Golden State 7-2 vs. Cavs since Kevin Durant joined

Golden State 7-2 vs. Cavs since Kevin Durant joined

Golden State 7-2 vs. Cavs since Kevin Durant joined

Curry led the Warriors' third-quarter attack, scoring 14 of his team's 33 points in the frame and giving Golden State a 76-67 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

According to SportsOddsHistory.com, the Cavs, who now possess +650 (bet $100 to win $650) odds of winning the series, are the biggest Finals underdog since the website began tracking such data since 2002.

Hamilton coached James Jones when the two were at the University of Miami, and he coached Okaro White when he played at FSU.

Durant and James are two of the best players in the National Basketball Association.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to need all the help they can get if they want any chance of upsetting the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals.

Green was magnificent in the Cavs' 87-79 win over the Celtics in Game 7 of the conference finals on Sunday. The Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas installed Golden State as a minus-1,000 favorite to win the best-of-seven series, which means bettors have to wager $1,000 on the Warriors to win $100, making them the largest Finals favorites in at least 16 years.

"I'm always going to stick behind my guys", Lue said. They were -220 in 2015 (when they won in six games), -220 again in 2016 (when they lost in seven), and -300 past year (when they won in five). "They are clearly the favorite, without question, but the luxury of having the best player in the world in that situation, anything can happen".

The Warriors will host Game 1 at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Golden State has won two of the last three Finals matchups-2017 and 2015-while the Cavs stunned the Warriors by coming back from a 3-games-to-1 deficit to win the best-of-seven series in 2016. That said, the odds indicate that this is looking like James' greatest challenge yet - before this series against the Warriors, the longest odds James had ever faced were +360 in his first Finals appearance against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. His 19 points and eight rebounds in Game 7 against his former team provided much-needed relief for James, who had been carrying the team up until that point.

While Love has been solid, Smith and Thompson haven't always come through this season for Cleveland.

For the game, the Rockets were a horrendous 7-for-44 (15.9 percent) from beyond the arc. But he was eliminated in the playoffs by James before he was with the Warriors, and that grudge could still be there to this day.

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