Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Game 7 Preview


The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors for Game 7 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. The Cavs will be looking to overcome history as no team has managed come back to win the finals after being down 3-1.

The Cavs have all the momentum in the world after back-to-back blowout wins, but you can never discount the reigning champs home at Oracle Arena.

All Hail The King

Cleveland shot 52 percent from the field while holding the Warriors to 40 percent shooting in the last game, and the Warriors scored just 11 points in the first quarter to find themselves in a 20 point hole.

LeBron James has been dominant in the finals and the King led the Cavaliers with another legendary performance going for 41 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds in Game 6. He’s averaging 30.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the series.

The Warriors Need To Get Physical

The Warriors have been shorthanded in the last two games with Draymond Green sitting out Game 5 with a suspension and Andrew Bogut missing Game 6 with a knee injury. They’ve been outmuscled by the Cavs and need to step up their game now when it really counts.

Stephen Curry caught a couple of questionable fouls in the last game and was visibly frustrated. Curry threw his mouthpiece into the stands after picking up his sixth foul going for a steal against James in the backcourt. The incident, which resulted in a technical foul and subsequent ejection for Curry, occurred with 4:22 remaining in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena and the game was already lost at that point with the Warriors in a sizable hole.

Trends

Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Cavaliers are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Cavaliers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Warriors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss.
Warriors are 35-14-2 ATS in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Warriors are 23-10-2 ATS in their last 35 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Warriors are 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest.
Warriors are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games following a straight up loss.

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