In front of the third back to back NBA Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Dubs protect Stephen Curry communicated his desire to rain on the Cavs’ parade.
As indicated by Kyle Boone of CBS Sports, the two-time NBA MVP told journalists Saturday that he and the Warriors are expecting to ruin Cleveland’s great time: “For the most part, you know what LeBron [James] does, you know what Kyrie [Irving] does. You know kind of their style and familiar with that. Other than that, I think when you look at the whole squad, they have a good kind of chemistry and vibe. It looks like they’re having fun, and we want to do something about that.”
The Warriors are also out for revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead in last year’s Finals to lose to the Cavs and hand them their first championship in franchise history.
Brilliant State won the title the earlier year, which makes the 2017 NBA Finals an elastic match between the unchallenged top two teams in basketball.
While LeBron and Co. made sense of an approach to overcome the apparently relentless Warriors last season, after wiping out the Boston Celtics from the playoffs Thursday with a triumph in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, James revealed the thought of facing Golden State again is stressful, per ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst.
“I’m going to be honest, I’m not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State,” he said. “It’s too stressful, and I’m not stressed right now. I’m very happy about our accomplishment. Golden State, they’ve been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP. That’s all I can give you right now because I’m happy and I don’t want to be stressed.”
For on a par with Golden State was a year ago, when it won a record 73 normal season recreations, the group is apparently far better as a result of the expansion of Kevin Durant, as James suggested.
The Warriors enter the Finals a perfect 12-0 in the playoffs—the first team in history to do so—while the Cavaliers aren’t far behind with a record of 12-1.
In spite of the way that Cleveland is the shielding champion, the Dubs are a 21-50 most loved to win the title, while the Cavs are 2-1 underdogs, as per OddsShark.