Why the Golden State Warriors will win the NBA Finals

Kristopher Nichols
May 30, 2018

Last season's playoff results: Warriors defeated Cavaliers in five games to win the 2017 NBA Finals. So essentially, James has played 12.5 more Game 7s against the Boston Celtics. Based on Houston's performance in the regular season (36.2 percent) and playoffs (39.8 percent), the odds of the team going 0-for-27 at some point on three-point attempts were approximately 10,000-to-1, similar chances to a person getting injured by a toilet. For example, in playoff wins over the past four years, the Warriors have shot 40 percent from behind the three-point line while their opponents connected on 30 percent of their long-range attempts.

After the game, Harden's opponent and former Oklahoma City teammate, Kevin Durant, said the Warriors planned to tire out Harden and knew he would wear down eventually.

TNT's NBA game coverage is now done for the season as the NBA Finals will be carried exclusively by ABC. Kevin Durant was the game's leading scorer (34 points) and Draymond Green its leading rebounder (13 boards).

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The Golden State Warriors went into the locker room at half down 11 points to the Rockets.

"I feel like he is who he is at this point". They were -220 in 2015 (when they won in six games), -220 again in 2016 (when they lost in seven), and -300 past year (when they won in five). Young teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, began to emerge. "Just reminds me a lot of guys I played with back in the day when you see Horace Grant, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, just something about winning a championship with those guys that you will never forget, and it's a bond that can't be broken".

But for now, those teams stand at least a year away from greatness, and the status quo endures. It took seven games in the first round against in and they needed a superhuman effort from LeBron James against Boston in the conference finals, winning four of the final five games of the series to punch a ticket to the Finals. Stephen Curry missed the Christmas Day meeting due to injury.

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