Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

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Why will the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the three-match of the NBA Finals? Last year Golden State didn't have Kevin Durant. The Cavaliers won previous year, after a one-game suspension of Draymond Green unsettled the Warriors, who ultimately bricked a 3-1 lead.

Having been held scoreless over the final 4:39 of the decisive Game 7 past year, the Warriors made the biggest splash of the National Basketball Association offseason when they signed high-scoring Kevin Durant in free agency. Green wanted the matchup with the Cavaliers after Golden State fell short past year despite his brilliant Game 7, and now here it comes. Korver ranks second among all active players with 104 playoff games without a Finals appearance, trailing only Joe Johnson's 112 games.

Three-point shooting played a critical role in Cleveland's success against the Warriors last June. When Cleveland shifted over to stop him, the ball immediately found its way to Stephen Curry, open on the perimeter.

In their nightmares the Cavaliers will see Durant sprinting down the middle of the court, and slamming down an uncontested dunk. As Draymond Green said in his postgame press conference, "Their focus was definitely to take away the 3 point line. But it doesn't mean anything going into the next series and we have to understand that".

But if you want to know how it ends, it comes down to Game 7 with Kevin Durant scoring a game-high 41 points to help seal the Warriors' 132-106 victory and the title. Golden State has gone 12-0 in the postseason, an National Basketball Association record, while Cleveland is 12-1. It just didn't matter. Now with Kevin Durant attracting more attention, the defense will have to lay off Curry to some extent.

Luckily for the Cavs, their stars seem to be playing their best at just the right time. The Cavs are better than they were last season, but the Warriors may have too much firepower to overcome, even with the LeBron factor. "We're trying to take what they took from us a year ago". "But it wouldn't have changed the fortunes for 27 other teams in the league".

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Whenever a team has the best player on the floor, they always have a good chance in the series. It's a team exactly as good as you would expect them to be.

"But we are both better".

In the third quarter they began treating the Cavaliers just like the teams they faced before them.

He scored more than 20 points only three times in the 2016 Finals and when it counted most in Game 7, it was Kyrie Irving that delivered from long range. It's his choice. He didn't choose to leave after the Thunder blew a 3-1 lead; that's when he became a free agent. Often, it does, but in this instance it has to. The total has gone over in 15 of the Cavaliers' last 21 games. This time around, we will look at how Love is playing his best basketball since joining the Cavaliers two summers ago. If that is the case, what is the reason to watch if you aren't a Warriors or Cavs fan? He's in better health now, even while wearing a sleeve over his elbow to protect some swelling.

"They constantly break records - last year being 73-9 [a regular season record]; this year starting the playoffs 13-0".

The Warriors are overwhelming, and James is remembering it again.

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