The LeBron And Steph Curry Show Will Dominate The NBA Finals. Again

30 May, 2018, 11:30 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • LeBron James led the Cavs back to the NBA finals

Until they're eliminated, of course they're going to be in this thing (Cleveland, baby) LeBron James still wears a Cavs jersey and when you have the best player in the world, well...just ask the 2016 Warriors what can happen. The Warriors were without 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala for the last four games of the series, and the Rockets were without nine-time All-Star Chris Paul in Games 6 and 7.

With the retirement of Oklahoma City Thunder Center Nick Collison announced earlier this month, only two active players who played for the Sonics organization remain in the NBA: Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Jeff Green of the Cleveland Cavaliers. There were 20 players who appeared in first Cavaliers-Warriors game of the 2014-15 season - only eight of them will be in uniform during this series. Golden State will now play James' Cavaliers once again for a title.

With the team still struggling to find itself after the trades, James had to carry the team, and incredibly, he's taken them all the way to the finals. There have been just two games in the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs in which Cleveland has shot 40 percent or better from behind the arc while limiting opponents to 32 percent or less: Game 7 against the Toronto Raptors and Game 3 against the Boston Celtics.

Van Gundy, pride of Alhambra High School in Martinez, and Jackson, who preceded Steve Kerr as coach of the Warriors, are leaning toward a Warriors victory in four games - only because three games is mathematically impossible.

Never before, however, have the odds been stacked so heavily against a James-led team. James excelled as usual, and his supporting cast, including J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, George Hill, gave just enough help to win.


But for now, those teams stand at least a year away from greatness, and the status quo endures.

James, a 14-time All-Star and four-time MVP, nearly single-handedly carried Cleveland to the Finals.

Steph and the Warriors have won two of their three finals meetings to date; the Cavaliers look to even the score at two championships apiece.

Kevin Durant hits some deep twos with Trevor Ariza basically on him like a shadow and Stephen Curry scores 11 consecutive points.

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