Deja vu! The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors both made it to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, meaning there’s about to be one epic rematch between these two teams. Don’t miss any of the action of Game 1 with a live stream right here!
The 2016 NBA Finals are officially underway! Except as Game 1 begins, some viewers may flash back to the 2015 finals, because it’s exactly the same teams as last year: The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. While this repeat championship matchup may be a bit cliche (both teams were the best in their conference this season), it will certainly make for some incredible basketball. Watch a live stream of the first game below!
Between the Cavs and Warriors history and the talent on each roster, this likely won’t be an easily won championship for either team. Heck, last year’s finals went to six games — we’re thinking this year won’t be any different! But one thing is for sure: The Cavaliers will be back with a vengeance!
After winning Game 1 of last year’s playoffs, LeBron James and the Cavs fell to Stephen Curry‘s Warriors in a 4-2 championship loss. That clearly didn’t kill their confidence, though, as they went on to top the Eastern Conference in the 2015-2016 season and starting the postseason 10-0. And considering they completely blew the Toronto Raptors out of the water in the last two games of the Eastern Conference finals, the Cavs are seemingly ready to dominate the championship as well!
But the Warriors have a similar fire under their feet after the Western Conference finals. They were nearly knocked out by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who had the Warriors down 3-1. After pulling out a huge win at home in Game 5, the Warriors proved that they weren’t ready to be done and dominated the final three games of the series. They’d probably prefer to not come that close to defeat anymore, so surely they’ll be putting up just as much of a fight!
Plus, the Warriors have a record-breaking, near perfect season to uphold, so they are going to be eager to take that championship title home as well. We all know how LeBron feels about winning championships, though, so this is certainly going to be one tough battle between the Cavs and Warriors!
Which team do you want to win the NBA Finals, HollywoodLifers? How many games do you think the Cavs and Warriors will play in the finals this year? Tell us below!