Here's what I posted last year, but with this year's dates and Cavs seed...
All games on
1 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS vs. 1 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Game 1 - Thu. 9PM @GS Game 2 - Sun. 8PM @GS Game 3 - 6/8 9PM @CLE Game 4 - 6/10 9PM @CLE Game 5 * 6/13 9PM @GS Game 6 * 6/16 9PM @CLE Game 7 * 6/19 8PM @GS
* = if necessary All times are Eastern
I can't root against the Warriors, but that's not saying much since I think I've picked against the Cavs for a couple rounds now...
Warriors in 5.
(OK, I don't think I picked against the Cavs this year, but that prediction looks pretty good)
Can Cleveland seal the deal and bring home the Championship? Will the Warriors complete their historic season on top, or fall at the end like the 2007 Patriots?
I can't fault your prediction, because the Warriors are still the Warriors. The Cavs however are a vastly different team than last year when the top players in the Finals were James, Delly, and Mozgov. Now Delly plays sparingly, and Moz can't get off the bench. With both teams at full strength, I can just as easily see this series ranging from a 7-game series to a sweep in either direction. All depends on who gets hot when.
Cavs in 6. (Please? Pretty please?)
"As you may have read in Robert Parker's Wine Newsletter, 'Donaghy Estates tastes like the urine of Satan, after a hefty portion of asparagus.'" Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
I can't stand Cleveland teams and I root against them at every opportunity. That being said, I think the Cavs win this in six games. Steph Curry is the best shooter I have seen in my life. He looks like Drazen Petrovic (RIP) in NBA Jam (1993) when he's on fire shooting the ball. Even though both Curry and Thompson are in range when they cross half-court I think the Cavs has a better roster 1-12 plus they have LeBron who is still the best player in the world.
The biggest problem with 8 divisions? 2 divisions would only have 3 teams. Remember, adding one team puts it up to 30 teams, not 32 - so if the top 2 teams make the playoffs, that third team either A) must severely suck or B)