Kevin Durant was unstoppable in Game 3 and the Cavs are now staring down the barrel of a sweep. The brooms are out, and to sweep The King on his own court would be the final dagger!
NBA Finals Preview and Tips
NBA: Warriors @ Cavs – Game 4 (Sat 11:10am)
|NBA Finals||NBA Tips|
|GSW @ CLE
|Best: Golden State -4.5 ($1.92)
Value: Golden State -10.5 & Over 219.5 ($6.25)
Prop: LeBron James Triple/Double ($2.75)
Prior to Game 3 Steph Curry was a hot favourite to take out Finals MVP honours but nobody could have known what KD had cooking for us. The ‘Splash Brother’s managed a combined 21 points on 7 of 27 shooting. KD on the other hand – 43 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists! That included a range of dagger 3’s including the one to put them up by 6 with less than a minute to play.
Where does that leave the Cavs..
TOASTED! They had their chance in Game 1 and things have gone downhill ever since. They couldn’t have dreamed that Curry and Klay would go 3 of 15 from beyond the arc, yet they still couldn’t get the win. LeBron got his team-mates going early but lacked the killer instinct when he needed it most. The Cavs spent 7 of the opening 24 minutes in the bonus yet LeBron failed to attempt a single free throw in the first half. It is now a matter of when rather than if.
Sweep or no sweep…
SWEEP! The last team to get swept in the finals -a LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007. All the talk is that the Warriors will let Game 4 slip so that they can clinch the title at Oracle Arena. The Wolf thought so too, but after seeing that look in KD’s eyes – he has other plans. Mentally, the Cavs have nothing left to give and it would be fitting for The King’s last game in a Cavs jersey to be on his own court.
How will LeBron want to go out…
His legacy in Cleveland was cemented in 2016 but 13 rebounds and 8 assists would mean LeBron averaged a triple/double in the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year. He became the only player in history to do so with his performance in last year’s Finals but it will ultimately mean very little. To think that he will average 35/10/10 over two NBA Finals series and win just a single game speaks volumes of just how good the Warriors are.
You can push the stats to the side for this one. Get the brooms ready!
Wolf’s NBA Playoffs Best Bet Record: 36-34