an extra incentive to watch. "At least one (year), maybe one or two seasons - me, Melo, D-Wade, CP - we can get a year in".
At the 1:05 mark, Nichols asked LeBron whether he ever sized up the odds stacked against the Cavs and allowed himself to think, I'm not going to make it to the Finals this year. "I'm glad he's playing".
Iguodala is seen as one of the best Warriors defenders against Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. It would give Cleveland home court advantage for the duration, and you know the fans there will turn up for what might be LeBron's final playoff games in Ohio. "It's part of my motivation to try to get back to this stage because I want more championships".
There's plenty more to talk about going in, but we narrowed it to five storylines to follow for the season's final series.
"We've got lots of guys who can take on that job", Kerr said.
J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Nearly everyone is picking the Warriors to win, and before Game 1, enough people tweeted the specific prediction that Golden State will take it in five games, that "Warriors in 5" was trending.More news: DOJ asks watchdog to probe Trump campaign surveillance claims
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Well, Game 1 sure was interesting.
"Teams have had their opportunities to beat the Cavs over the last four years, and teams have had the opportunities to beat the Warriors over the last four years", he said.
Four senators are wagering booze over the outcome of the NBA Finals. "And this is one of them", James said, neglecting to mention any of the Knicks teams in the recent Phil Jackson era. But we've got to focus on Game 2 now.
Alright, this one might be a bit more hard. Stephen Curry leads the Warriors with six points.