We still remember the Finals and that epic matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. In 2015, six games were needed to determine the winner, while it took seven battles in 2016 to crown the NBA champions. These Finals rematches are always highly anticipated duels in the regular season. We expect a great game on Sunday.
Warriors are holding the best record in the NBA. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are sharing the basketball, there are a lot of open shots when this team plays and everyone gets the ball. That is probably why this squad is averaging almost 120 points per match. It’s going to be interesting to see how will Cleveland defend against these guys. We can expect to see a lot of LeBron James on Kevin Durant.
For the Cavaliers, JR Smith is out. He is going to be missed, but the most important thing for this team is going to be him getting ready for the postseason. King James and Kyrie Irving can handle the regular season by themselves.
Kevin Love is going to be the key in this match. He was a bit timid during the Finals. Even though he did contribute in the final duel of the season in Game 7, he can still play much better. Warriors have gotten stronger as they added a superstar in the lineup with Kevin Durant. Cavaliers third star needs to step up in order to help and even the odds.
Klay Thompson will handle Kyrie, or at least he will try. We expect the ball to be in LeBron James hands. If he plays up to his standards, the Cavaliers will have a chance. We think that he will have a decent game, but he won’t be able to overcome Curry, Durant, Thompson, and Green. Warriors will win this one 111:103.