NBA Roundtable: How Will the NBA Finals Turn Out?
Golden State in 5
Isaac Harris – Golden State Warriors (4) over Cleveland Cavaliers (1)
“I hate to stay the same, but I still think Cleveland holds off Boston for one more year. I will say this is the first time that I think a team can legitimately challenge the Cavs, but Boston needs at least another year before they dethrone the Cavs. Golden State still reigns over the league and should win another title despite a tougher road.”
Sam Casey – Golden State Warriors (4) over Cleveland Cavaliers (1)
“I don’t think the Celtics got much better this offseason, despite a roster shake-up. LeBron will reign for one more year of the East, and lose again to the Warriors in 5 games, again. (Boo)”
Evan Siegel – Golden State Warriors (4) over Cleveland Cavaliers (1)
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“Part four of this epic rivalry will be seen between these two teams. Golden State will once again walk through the Western Conference towards a comfortable appearance in the Finals. Cleveland however, will have a much tougher time than Golden State. Boston will give the Cavs everything they can handle in the east finals. A seven game series between those two is very possible, and it will take a vintage performance from Lebron James to pull it off. In the Finals itself, the Warriors will repeat from last year, taking home the Larry O’Brien trophy in five games. “
Kohl Rast – Golden State Warriors (4) over Boston Celtics (1)
“I am of the few that think Boston made a great trade going out and getting Kyrie Irving from Cleveland. Even though the trade may not bring immediate results, Kyrie Irving is a beast in the playoffs and pairing him with Gordon Hayward and Al Horford is going to be dangerous for any team. Add that to the fact that they could very easily be in the running to bring Anthony Davis over in the event that New Orleans decides to make that trade, and you have a team that can take down Lebron and Co.
People also forget just how good San Antonio was last year and, with a healthy Kawhi Leonard this time around, could challenge Golden State much better than before. Unfortunately, I still don’t think it will be enough to dethrone the champs.”