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Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

For the first time in National Basketball Association history, the same two teams will face each other in The Finals for the third consecutive year.

Win or lose, the outcome of this year's NBA Finals naturally will fuel one of this generation's favorite sports debates: James vs. Michael Jordan.

Last year, when James defended Green, the Cavs put Love and Thompson on Barnes and Iguodala, Golden State's two least threatening shooters. Love has been playing some of the best basketball of his Cavs career, and they may have to ask him to dig deep on every defensive possession, as he did against Stephen Curry in Game 7 previous year.

"These are the two best teams and if you were on one of these two teams you were hopeful that you'd be here at the end", Korver said Wednesday, a day before the teams meet for the third straight Finals.

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With excitement in the air over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors tipping off their NBA Finals trilogy tomorrow night, it's sad that racism and hate has reared its ugly head once again. That's why they've both been so efficient because with Durant having those guys out there it makes it easier for him too.

Kevin Love is at full strength now for the Cavs. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league's best and most versatile defenders. Furthermore, the Warriors offense is a fluid well oiled machine.What you should be watching for ... Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of James' home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals.

The news conference was supposed to be about the start of the National Basketball Association finals Thursday - but the first question to LeBron James wasn't about dealing with the Warriors' Draymond Green.

The Warriors may have amassed one of the greatest super teams that we've ever seen, but this is still their first year playing together on a team with a lot of roster overhaul. "My family is safe, they're safe and that's the most important".

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With the NBA Finals bound to produce some close games, the continuity edge goes to the Cavs in terms of personnel.

The league-best 76ers gleefully exacted their revenge on a stacked Lakers team that had rolled past them a year earlier, sweeping the purple and gold en route to their third championship. Without Green in game 5, and then without center Andrew Bogut due to injury, the Cavaliers began their improbable comeback.

Golden State missed their chance a year ago to finish off basketball's version of a ideal season, but they now have the rare opportunity to go down as the greatest team ever.

The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. In the meantime, however, trying to slow down Golden State has become significantly more challenging with the addition of Durant. All great quarterbacks. You know, and it should be the same for us.

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"Since I've been in this league, it's hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals", guard Iman Shumpert said. We're doing fine without me.

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