Thursday night's total is set at 207.5 points.
Overall, the Warriors have a slight edge as a franchise in terms of their win-loss record.They finished with a 12-6 record including having two seven-game series against the Boston Celtics in the Conference Finals and against the Indiana Pacers in the first-round.Cleveland has a better playoffs record at 119-97 (.551) thanks primarily to James.Game 6 best sports gifts 2015 on Thursday night hoping to stave off elimination in the NBA Finals.Golden State was held to under 100 points in two of the final four games.Had the Cavaliers been fully healthy, it wouldve been a different series as the following year proved.They ran through San Antonio and New Orleans defeating each in five games but struggled against the top-seeded Houston Rockets in the Conference Finals.Draymond Green's return in Game 6 should help the defensive front for Golden State, but the Quicken Loans Arena will be a very hostile environment for the Warriors on Thursday night.It took a historically bad shooting night for Houston for Golden State to manage a nine-point victory.
Golden State finished with a 12-5 record to win their fourth consecutive Western Conference title.
Boston Celtics, los Angeles Lakers 2017 Cavaliers 1-4 Warriors, the most lopsided NBA Finals since the San Antonio Spurs took out LeBron Jamess Miami Heat in five games in the 2014 Finals.
Golden State won the rubber match easily with a 4-1 victory in 2017.2016 Cavaliers 4-3 Warriors, this was the NBA Finals that cemented Jamess legacy as the greatest player of his generation.This is the same number that the Cavaliers were favored by in Game 4's 108-97 loss.But they also won the NBA Championship back in 1974-75 in their fourth year in Oakland.The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love for the entire series and Kyrie Irving after the first.Cleveland also struggled before winning their fourth straight Eastern Conference title.Golden State completed their dream season with a little luck.Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 62 points, but it wasn't enough as the rest of the team scored only.Golden State is 7-3 SU and ATS in its last 10 games as a betting underdog.The Cavs and Warriors are now the fourth and fifth franchises to reach four straight NBA Finals, joining the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.Since starting as a franchise in 1970-71, the Cavaliers only enjoyed moderate success.