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Old 05-25-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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Well folks it's all set for next Thursday on ABC as the Cavs will face the Warriors for the 3rd straight year in the Finals. This will be the first time in NBA history that the same two teams met in the NBA Finals 3 straight seasons. I am not sure who will win this series but it will be interesting to see these two teams matchup next week because

1. Warriors have not lost a game at all during the postseason

2. Cavs have not lost two games in a row during the postseason

3. Cavs and Warriors are undefeated on the road during the postseason


It's now time to discuss the NBA Finals!!!!
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Thread will be a *sticky* for the next couple weeks.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Just as I predicted, long before the playoffs started, Warriors vs. Cavs.

In 2015, the Warriors clearly benefited from Lebron missing two of his key players at full health, Kyrie and Kevin Love.

In 2016, the Cavaliers clearly benefited from a physically subpar Curry and Iguodala, and the Green suspension which cost the Warriors momentum.

In 2017, both teams are finally at full health. Curry is playing like the all star he was past two years. And of course they got Durant. Hopefully Iggy will be at full health though he is dealing with knee and back issues again. He is one of their best defenders against James.

When all is said and done though, the Dubs are clearly the team to beat, and beat the Cavaliers they surely will, in 6 games at most.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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Just as I predicted, long before the playoffs started, Warriors vs. Cavs.

In 2015, the Warriors clearly benefited from Lebron missing two of his key players at full health, Kyrie and Kevin Love.

In 2016, the Cavaliers clearly benefited from a physically subpar Curry and Iguodala, and the Green suspension which cost the Warriors momentum.

In 2017, both teams are finally at full health. Curry is playing like the all star he was past two years. And of course they got Durant. Hopefully Iggy will be at full health though he is dealing with knee and back issues again. He is one of their best defenders against James.

When all is said and done though, the Dubs are clearly the team to beat, and beat the Cavaliers they surely will, in 6 games at most.


I do know that no team with Lebron and Kyrie is getting swept in a playoff series. That's the only thing i would bet money on in Vegas right now. lol
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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Just as I predicted, long before the playoffs started, Warriors vs. Cavs.

In 2015, the Warriors clearly benefited from Lebron missing two of his key players at full health, Kyrie and Kevin Love.

In 2016, the Cavaliers clearly benefited from a physically subpar Curry and Iguodala, and the Green suspension which cost the Warriors momentum.

In 2017, both teams are finally at full health. Curry is playing like the all star he was past two years. And of course they got Durant. Hopefully Iggy will be at full health though he is dealing with knee and back issues again. He is one of their best defenders against James.

When all is said and done though, the Dubs are clearly the team to beat, and beat the Cavaliers they surely will, in 6 games at most.
Eh. Kyrie played one game in 2015. Love 0. They were at no health.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:42 PM
 
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I do know that no team with Lebron and Kyrie is getting swept in a playoff series. That's the only thing i would bet money on in Vegas right now. lol
This here.

Too many over the top bold predictions on The dubs- based partly on beating a Spurs team that was missing its own version of Lebron.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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This here.

Too many over the top bold predictions on The dubs- based partly on beating a Spurs team that was missing its own version of Lebron.
I can't even see the warriors going to cleveland and winning both games with Lebron and Kyrie in the game.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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I can't even see the warriors going to cleveland and winning both games with Lebron and Kyrie in the game.
I don't think any home court game is safe. Golden State is capable of having a night they can't miss and Lebron is capable of taking over.

I'm anxious to see a dialed in Cavs team- even tonight- they win by 32 and they played sloppy d in the middle and threw the ball around in parts. I think both teams will bring out the best in each other and quite honestly the Cavs don't have any respect for other teams aside from the Dubs
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:21 AM
 
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Cleveland are defending champs at full health and still the team to beat until the Warriors prove otherwise. Observers can make their wild predictions but the dual, bitter Warriors & A's fan in me has seen much too postseason pain to make confident predictions. I just hope there are no significant injuries to alter the outcome and no reason for armchair critics to diminish the champ's accomplishment when they win it all.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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I do know that no team with Lebron and Kyrie is getting swept in a playoff series. That's the only thing i would bet money on in Vegas right now. lol
OK, but that hardly translates into a Cleveland win.

I don't see how they will overcome the addition of Durant, who in my mind is the toughest guy to stop in the league. And, very motivated to win it. Who will guard him?
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