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Cavaliers on the Verge of Making History

All year long it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors were on a collision course to once again meet in the NBA Finals. But after six games, what’s transpired has been anything but expected.

The Cavs were in all sorts of trouble when they were down 0-2, and it seemed like it was a foregone conclusion the Dubs would have another parade down the streets of Oakland when they held a 3-1 series lead. Against the odds Cleveland battled back to win two in a row, and they could make history if they can muster up another win on Sunday.

No team has ever won the Finals after trailing three games to one. In fact, only two of 32 squads in that position have ever pushed the series to seven games. Even if you’re a Cavs hater, you have to admit that’s some impressive work by the wine and gold.

It won’t be an easy feat to accomplish, however. The Warriors have gone 98-8 SU at Oracle Arena over the last two seasons including the playoffs – a 93 percent winning percentage.

On the heels of back-to-back setbacks, the Dubs could find themselves in some extremely unfamiliar territory if they lose on Sunday. You have to go all the way back to November of 2013 to find the last time Golden State lost three straight games.

Sportsbooks are clearly believing the Warriors will get the job done, as most shops opened Stephen Curry and company as 5-point favorites. As of Friday afternoon, the total was sitting at 206.5. A $100 moneyline bet on Cleveland pays $163, which is some incredible value when you factor in the recent dominance of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Perennially its strong suit, Golden State’s shooting disappeared in Games 5 and 6. I have a hard time believing it will happen again, but hey, stranger things have happened in this league.

No matter who you’re cheering for, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Sit back, grab a cold one and enjoy the big game.

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