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NBA Expert Picks: Can the Golden State Warriors (29-31) finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers (29-31) at home when they hit the hardwood in Game 5?
Odds by Bovada Sportsbook
Cleveland O/U 231
Golden State -9
It was hard to imagine that a team led by LeBron James would end up on the side of history as the ones who lost four straight in the Finals to allow Golden State to become the first to sweep through the entire playoffs.
LeBron James scored more points, rebounds and assistance then anyone on the court. The only thing he could not do is allow Cleveland Cavaliers to sign the win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
James picked up 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the second best triple-double in the NBA Finals history, but the Cavaliers ended up losing 104-91 against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday Night. The Warriors now lead the series 3-2 going into Game 6 in Cleveland.
The Golden State Warriors tied the series at 2-2 after winning against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. For game 5, they head to Oakland where they will at Oracles arena. The Warriors, the #1 NBA team during the regular season, had suffered two straight losses before game 4, including one at home. They came out dominant in the first quarter thanks to Stephen Curry, who was disappointing in the last two games.
The MVP scored 22 points, but did not finish as the top scorer of his team as Andre Iguodala took over scoring 22 points for his team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 96-91 on Tuesday night and now lead the NBA Finals 2-1. LeBron James collected 40 points and was particularly successful behind the arc throughout game 3, especially when he had to close out the game. With 1:44 to play in the last quarter, LeBron drain a three point shot to seal game 3.
Moments earlier, Matthew Dellavedova attempted a circus shot during a foul that was committed by Steph Curry which led to of a three-point play that brought Cleveland to four points. The Australian guard, who was replacing star point guard Kyrie Irving, set a career high with 20 points on Tuesday night.
For the second straight game, the Cavaliers and Warriors have needed overtime to decide a winner. But this time, LeBron James did not let the victory slip through his fingers. James was able to help his team win 95-93 on Sunday night in Oakland, tie-ing the series at 1-1.
King James entered the game with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists without his starting point guard Kyrie Irving, who had surgery on his left knee.
For the first time in its history, Cleveland can register has an opportunity win the NBA Championship, but Golden State, which has waited forty years to play another final, stands in the way of the Cavaliers.
During his “homecoming” in July, LeBron James had warned that it would take time for Cleveland Championship, but that time has come sooner than expected. In the first season of his second stint with the Cavaliers, “King James” has led his team in the final, after finishing in second place the regular season, then successively eliminated Boston (4-0), Chicago (4-2) and Atlanta (4-0).
The best players know raise their game in the playoffs, even when they are not in top physical condition. LeBron James, visibly bothered by an injured knee and / or ankle, scored 37 points – including five in their last meeting against the Hawks- allowing the Cleveland Cavaliers to beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 on Sunday night in Game 3 of the series.
With the win, the Cavaliers lead 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals series and will have the chance to eliminate the Hawks on Tuesday night in front of their fans in Cleveland. Shelvin Mack had two chances to tie the game in the final seconds of the match, but missed two three-point shots.
In game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James scored 31 points, JR Smith had eight three-point baskets and garnered a total of 28 points and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday night and take a 1-0 led in the series. Wishing to provide a first NBA title to the city of Cleveland, James confirmed the win with a powerful dunk in the final minute of play. However, it is JR Smith who was the trigger for the Cavaliers in scoring a franchise record, eight shots being the arc.
As for the Hawks, they cashed the home defeat in the first game of a series for the second time in a row. The Cavaliers will try to increase their hold on the series on Friday, in Game # 2.
There is one year, the Cavaliers could only be spectators while LeBron James got another chance to win it all with Miami. The Hawks, themselves, had to get up after being rejected in the first round of the playoffs. Things have changed since then. James returned home last summer, immediately giving Cleveland the status of aspirant to the title. Atlanta shone with Mike Budenholzer leading the club for a second year, winning 60 games to rank at the top in the East. Wednesday night, the two teams will face as a curtain raiser to the final of the East, at Philips Arena.
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