Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

  • Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. Cleveland's offense is much improved compared to last year's edition. "It will be a massive upset if they're not there each and every year".

In an global matchup at center, Cleveland's Tristan Thompson of Canada will go against Zaza Pachulia of Golden State, who could become the first player from Georgia to win an National Basketball Association crown. He has made the Cavaliers better than they were.

If the Cavaliers want to upset the Warriors in back-to-back Finals, James, Irving, and Love will all have to play very well the entire series, along with help from the rest of the wine and gold as well. Now with Durant in that mix in what essentially was Barnes' spot, the Warriors have found different dimensions both offensively and defensively.

He has scored 20 or more points in 10 straight playoff games and led the Warriors in scoring in eight of their 12 postseason contests.

Thompson has been stellar on the defensive end even when his shot has been off and will likely be counted on at times to slow down Irving, who scored 98 points in the final three games previous year, including the series-clinching 3-pointer. Steph got kicked out of a game.

But general manager Bob Myers, in an interview on 95.7 The Game, said the team hasn't yet ruled out him returning to bench. James has called Golden State a "juggernaut" but the Warriors aren't buying all that talk. "We're not. I saw the quote from Kevin Love where he said he was surprised".

I've reflected quite a bit on these 347 days of the Cavs' championship reign, the first for any major professional sports team in Cleveland since 1964. Let the Warriors score 103 points, they're nearly certainly going to win.

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night - finally! - in Oakland on ABC, with the third consecutive Cleveland-Golden State matchup, a head-on collision most basketball fans could see coming before the season even began. Tyron Lue, will again coach the Cavaliers, and Mike Brown is scheduled to do the same for the Warriors.

Steve Kerr missed the first 43 games of the Warriors' 2015-16 season, and the team went 39-4. With the Cavs seeking to defend their title, this will be James' eighth Finals appearance in his 14-year career.

But with Durant, the Warriors have probably never been better than this either. Besides five years in age, Durant downplayed the differences between him from then and now. "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there". So you've got to make him work as hard as he can.

Kevin Love doesn't see his team as the underdogs in this series, per APNews.com. "It's definitely exciting. I feel blessed to be in this position to compete for a championship". Barnes averaged 9.3 points in the Finals a season ago, on 35 percent shooting.

"It's been a series that has been anticipated since the season tipped off in October", said Klang. But barring his way is a Golden State squad out to prove they are the super team dynasty of the era, not the Cavaliers.