Joe D'Amico's NBA FINALS GAME OF THE YEAR
Cleveland vs. Golden State,
06/01/2017 21:00 EDT,
Score: 91 - 113
Point Spread: +7/+101 Cleveland
This is my NBA FINALS GOY.
6:00 pm pst.
Cleveland fell 3-1 in last year's Finals against Golden State, just to come back and win 3 straight and take the NBA Championship. These 2 teams split 2 meetings this season. The Warriors played 1 less playoffs game than did the Cavs, and had 3 extra days off. However, by game day, Cleveland will have had 6 full days off to rest and prepare. Golden State will have problems here, as Cleveland possesses a big, strong, and deep squad, that gives the Cavaliers an edge here in Game 1. Cleveland plays a more physical game and does not get enough credit for their frustrating style of defense. The Cavs can beat you with their inside game, but when the Warriors try to make the necessary changes, Cleveland, who happens to have the 2nd ranked 3-pt shooting team in the NBA, will devour Golden State (who isn't accustomed to facing long-range shooting teams of this caliber) from the outside. Durant and Green have a matchup nightmare against James and Love here. Curry will get his points, but the erratic post-season play of Thompson is going to be detrimental in this series. Giving LeBron James and the defending World Champs 7 points in the opener, is a mistake. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS the L5 meetings vs. the Warriors, 7-0-1 ATS their L8 games played on the road, and 8-2-1 ATS their L11 games played overall. The Warriors are 1-3-1 ATS their L5 games played after scoring 125 points or more in their previous game, 1-4 ATS their L5 games played on 3 or more days rest, and 1-4 ATS their L5 games played at home vs. teams with a winning road record. Take Cleveland. Thank you.