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Cavs/Warriors NBA Finals - The Ultimate Tiebreaker

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    2015 saw the Warriors handle the Cavs pretty easily 4-2. Then Lebron came alive last year and (imo) single-handedly won the whole damn series. Making him the best in the world.

    So, series tied 1-1.

    Not that I think this will be the last time we see these 2 teams playing in the finals. But maybe. And I think far and away this is the most important, interesting and telling of all the series. They know each other very well. Both teams improved quite a bit over the last 3 years. And now they are both complete veterans on the biggest stage (when comparing Lebron and Curry anyways).

    I think the addition of Kevin Durant to the Warriors is the killer though. I see the Warriors taking this in 6. KD is that much a game changer to me. As much as this season has been a predictable bore, I think this series redeems everything for the NBA. Feels to me like the best match-up the NBA has seen in several years. Maybe best in the last decade.

    Whoever wins is simply better. Simple as that. Even if they meet again, I think that'll still be the case.

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    Watching this game 1 now.. I just don't see the Cavs being able to win 4 games here. At all. Maybe 1-2. But that's probably it. The Curry/Durant combo is just too lethal. I think the Cavs would have to be on fire AND the Warriors would have to have a record low series of shooting % games. The chances of that are pretty slim.

    4-2 sounds about right. Lebron is maybe the best to ever play the game. But maybe the Durant/Curry/Thompson/Green and company team is close to the best pure offense team in NBA history.

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    I agree with you that the Warriors will win. And to be honest, I'm tired of hearing Lebron's name. The guy gets credit for absolutely everything the Cavs do now. I'd like him to retire just on that alone. But I don't think that will happen. I see him playing 1 more season, then calling it quits.
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    PowerPlay Wrote: I see him playing 1 more season, then calling it quits.
    Lebron's only 32 though. No way he retires in a year. Michael Jordan retired at 40. Kobe was 37. And on and on.. I don't think we will hear retirement talk for another 4-5 years for him.
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    I thought it was going 4-2.. might go 4-0. I don't think that's ever happened in NBA history. One game away from that. I'm expecting Lebron to come out the gate full force, driving every single chance he gets. Should be a great game for Game 4.
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    Series is now at 3-1. They're not done just yet. Looks like the oddsmakers are giving the Warriors super good odds to win on Monday. I really hope they win.
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    What a great series. I am all for a four-peat next year. I still don't see anyone, including the Cavs, taking down the dynasty that is now the Warriors. But I hear rumors of the Spurs trying to acquire Chris Paul. Anxious to see if anyone can stack their rosters in the offseason to deal with the Durant/Curry combo.