Round 3 is set to be an instant classic between the Cavaliers and Warriors. Golden State hasn’t lost a game since Kevin Durant came back from injury, sweeping the first three rounds of the playoffs. Durant is the new addition to this rivalry. Cleveland has had a great postseason as well only losing one game in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron is playing the best basketball of his career and Kevin Love is playing like he was expected to when he first got to Cleveland. The Warriors have no reason to lose this series. They’re the more talented and stacked team. Everybody is on the Warriors. The easy pick would be the Warriors, but in the end, the Cavaliers will win this series for one reason and one reason only. LeBron James.
Cavaliers in 7
This is a rubber match of sorts as the last two NBA Finals were split between these franchises. The difference from the previous two, and it’s a big one, is 8-time All-Star Kevin Durant has joined the show. Golden State has shredded their playoff competition like the Lakers did in 2001 (won Finals in 5). Dub City has won 10 of their 12 games in this years playoffs by double digits. In fact, the Durant led Warriors are beating their opponents on average by 16.3 ppg. This team has yet to face an opponent like the Cavaliers this time of year though. LeBron James isn’t letting age slow him down one bit as the 14-year veteran has scored 30+ points in 11 of the 13 games played. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are chipping in 24 and 17 ppg respectively. James will put Cleveland on his back as usual, but it won’t be enough as Golden State has too much firepower at their disposal.
Warriors in 5