NBA Finals Predictions
NBA Finals Predictions
After what seemed like seventeen months of playoffs we finally have the two teams we knew would be here all along. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to go back-to-back against the Golden State Warriors in their third straight Finals matchup. We have polled our NBA writers to see who they believe will end up as champions…
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors
Brandon Reid: Warriors in 5.
I know this is somewhat bold for an NBA Finals, and predicting against the reigning champs. But I have contended all year that Golden State is on a whole different level than everyone else, including Cleveland. Cleveland is playing well. But their road was just as easy to the NBA Finals as Golden State’s was. However, I feel like they stumbled more than the Warriors. Indiana should have won two games in the first round. They let Boston beat them on their home floor without Isaiah Thomas. I may be underestimating the heart and will of LeBron James. I would not mind one bit if he proved me wrong and won it all again. But again, the Warriors have 4 All-Stars, 2 MVP’s, they swept the Western Conference Playoffs and became the first team to ever do that since the format expanded, AND they have won 27 of their last 28 games. This team could win the Olympics. It will not go seven!
Finals MVP: Kevin Durant/Steph Curry (split MVP’s)
Dan Schalk: Warriors in 7.
I hate the Warriors. No really, I do. And I will be rooting HARD for the Cavs to win, but after re-watching the Warriors playoffs games I can’t knowingly pick them to lose. Hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see LeBron and Co. being able to match the cop-out Warriors shot for shot.
Finals MVP: JaVale McGee (The only Warrior I can stomach and the X-Factor in the series)
Dillon Davis-Tirado: Cavaliers in 7.
Cleveland can’t out pace the Warriors but they can play better defense, regardless of the playoff records this postseason losing a game or sweeping doesn’t matter for these two teams. They were destined to meet. The Warriors are better by player personnel but Lebron James has proven his presence is the difference maker for a championship. Irving and Love must stay healthy to keep the impact high on how this series’ seesaw effect progresses. For the Warriors it’s on how they can slow down Lebron and Co. not stop because there’s no way that team can stop the Cavs. The Cavs are also a team that can’t stop the Warriors but they can slow them down and further. The Warriors may be without Steve Kerr for the whole series and coaching plays as much a part on the court as off of it. Warriors just are a tad short of beating Cleveland, plus Lebron is out there with one more thing to prove, again.
Finals MVP: LeBron James
Malachi David: Warriors in 6.
Golden State is too star-studded to repeat their loss from last year. They shouldn’t have lost last year and will show why this year.
Finals MVP: Steph Curry
Michael Gomez: Cavaliers in 6.
Don’t ask me how exactly, I just see it happening. Something tells me LeBron turns it up to an even higher level. Kevin Love has quietly been having an amazing postseason, and Kyrie is finding his groove and closing out. LeBron seems to be Durant’s kryptonite.
Finals MVP: LeBron James
Orlando Torres: Cavaliers in 7.
This series can go either way honestly, and KD may very well be the difference maker, but Lebron is playing with a chip on his shoulder ever since he didn’t make the top 3 for MVP. Now that the majority have the Warriors steam rollin the Cavs in 5 games, they are basically poking a monster with a stick. Kyrie and Kevin Love have shown no concerns either so far in the playoffs, so it’s not like this is going to be an unbalanced matchup.
Finals MVP Lebron James
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