It’s down to one game for the Golden State Warriors to prove that their 73-9 NBA record in the regular season was not a fluke.
In Game 7 of the the 2016 NBA Finals against the tough Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James, who has proven he is still the best player in the world, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors are all expected to step up in the final game of the best-of-seven series.
In front of a home crowd that will cheer them all game in winning their back-to-back NBA titles, the Warriors should feel right at home and play their game facing the potent defensive strategy by Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue.
Cleveland has stopped Stephen Curry in this series and the Warriors point guard’s frustration was seen the last game as he threw away his mouthpiece to the crowd and earned an ejection.
For the Warriors to win on Monday, Curry should play his game and be more aggressive attacking the basket to punish the Cavs aggressive defense on him. He can spot up from the three-point are where he is best or he can find teammates after the Cavs’ double team him.
The Warriors came back down from a 3-1 series deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. They are now in the opposite scenario, one loss away from choking like the Thunder after they had the 3-1 series advantage against the Cavaliers.
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The Warriors know how to come back from a big series deficit and they learned the lesson in the last series, so they will come prepared against LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, the three players who has done the most damage in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Prediction: Golden State Warriors win via a blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97 to win their second title in two years.