The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to clash for the final game of the 2015-16 NBA season to determine who will be crowned as this year’s champion. Will the Warriors win their second consecutive championship title? Or will the Cavaliers quench their NBA title drought?
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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers have proven that they are the best representatives from the West and the East, respectively.
Regardless of the outcome of Game 7, both teams deserve the respect and love from the basketball community. However, even they like it or not, a winner should be declared in the end.
The Warriors became the fans’ favorite from the time they won the championship title in 2015. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green have shown their talents and devotion to the sport.
Many have predicted that they could easily defeat the Cavaliers based on the result of the first two games of the 2016 NBA Finals. However, the Cavaliers still continued to fight and forced a Game 7.
After being down from a 0-2 deficit, the Cavaliers found a way to defeat the Warriors in Game 3. Their struggle continued in Game 4 but kept their hopes up to win Games 5 and 6, finally tying the series.
The rivalry between Stephen Curry and LeBron James is undeniably making the NBA Finals more intense. Both NBA superstars have shown their own skills and talents every game, helping their team achieve victory.
LeBron James is predicted to win the NBA Finals MVP whether they win or not against the Golden State Warriors. James leads all players in points, assists, steals, and blocks, and he is tied with Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson in rebounds.
In spite of this, James stated that he is more focused on winning the championship title than the Finals MVP.
“I wouldn’t feel good about it at all,” he said. “Because at the end of the day, I’m here to win a team prize, and that’s to win a championship, not an individual prize.”
On the other hand, reigning MVP Stephen Curry said that he needs to play better in Game 7. In Game 6, Curry was ejected from the game after throwing his mouthpiece to the crowd. His frustrations were ignited by the referees ridiculous calls and their failure to close the series earlier in Game 5 and Game 6.
“I need to play my best game of the year, if not my career,” he said after practice Saturday.
“Because of what the stakes are — that doesn’t mean score 50 points, though.That means control the tempo of the game. I need to be aggressive, where I need to push the envelope.”
Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will be on Sunday night at the Oracle Arena. The Cavaliers are the underdogs entering the match-up– by 5 in the points spread and 8/5 to win the game.
Prediction: Cavs over Warriors, 105-104
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