Heavy Is The Head – The Road To The 2018 NBA Finals

 

With the Warriors down 3-2 against the Rockets and Kevin Love confirmed to miss Game 7 against the Celtics with a concussion ‘Cleveland vs Golden State IV’ is looking more like it could be the Houston Rockets facing against the Boston Celtics.

 

These playoffs series have not been a cakewalk that many predicted after Kevin Durant joined the Warriors.

Last year the Warriors lost only one game in the entire playoff run defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Unlike the Heatles era where Dwyane Wade and LeBron James had similar playing styles this iteration of the Warriors filled every role from shooting to defensive pressure.

 

Now with the injury bug affecting Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and now Andre Iguodala this team has been the most vulnerable since their formation.

 

With LeBron James he’s currently in the last year of his contract with Cleveland Cavaliers and after winning the championship in 2016 critics have felt that he has fulfilled his promise to the Cavaliers.

This has been the roughest road to the Finals since 2015 when both Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving went down with injuries.

 

Nick Wright has reminded us that there is always a narrative with LeBron that he only dominates the East because it’s “weak”.

But he along with his running mate James Jones are the only players since Bill Russell’s Celtics to advance to the Finals 7 straight times.

The playoffs is all about match-ups.

While the Toronto Raptors were #1 in the East because they have no answer to LeBron that got swept in the second round.

 

Injuries have been a main factor in these playoffs and with Cavaliers losing Kevin Love there’s a possibility that LeBron could’ve actually already played his last game in Cleveland.

With Chris Paul, who has been phenomenal in this series, out with a hamstring injury there’s a greater chance that the Warriors will bounce back winning both Game 6 in Oakland and a possible Game 7 in Houston.

The playoffs is all about match-ups.

While the Toronto Raptors were #1 in the East because they have no answer to LeBron that got swept in the second round.

 

Injuries have been a main factor in these playoffs and with Cavaliers losing Kevin Love there’s a possibility that LeBron could’ve actually already played his last game in Cleveland.

With Chris Paul, who has been phenomenal in this series, out with a hamstring injury there’s a greater chance that the Warriors will bounce back winning both Game 6 in Oakland and a possible Game 7 in Houston.

 

Brad Stevens & the Boston Celtics has been a resilient bunch and won’t lay down for nobody and now face LeBron James & the Cavs for a Game 7.

They say a series doesn’t start until you win on a visitor’s floor.

The Celtics have been undefeated at home but LeBron has been phenomenal on elimination games dropping 46 to survive another day.

 

This memorial weekend there’s a possibility for two Game 7s.

Houston Rockets & Golden State Warriors are playing tonight while the Cleveland Cavaliers & Boston Celtics are playing tomorrow at 8:30pm.

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