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Golden State Warriors to Meet Cavaliers in NBA Finals

 The Golden State Warriors pose with their trophy. The Golden State Warriors pose with their trophy.

The Golden State Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.

According to National Public Radio, for the fourth year in a row, the teams playing in the finals will be the same as the three previous years.

The Cavaliers have been waiting since Sunday to find out which team they would play for the championship: Houston or Golden State. The Cavs beat the Boston Celtics 87-79 Sunday night to win the Eastern Conference finals.

In Houston Monday night, the Warriors got their act together and came back from a double-digit deficit to beat the Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

As the Warriors are, they are prone to stretches of basketball awfulness, and the first half was one of those stretches as they fell behind 11 points.

In the third quarter, point guard Stephen Curry scored 14 of the Warriors 33 points as they turned an 11-point deficit into a seven point lead entering the final quarter.

The Warriors had a little help from the Rockets who could not buy a 3-point basket. They missed 27 straight 3-point attempts.

In 2015, after 69 seasons, the Warriors won their first NBA championship beating Cleveland. The Cavaliers turned it around the following season and won their first championship in 2016 beating the Warriors. In 2017, Golden State reclaimed the title.

Finals action starts later this week when the Warriors host Game 1 on Thursday and Game 2 on Sunday.

 

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