The Warriors didn’t top their NBA regular-season record of 73 wins from last season. The Cavs didn’t even capture the No. 1 seed in their own conference this year. But it has been clear all season long Cleveland and Golden State are the top two teams in the league and they’ve shown why in the postseason.
For the first time in NBA history, two teams will play for the Larry O’Brien trophy in three consecutive seasons. The championship series will feature 11 players who have been named NBA All-Stars as well as three players who have won seven of the past eight MVP awards (four-time MVP LeBron James, two-time MVP Stephen Curry, 2013-14 MVP Kevin Durant).
One thing Curry doesn’t regret, though, is how he played Kyrie Irving on the critical 3-pointer that sealed the deal and gave Cleveland its first major pro sports championship since 1964.
“You could tell that’s a shot he’s worked on,” Curry told ESPN. “I was right there. Tried not to foul. I stayed in front and contested. He just made an amazing shot. You have to give him credit. There’s nothing I’d do differently on that play.”
Whether you blame Curry’s subpar performance on health, the Cavs’ defense, poor Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks play or a combination of all three, it’s clear he’s shaken off the NBA Finals slump in this year’s playoffs. He’s averaging 28.6 points, 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds while shooting over 50 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range. Most importantly, the Warriors are 12-0 heading into Game 1 on Thursday night against the Cavs and look as good as they have all season.
Curry has a shot at redemption. Based on what we’ve seen Cheap Jerseys Baseball this postseason, it’s clear he’s focused on not throwing that opportunity out of bounds.