The rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. There's Stephen Curry (2.1-to-1), who is having the best postseason of his career and has a lot to prove after a poor performance in last year's Finals.
The Golden State Warriors Senior VP of Business Development Brandon Schneider warned fans to be aware of fraudulent tickets.
According to the odds makers in Las Vegas and the number crunchers at analytical sites, the Warriors are the clear favorites to win the series after sweeping their way through the playoffs with a record-setting margin of victory of 16.3 points per game. His coach that year was Mike Brown, who has served as acting coach for the Warriors while Steve Kerr is out following complications from back surgery. He is still with the team on their off-days, going over video and getting his message across. 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.
Swingman Matt Barnes adds more energy off the bench and rookie guard Patrick McCaw has provided another boost.
Its probably up there; I mean its up there, James admitted, adding Golden State was indeed a high-powered team.. But that just hasn't been the case.
So, with that type of money, some season ticket holders are wondering if they should cash in.
And, in a series that is expected to go six or seven games, that game could be the difference. If there's a Game 5, folks are shelling out $2,435 on average for one of those tickets.
"They have so many weapons", Lue said. "I'm doing my homework, I'm doing every possible thing to put this team in every situation to win".
Its pretty intense, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia said.
And even though Cleveland has rolled through the playoffs, going 12-1, they've allowed opponents over 100 points in all but three of those games. Steph is making tough shots, Klay is making tough shots and KD is making tough shots. I think the world has been waiting for this to finally get here.. "[I'm] due for a few big games or whatever". Now in the bright lights is when you got to continue to do it, and that's what I'm trying to do.
At the moment, Silver thinks the league is fine, but if it gets out of hand, then he may step in and make some adjustments. This series will also mark the sixth time in eight years that a LeBron James team will be the underdog in an National Basketball Association final, so if he has need (room?) for another chip on his shoulder, or anywhere else, there it is. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, shot 36 percent from the floor and 26 percent from beyond the arc. He missed 20 games after injuring his knee in March.
Heading into the Finals this year, he is a much-improved player, especially on defense, but his offensive stats look better as well. Thanks to Boston's heart, Cleveland was taken to a fifth game in the Eastern Conference finals on May 25. "To be headed to the NBA Finals is a great way to combat all that talk". The guy who brought Cleveland all the way back from a 3-1 deficit in the 2016 NBA Finals would never let that happen. Now he's ready to help avenge last year's disappointment.
For the record, Golden State and Cleveland are 1-1 in the two times they had clashed in the regular season.