It’s the NBA Finals match up you knew was coming.
After the Golden State Warriors finished off the Houston Rockets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals on Monday, they clinched a date with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.
Cleveland just finished off the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.
In the teams’ first three NBA Finals match ups, Golden State walked away with titles in both 2015 and 2017, while F LeBron James led one of the most famous comebacks in sports’ history, becoming the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the title in 2016.
The teams will be mostly healthy heading into the series.
Overall, it will be on LeBron to carry his team to the NBA title.
No, I don’t think his efforts are anything like some media outlets have made them out to be:
No team, including this year’s Cleveland Cavaliers, can make it to the NBA Finals on the efforts of just one player.
However, it will take a herculean effort for James to defeat the Warriors, led by G Stephen Curry and F Kevin Durant, for a title.
Both teams will receive a short break this week, with the series’ first game not being held until Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. at Oracle Arena in California.
What did you think?
We asked the 789 Media viewers on Twitter who they thought would win the series.
In just under 10 hours of voting, 59% of the voters picked the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals, leaving 41% vying for Cleveland:
Cale: I’ve got to roll with the Warriors to win their second straight NBA title. The team is just too deep, even with Iguodala not at 100%.
This is also arguably LeBron’s worst team he has taken to the Finals, meaning much more of the load is on his shoulders.
Last year’s match up showed that the Warriors adding Durant in the previous off season took them to a new level, and I expect to see much of the same for this go-around.
GSW wins in five