The Rubber Match: Cavs, Warriors to Fight for NBA Title Yet Again
Last summer, the Golden State Warriors were reigning NBA champions and had a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team they beat the year before. They seemed on the verge of repeating and finishing another historic chapter of NBA history. And then LeBron James and company came back — all the way back, winning the series in seven games and indeed adding a historic moment to the record books.
The moment the series ended, fans and pundits began talking of the third chapter to the saga, the seemingly inevitable rematch this year. The league’s clear two best teams seemed destined for another NBA Finals clash and now it’s here. Golden State have not lost in the playoffs. Cleveland lost once.
Of course that isn’t the only narrative. The Warriors were a win away from beating this Cavs team last year in the Finals, and then added superstar Kevin Durant, who is healthy and ready. They have a deep and talented team including the likes of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. And despite his greatness, including passing the legendary Michael Jordan in all-time NBA postseason scoring in the Eastern Conference finals, the Cavs cannot rely on only LeBron James. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and others will need to step up.
For fans, it’s the contest that any neutral party wanted. Two legendary teams with rosters full of superstars will battle for the NBA title. Don’t miss a second. Get your own slice of history with a full supply of both Cavs NBA Finals gear and Warriors NBA Finals gear from Store.NBA.com, the official online store of the NBA.
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