Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 1 vs

Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 1 vs

And now that the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face the Golden State Warriors for the fourth time in a row, people are placing their bets online and possibly tweeting checks they can't cash.

The Warriors are overwhelming favorite to defend their title, but can LeBron James raise the bar yet again in what could be his last ever series with the Cavs?

The best-of-seven series against the Cleveland Cavaliers begins Thursday night (8 ET, ABC).

At this point, nothing LeBron James does should come as a surprise.

Said Van Gundy, "LeBron James being in the Finals is never bad for business, and obviously the Warriors are such a team of superior talent that [Kevin] Durant, Curry, [Klay] Thompson, they're going to always be a big draw".

The Warriors got the better of the injury-depleted Cavs in the 2015 Finals, winning that series, 4-2.

While Paul and the Rockets are left wondering "what if", the Warriors are preparing for a fourth consecutive meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The Los Angeles Lakers were 12-point favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals, which the 76ers won. It would represent the team's third title in four seasons, culminating in back-to-back championships. With a win in this year's Finals, Golden State would etch its name in stone as the latest dynasty around the Association. He declined to get into detail about the process, other than to say, "They have an outstanding coach in Fizdale, quality guys, class guys, running it in Steve [Mills] and Scott [Perry] and I wish them nothing but the very best".

Love suffered a concussion early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but the Cavaliers won both games they essentially played without him.

To reach this point was no easy task for either Cleveland or Golden State. He has averaged 7.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and 3.1 assists in 27.5 minutes through playoff games. Golden State's biggest struggles came when Durant had the ball and looked to shoot.

How far can LeBron go?

Once the buzzer sounded and the 101-92 Game 7 win over Houston was official, the Warriors could exhale. It was not the first time in this postseason the three-time National Basketball Association champion spoke of being spent and it should hardly have come as a surprise, as he has been a man on a mission all season.

"If we want to see a different Finals, then we've got to have other teams win or we've got to set up a different system and not make it Eastern Conference and Western Conference, but make it based upon the records", Van Gundy asserted at another point. Here's a collection of a bunch of people sure to disappoint retweeters when the Cavs upset the Warriors and take home the championship, and also some tweets that just made us laugh.

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