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NBA Finals, game one

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Here we go again.

I'm not sure if the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors get that when we say "best of seven," we just mean games, not series. Regardless, we are getting round four of this match-up. Vegas money has Golden State by a wide margin, giving them a 3-1 lead.

Uh oh.

Jokes aside, it's hard to see this series going any other way. The Warriors have last year's Finals MVP and former Sonic Kevin Durant as well as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson all scoring at least 20 points per game in these playoffs. On top of that, they are the number one ranked defensive team. When you can score while stopping your opponent from doing the same, it's hard to lose.

The Cavs are, of course, led by LeBron James who is making his eighth consecutive and ninth overall NBA Finals appearance. LeBron is getting credited for dragging this Cleveland team into the Finals. While I'll admit his teammates haven't been lighting the scoreboard up like the Warriors have, let's not act like Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are scrubs.

The big story line for Sonics fans is that the only two players remaining in the NBA to have donned a Seattle uniform will be facing off on either side of the ball. Durant was famously taken second in the 2007 NBA draft by the Sonics, who three picks later selected Jeff Green after trading Ray Allen to the Boston Celtics for the fifth pick. Green now plays for the Cavs and is averaging 10.8 points per game in the playoffs.

Tonight, the Cavs and Warriors continue their battle for supremacy. Will Cleveland be able to win a second championship? Or is Golden State just too good?

2018 NBA Finals - Game 1

0-0 (0-0 away)


Golden State Warriors

0-0 (0-0 home)

Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA
6:00 pm PDT
George Hill PG Stephen Curry
J.R. Smith SG Klay Thompson
LeBron James SF Kevin Durant
Kevin Love PF Draymond Green
Tristan Thompson C Kevon Looney
Andre Iguodala, knee
93.85 Pace 99.88
107.1 Off Rtg 110.0
105.9 Def Rtg 99.7


Who will win game one?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    (1 vote)
  • 87%
    Golden State Warriors
    (7 votes)
8 votes total Vote Now