Chris Paul Has Already Begun Recruiting LeBron James to Houston

Chris Paul Has Already Begun Recruiting LeBron James to Houston

Chris Paul Has Already Begun Recruiting LeBron James to Houston

The remarks also were in accord with what oddsmakers are thinking, as the Warriors have been installed as the biggest Finals favorite in at least 16 years, with a 12-point spread for Game 1 equaled just once over the past quarter-century in the championship round.

Shaun Livingston has been the best fifth man with the rest of the Hampton's lineup (Curry, Durant, Thompson, Green), but he's not as good a defender and more of a midrange shooter. The narrative would change quickly if Cleveland were to steal one in Oakland and push the defending champion Warriors into a deep series. The Warriors went 2-2 in the series when they were outrebounded on the offensive end. There was a certain element of are-we-there-yet? to their game, and it might have bit them even harder than having to go seven games against the Rockets if Chris Paul had stayed healthy.

The Warriors defeating the Cavaliers to win their second straight title might already feel like a forgone conclusion, but there's still plenty of bets to be placed to help make the NBA Finals compelling for sports fans looking for an extra incentive to watch.

In last season's playoffs, the Cavs averaged 116.2 points and just once were held to fewer than 100 (91 in Game 1 of The Finals). They don't have switchable wing defenders who can play a physical style, like P.J.

"It's two great teams, the best teams going against each other", Iguodala said.

Golden State won Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals over the Houston Rockets to set up the fourth consecutive meeting between the Warriors and Cavaliers. Which means making a lot of threes.

A Cavs spokesman told ESPN that Love has made progress through the protocol process after entering it four days ago, a outcome of a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. None of those guys are back this season. But putting his impending free agency aside, the Cavs have the best player in the world, so they have a chance at winning.

We can keep going, but the point is, when it comes to volume and efficiency, the National Basketball Association has never seen a shooter like Steph Curry.

After Game 7 against the Celtics, LeBron admitted being incredibly exhausted. In the Boston series, however, he had 33 points and 11 rebounds in 73 minutes in the Cavs' final two victories. "Once he gives it up, try not to let him get it back".

"So just have fun, compete, make it tough for him as much as you can, and live with whatever happens".

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