Why a third straight Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals won’t happen
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the NBA at the moment. They are able to beat any opponent that comes their way. Barring any injury, they should have a cake-walk to the NBA Finals.
There is not a team in the league, especially in the Eastern Conference, who can compete with them night in and night out. Once the Cavs are in a series, like everyone saw last year, they are ruthless and cannot be stopped.
Many experts have predicted the Golden State Warriors to go back to the Finals and win. That is not going to happen. The Warriors are not the same team they’ve been the last two season. Yes, they added Kevin Durant, but they lost Marreese Speights, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa, and Brandon Rush. All those players were so underrated and played very well in their designated role within the Warrior juggernaut.
Don’t get me wrong, the Warriors are still a good team, but they aren’t at the same level they were last year. They lost all their beef in the middle and as we saw last postseason, you need that. Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers will destroy them down low in a series.
The Warriors are not going to make the NBA Finals because they could not maintain the integrity of what made their team elite. Yes, they did add a generational talent in Kevin Durant, but he is not the always up to par come playoff time. For all these reasons, we will not be seeing the Cavaliers and Warriors in the finals for the third straight year.
The Cavaliers should have no problem making the Finals, and if they don’t, the season is a huge disappointment. They will continue to dominate the league, and as long as they can stay healthy they will coast through the playoffs. Once they get to the June dance, they will unleash the beast we saw from last finals and may very well claim another NBA title.
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