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NBA 2017 FINALS PREVIEW – TAKING A CLOSER LOOK CAVS/WARRIORS

We are getting the NBA FINALS that we all wanted. We are also getting the finals that we all knew in our hearts was going to happen. The playoffs, for the most part, have been borderline dreadful with continual blowouts and lopsided games. There simply have been no other teams that have been able to even come close to either Cleveland or Golden State this post season.

After last years incredible and very emotional ride that Cleveland went on, coming back 3 games to 1 was historically phenomenal. The series last year we saw Kyrie grow up ( 27.1 ppg ) and LeBron showed even more of a champions heart than many have given him credit for, in his illustrious and legendary career.

I fully expect these finals to be some of the best games that we’ll see in quite some time. Golden State made some huge moves during the off season picking up Kevin Durant ( career 27.2 ppg ) who has been nothin but exceptional for the Dubs with his 25.1 ppg and career best 53.7% shooting. They just continue to stacks the odds in their favor in the west.

Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31 regular season )
12-1 / playoffs
116.7 ppg/playoffs (+6.4 ppg compared to the regular season)
103.1 oppg/ playoffs (-4.1 oppg compared to the regular season )
.504 FG %/playoffs (+3% compared to the regular season )
.435 3FG% / playoffs ( +5% compared to the regular season )

Front court post season numbers
LeBron James: 32.5 ppg 8.0 rpg 7.0 apg .566 FG% .421 3FG%
Tristan Thompson: 9.2 ppg 9.3 rpg 1.0 apg .600 FG% – 3FG%
Kevin Love: 17.2 ppg 10.4 rpg 1.9 apg .457 FG% .475 3FG%
– EDGE: CAVS

Backcourt post season numbers
Kyrie Irving: 24.5 ppg 2.4 rpg 5.6 apg .466 FG% .356 3FG%
JR Smith: 6.6 ppg 2.6 rpg 0.8 apg .484 FG% .449 3FG%

Key bench players post season numbers
Kyle Korver, SG: 6.4 ppg 1.8 rpg 0.8 apg .443 FG% .415 3FG%
Iman Shumpert, SG: 4.7 ppg 3.1 rpg 1.0 apg .488 FG% .471 3FG%
Channing Frye, PF: 7.8 ppg 1.7 rpg 1.1 apg .545 FG% .526 3FG%
– EDGE: CAVS

Golden State Warriors (67-15 regular season )
12-0 / playoffs
118.3 ppg/playoffs ( +2.4 compared to the regular season )
102.0 oppg/ playoffs ( -2.3 compared to the regular season )
.502 FG %/playoffs ( + < 1% compared to the regular season )
.389 3FG% / playoffs ( + <1% compared to the regular season )

Front court post season numbers
Kevin Durant: 25.2 ppg 7.8 rpg 3.7 apg .556 FG% .417 3FG%
Zaza Pachulia: 6.1 ppg 4.3 rpg 1.0 apg .532 FG% – 3FG%
Draymond Green: 13.9 ppg 8.7 rpg 7.2 apg .500 FG% .472 3FG%

Backcourt post season numbers
Klay Thompson: 14.4 ppg 3.5 rpg 2.0 apg .383 FG% .364 3FG%
Stephen Curry: 28.6 ppg 5.5 rpg 5.6 apg .502 FG% .431 3FG%
– EDGE: WARRIORS

Key bench players post season numbers
Andre Iguodala, SF: 6.5 ppg 4.4 rpg 3.1 apg .418 FG% .111 3FG%
Shaun Livingston, PG: 4.4 ppg 2.7 rpg 1.6 apg .613 FG% – 3FG%
David West, PF: 4.6 ppg 3.0 rpg 2.8 apg .571 FG% – 3FG%

Cleveland and Golden State both have offenses that have been virtually unstoppable – lighting up and beating teams by painful numbers during these playoffs. Both of these teams have huge household names who are both capable of dropping 50 any given night without problems. But they also have the calming luxury of surrounding their players with other great players. We really haven’t seen this kind of 2 team dominance in many many years – sit back and enjoy what we knew was coming all year long.

Written by TonyK for VegasTopDogs.

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