Oh man - i can't hardly wait for tomorrow night. I'm a Splash Brothers fan but realistically when they beat Cavs in last year's final, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were injured and it was Lebron against the world. Love's been playing his best hoops ever.
I'm pumped beyond belief as well. Let's keep this going throughout the series.Oh man - i can't hardly wait for tomorrow night. I'm a Splash Brothers fan but realistically when they beat Cavs in last year's final, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were injured and it was Lebron against the world. Love's been playing his best hoops ever.
So Cavs are healthy and dangerous coming into this one, plus they swept the Hawks while Steph and Company had to make a miraculous comeback to win three in a row and finally take Thunder in 7. So the obvious rest and preparation advantage = Cavs.
Warriors have home court advantage where they were 39-2 this year (which was crazy) = advantage Golden State.
Right now Vegas likes the Warriors by lots but i suspect those odds are somewhat skewed.
As for addressing threats, that's a tough call. Looks like Cavs will put JR Smith on Klay Thompson (an unenviable task). Who will Cleveland put on Curry? I'm betting on Lebron primarily but Steph forces a lot of switches with his quickness and ridiculous ball handling.
Not at all certain who GS puts on James - my bet is a combination of Draymond Green and Curry. But GS doesn't match up well at all with Kevin. Don't think Bogut can hang with him and if he gets in early foul trouble as is his tendency .. could be trouble.
Bo picks the Warriors in 7 - gonna be an epic matchup.
What say Friscus?
I live in the West Suburbs of Cleveland. I'm a fan of the game, and I like to think I can give decent analysis of it. However, here in Cleveland, good analysis never sold any papers or got many clicks, it's all about being a homer with delusions of the next Browns season.. that's what gets you a job. LOL!Frisc - The comparative length was surprising for me. Thing is, Steve Curry often goes small ball - but perhaps not with that kind of advantage unless he just wants to fast break when they're playing their big guys. Curry's a genius with substitution strategy.
A 6-11 guy (Frye) has made over half his past 40 3 pointers? I'm honestly not all that familiar with the guy. That's scary!
I know what you mean about Lebron - he's a bull and doesn't get many offensive fouls even when he bowls guys over. Shaq used to get away with the same crap which pissed me off!
That was a great analysis .. clearly you know your hoops. You're for Cleveland - do you live in Ohio?
My sorta boss back in Boston is from Cleveland. We have some great trash talk started already via text.
I'll hit him with something like this and he'll come back with something about "Believeland"