Match Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Match Date: 01 June 2017 (EDT/EST)
12BET (Basketball Tip)
It’s going to be an exciting game as the Golden States Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third time. They are the first two teams to square off in three straight NBA Finals. This series is surely a historic rubber match as they split the previous two NBA Finals matchup. But the Warriors have the home court advantage and they will take control, winning Game 1.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors become the first NBA team to start playoffs with 12-0 record, earning third straight trip to the NBA Finals. They beat Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs to sweep three best-of-7 series in the same post season in NBA history. The last team to enter the NBA Finals without a loss was the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers who got an amazing 11-0 record. Moving forward, superstar Kevin Durant has been excellent in his playoff games averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 blocks while two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who passed Kobe Bryant (292) for 5th on the NBA’s all-time playoff 3-pointers list that has currently 295, is averaging 28.6 points, 43 percent from distance and 50 percent from the field.
Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team in the league to score at least 100 points in their 13 playoff games. The Cavs have been averaging 116.9 points per game and beating teams by 13.6 points. LeBron James and his team have been incredible in this league and they are ready to defend their championship title against Warriors this coming Game 1. LeBron led his team averaging 32.5 points on 56.6 percent shooting with 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in their 12-1 record.
2017 NBA Finals Schedule: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Game Matchup Date Time (EST)
Game 1 Cleveland at Golden State Thursday, June 1 9:00 p.m.
Game 2 Cleveland at Golden State Sunday, June 4 8:00 p.m.
Game 3 Golden State at Cleveland Wednesday, June 7 9:00 p.m.
Game 4 Golden State at Cleveland Friday, June 9 9:00 p.m.
Game 5* Cleveland at Golden State Monday, June 12 9:00 p.m.
Game 6* Golden State at Cleveland Thursday, June 15 9:00 p.m.
Game 7* Cleveland at Golden State Sunday, June 18 8:00 p.m.
(* – IF NECESSARY)
The Golden State Warriors is the number one favorite to win the game and they are eager to take back what they had lost last year and that is the championship ring. Cavs might have the chance to win against the Warriors as they have LeBron, Irving and Love. But if they are going to struggle defensively and offensively, that will be a big problem for the Cleveland.
Line: Warriors -7; Over/Under: 220 (this odd might change)
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