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Cavaliers betting long shot against Warriors in NBA Finals

30 May, 2018, 04:31 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • LeBron James

In the third quarter, point guard Stephen Curry scored 14 of the Warriors 33 points as they turned an 11-point deficit into a seven point lead entering the final quarter.

Since then, LeBron has been an NBA Finals staple, making four appearances with the Miami Heat and winning two, before returning to the Cavaliers for the last four trips. Last night's telecast peaked with a 12.0 rating from 10:45-11 PM ET, the highest-rated quarter hour of an National Basketball Association game on ESPN, as far as records go back. But having said that, LeBron James is an vast challenge, an incredible player.

The most watched NBA game all season and the second most watched pro-basketball game in cable history, last night's GSW WCF victor peaked with 18 million sets of eyeballs on the ball right near the end during the 11 - 11:15 PM ET slot.

Oddsmakers are in agreement, and have made the Cavaliers a 12-point underdog for Game 1 on Thursday night - the largest point spread for a Finals-opening game since peach baskets.

The NBA Finals are officially set, and Las Vegas has the Golden State Warriors heavily favored over the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the seven-game series and take home the NBA Championship for the third time in four years. They praised James for accomplishing another historic feat. "We've been in every possible position you can be in in the playoffs", said Lue, per Rick Noland of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. "They are clearly the favorite, without question, but the luxury of having the best player in the world in that situation, anything can happen". He expects to be available for Game 1 of the Finals.

From Jeff Green (19 points in Game 7) to Tristan Thompson (nine rebounds) to George Hill (plus-24 rating) and J.R. Smith (12 points), the Cavs couldn't get there without contributions from the "others", as Shaquille O'Neal always describes role players.

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They're in the finals again anyway, led by someone who will play in the last series of the season for an absurd eighth consecutive year. Maybe more than the style of play is who is executing it and the Rockets just didn't have the shooters the Warriors do.

Even before this recent dominant run, the Warriors have a long history of playoff success.

No. 23 did his thing, but it was a team effort, at least defensively, that allowed the wine and gold to take Game 7 in a hostile environment.

3 - Cleveland's struggles to defend the fast break have been well known all season.

"Like this series, Trevor Ariza, PJ Tucker, James [Harden], [Chris Paul], they brought the best out of me", Durant told ESPN. And just because a guy is not playing well, you can't give up on a guy.

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