The Golden State Warriors can close out the Cleveland Cavaliers and take home a title this week, but they’d have to do it on the road. Touted as 4.5-point favorites in the elimination game, the Dubs are in as good a position as they could ask for against the nearly unstoppable LeBron James.
James and the Cavs have choked on an opportunity after jumping out to a 2-1 series lead and now face a pair of do-or-die games if they want to win the ring. That ring would be James’ third, of course, but Cleveland’s first in any of its three major sports since 1964.
Cleveland broke out of the gates as the sportsbook favorite to win the championship; however, the Warriors have been in front of the NBA futures for the majority of the 2014-2015 season. Not surprisingly, between Stephen Curry’s MVP campaign and the evolution of Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, there is plenty to be excited about in Golden State.
Bet on the NBA Finals as they come to a conclusion before the end of the week. History awaits whichever franchise is ready to put an end to their lengthy drought.