Having defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers at the same stage just last year, the Golden State Warriors will once again face off against Lebron James and Co in the upcoming NBA Finals. Having seen off the threat of the Oklahoma Thunder in a deciding seventh game this past week, four victories during the finals against the Cavs would see Golden State become the most successful team in NBA History, having already recorded 73 wins to date.
The Cavaliers will be looking to end a run without a professional title which now stretches to 52 years, and despite losing out 4-2 in last year’s finals, will be significantly more confident this time around. The return from injury of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love means that the Cavs are not just 9/5 with bookmakers Betway to claim the title this time around. With Irving, whom broke a kneecap in game 1 of last year’s finals, and Love having now fully recovered from shoulder surgery, both men are now in a position to support James, with the duo averaging 40 points between them during the postseason.
James himself has now reached a sixth straight NBA Final, which includes his time with the Miami Heat, and will be looking to improve on his current 2-4 record. With the first game now just a matter of days away, the Cavs are 19/10 on with Betway to take a lead going into game 2, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors are offered odds of 43/100. With time running out before the first matchup in Oakland, why not bet with Betway.com and make the most of the final proceedings of the basketball season.
As for the Warriors, an injury to talisman and MVP Curry looked like it had put an end to their title hopes. Golden State found themselves 3-1 down against the Thunder before producing a dramatic comeback to secure the all-important deciding fixture. The Warriors have the better record against their opponents so far this year, having won both home and away fixtures against the Cavs, including a dismantling in Cleveland, which eventually led to the dismissal of coach David Blatt.