With the Cavaliers win in Game 5 against the Celtics, the NBA finals have been set. Since the Golden State Warriors swept their series, they have been waiting to see who they will play. Now the NBA finals are set. Let the games begin.
Golden State Warriors
Because the Golden State Warriors swept their matchups in the earlier rounds, they are now the favorite to win it all in the NBA finals.
Although the Warriors won 67 games in the regular season, they fell short of their 73 winning regular season of last season. It is important to note that the Warriors have been winning their playoff games by approximately 17 points per game.
At the same time, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing better in the playoffs than they did in the regular season. In addition, the Cavaliers have only had one loss in the playoffs and that was with the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
For the third straight year, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA finals. So, this year will serve as the rubber match.
With both teams having a great year, many predicted the two teams would meet in the finals. In the NBA Basketball 2017 Playoffs, I wrote that these two teams were expected to be in the finals.
Now that the finals are here, which team will win? Although the Warriors are the favorite team to win, remember last year the Cavaliers came back to win after being down 3 – 1.
The schedule for the playoffs will be as follows:
- In Game 1 – Thursday, June 1st, Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 9:00 p.m.
- Game 2 – Sunday, June 4th, Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 8:00 p.m.
- For Game 3 – Wednesday, June 7th, Warriors at Cleveland at 9:00 p.m.
- Game 4 – Friday, June 9th, Warriors at Cleveland at 9:00 p.m.
- Also, Game 5 – Monday, June 12th, has the Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 9:00 p.m.
- Game 6 – Thursday, June 15th – Warriors at Cleveland at 9:00 p.m.
- Game 7 – Sunday, June 18th – Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 8:00 p.m.
To sum up, the Golden State Warriors have four big players. Are they going to beat the Cavaliers in the rubber match? As always, I look forward to your comments on the NBA Finals.