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With the NBA finals approaching in 6 days, fans are more eager than ever to see which team will win the championship. Here’s my take:
Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers
With star Klay Thompson out for an indefinite amount of time with a concussion and the Warriors’ spirits high and cocky with the 4-1 series over the Houston Rockets, Cleveland should be able to take Game 1 because their team has superstars that will fill in for Kevin Love. Cleveland has also had a slightly longer rest period and practice time from their sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, who simply didn’t show up to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Game 2: Golden State Warriors
With their loss to Cleveland in Game 1, the Warriors should have a wakeup call and play with heart in Game 2. Players like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will definitely step up and give their best effort. What might also happen is the return of Thompson, who may or may not be rushed to proclaim he is healthy and ready for competition.
Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers
Although hated by many, LeBron James is still the best player in the League and will step up in Game 3 to take the series to 2-1. His superstar teammates, including Kyrie Irving and JR Smith will come up clutch in the victory. Cleveland has received a steal in acquiring JR Smith and Iman Shumpert, who were revived from their past performances in their stay with the New York Knicks.
Game 4: Golden State Warriors
The Warriors’ team chemistry will prove to be stronger than the Cavs’, whose team is relatively new from all the additions added this offseason and even during the regular season. The Warriors, on the other hand, have had virtually the same starting 5 for years, and they will prove their prowess against the Cavs in Game 4.
Game 5: Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have begun to feel the rhythm of the playoffs, and whether Thompson is back or not they will have the chemistry and the determination to take the lead in the series, 3-2. Plus, the Dubs have home court advantage, and the Warriors have performed phenomenally at home. It’s simple statistics.
Game 6: Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs’ season will be on the line, and the whole team will place their best effort in front of their home crowd. It’s a Win or Go Home mentality with the Cavs, and the whole team will play with the utmost heart and hustle. Expect something great from LeBron James, as he has been carrying the Cavs on his back for nearly these whole playoffs.
Game 7: Golden State Warriors
Back on their home turf, Golden State has the obvious home court advantage. Both teams will place their best effort on the table, as whoever wins the game wins not only the series but also the championship. However, Steph Curry will come up clutch as he always does in tough situations and display his MVP form as the Warriors cruise past the Cavs in Game 7. It’s an heartbreaker for the Cavs, but at last the Series is over and the Warriors are crowned NBA champs for the first time since 1975.
What? You thought the series would end in 5? These two teams are the best in the NBA, and have both proven to be clutch in tough situations. There should be no good reason why the series would end in 5.
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