2017 NBA Finals Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AmazingHenry, May 29, 2017.

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Who Are You Routing For in the 2017 NBA Finals?

Poll closed Jun 1, 2017.
  1. Cleveland Cavaliers

    80.0%
  2. Golden State Warriors

    20.0%
  1. AmazingHenry, May 29, 2017
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    AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    With the NBA Finals coming in just 3 days, I thought we should have a discussion thread on it. Here it is!

    Heard somewhere that the odds were 93% Golden State... does anyone actually agree with this? :confused: Cleveland has at least a 30% chance and I don't say that just because I'm a Cleveland fan! I don't see how a team with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, etc. can have only a 7% chance.
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Golden State by a lot. The game is pretty broken now.
     
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    I wonder what the odds were when Golden State was up 3-1 last year...
     
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    Rooting.

    And they went 3-1 and, sure, they lost, but now they have Kevin Durant. It'll be a great series.
     
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    You mean when Golden State didn't have the best pure scorer in the game?
     
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    No way it's 7%

    60/40 - GS

    Can both teams lose? :)
     
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    I'll take Golden State in 5. I like GS's bench much more than the Cavs.
     
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    80/20 at best
     
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    Let's go 70/30
     
  11. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    65/35? Sounds most realistic to me.
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    Well, Cleveland has Kyle Korver and Deron Williams... I know they aren't GREAT, but those two and the confidence Cleveland picked up from last year and the nearly perfect playoffs this year should make it a good series.
     
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    I'd say it's likely 90/10 or 90/8 or something along those lines. I'm rooting for the Cavs (between the two) but let's not be naive. Golden State is really good. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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    2% refs win?
     
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    Ha. No I meant 92/8
     
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    Best for a Golden State fan, anyway. ;)

    Game 1 starts in 40 minutes! :)
     
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    I'm a Bulls fan.
     
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    Even with all of the offensive rebounds and 2nd chance points they gave up, Cleveland is still in the game. :confused:
     
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    Starting to slip away now.
     
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    Yeah, this Warriors thing is just too much. I'm not sure why people thought this was going to be exciting.

    If LeBron wins this, he's the greatest ever bar none. But this is pretty indicative of what I think is going to happen.
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    These finals are terrible.
     
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    Where is the "I want them both to lose if that was possible" option ?
     
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    It's not possible so it's not an option
     
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    Cleveland may have lost game 1, but I'm not worried yet. Last year Golden State blew out Cleveland in games 1 (104-89) and two (110-77) and look what happened in the end. Yes, the Warriors now have Kevin Durrant, but like I said, Cleveland got two nice pickups.

    People say Williams and Korver don't do much, and in terms of scoring, they don't. However, they can both shoot threes so they have to be closely guarded, which makes it a little easier for LeBron or Kyrie to drive in and score. And if they aren't guarded, it's an easy 3 points.
     
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    Kevin Durant looks like the best player in the series
     
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    Game 2 coming. If the Cavs stop turning over the ball (wasn't there like 20 turnovers in game 1?) and get the rebounds on defense (the Warriors offensive rebounds were ridiculous too), I don't see how they can loose.
     
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