It’s the final everyone has been expecting. Another Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers clash in the NBA Playoffs Final.
With the caliber of players in their ranks and the records those stars kept shattering over the course of the regular season and during the playoffs, it would have been hard, at the beginning of the season, to bet against an NBA Playoffs Final featuring names like Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving.
From Steph “Baby-Faced Assassin” Curry hitting more 3s than any other player has in a single NBA game, to Lebron outscoring names like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan, it’s been a thrilling ride for basketball fans the world over.
Yes, fans have been given a preview of things to come when both sides clashed during the regular season in January. But back then, nothing was at stake. Now, it’s glory, bragging rights, pride and the chance to hoist the trophy in the air all on the line.
The big question lingering on everyone’s lips (well, every basketball fan’s) is: Who will win the NBA Playoffs Final? It’s a big question whose answer depends on a lot.
On their way to the best-of-seven final, Golden State Warriors went on a 12-0 run in the playoffs — the first team in league history to do so. They were that merciless, with Curry downing “treys” every now and then. Sounds like a moving train this GSW side.
But this moving train will be wary of letting complacency set in. The hurt of losing last year’s finals to the Cavs, despite going 3-1 up during the series, will keep the flamboyant Warriors in check.
Names like Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala will be more than a handful for the likes of J.R Smith, Kevin Love and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers roster. The Cavs will be wary of those jump shots, and of course, “Chef” Curry’s 3s.
On the flip side, the side from Cleveland can boast of a boisterous, bigger-than-life leader in Lebron “King James” James. And the Warriors will have to draw up a plan to consistently stop the King and a certain K. Irving.
Both sides are free-scoring sides, not afraid to down treys from downtown or muscle their way into the paint area and rattle the bucket. Racking up 100+ points in games is a usual for both sides so fans can get ready for a spectacle, featuring two teams that will try all in their might to outdo each other and get the higher match points total.
The stage is set. The fans can’t wait. Game 1 is upon us. Who will draw first blood: Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers? Drop your comments below so we can discuss further.
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