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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 Houston Rockets will be facing elimination on Wednesday Night at Oracle Arena in game 5, whereas the Golden State Warriors will be looking to close out the series on their home court.
Oddsmakers have opened the lines with Golden State as a 8-point favorite with totals at 193 1/2. The odds have shifted and now stand with the Warriors as a 10-point favorite with totals boosting to 217 points. In their last meeting against the Warriros, the Rockets were 128-115 winners at home. They also managed to cover the ATS as a +4.5 point underdog. The total combined points of 243 led to the OVER.
In game 1 of the Western Conference finals, Stephen Curry scored two free throws in the final seconds of the match to finish with 34 points and the Golden State Warriors erasing a 16-point deficit to win 110-106 in the series opener against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The Rockets seemed on their way to spoil the party at the home of the Warriors, but they ended the second quarter on a 21-4 spurt to take a 58-55 lead after a half.
James Harden, the finalist for MVP won by Curry, has almost brought the Rockets into the game as Dwight Howard left the game because of a left knee injury.
In game 7 of the Western Conference Semis, James Harden scored 31 points to lead the Rockets to a 113-100 win in the final game against the Clippers on Sunday, allowing Houston to advance. Harden also contributed with eight assists, three steals and a block for Houston. For the ninth time in NBA history, a club erased a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series. Dwight Howard provided 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, who always had the lead in the game on Sunday. The group of Kevin McHale led by 17 points after three quarters; at the beginning of the last quarter, Howard scored a three-pointer to bring the score to 88-68 in favor of his own.
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