NBA Basketball Betting: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

Added June 16, 2015 by Levi Watkins

With the NHL hockey season behind us it won’t be long until the NBA basketball season also concludes for the year. In fact, it could be as early as tonight when the Golden State Warriors head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in Game Six of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers have been AWOL during the past two games while the Warriors have asserted themselves as the best team in the league winning two straight blowout games, one at home and one on the road. The series has had a strange dynamic–the first two games went to overtime with each side winning once. Cleveland won a close game at home in Game Three but it’s been all Golden State ever since. The Warriors won Game Four by 21 points in Cleveland and Game Five by thirteen at home.

Back when the Cleveland Cavaliers were struggling during the regular season there were plenty of suggestions that LeBron James needed more help around him to win another championship. They may have been right. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both out for the season it has put LeBron in a position where he’s had to ‘do it all’. The problem is that he’s responded very well–historically so, as a matter of fact–but it might not be enough. LeBron is in a position to win Finals MVP despite not winning the NBA Title. He’s averaging just shy of a ‘triple double’ during the first five games of the series with 36.6 points 12.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. That would be the best stat line ever from a player on the losing side and make him a likely choice for finals MVP where he’d be only the second choice from a losing team (Jerry West in 1969 was the other). In fact, he’d be the first player from any North American pro sport to win the championship series/game MVP since Jean-Sebastien Giguere won the NHL Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP in 2003.

Simply put, the Cavs just don’t have enough healthy bodies to hang with this talented Warriors team. They’ve got Cleveland ‘figured out’ and will gladly let LeBron run wild knowing that they’ll have no trouble stopping his teammates.


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