Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors Grab their Spots in 2018 NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM

We will see Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors going head to head in the 2018 NBA Finals, which will mark the fourth straight time these two teams meet in the finals. This is the result of highly entertaining and thrilling Conference Finals, which wrapped up on Monday night with Warriors win against the Houston Rockets in the Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. The night before, Cavaliers managed to overcome the Boston Celtics in the Game 7 of Eastern Conference Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers managed to advance to the 2018 NBA Finals thanks to the sheer determination of LeBron James, who once again showed why he is the best basketball player in the world. Celtics, who were without their two best players in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, were the favorites to close out the series in front of their home crowd on Sunday night in Game 7, but their young players cracked under the pressure with James delivering another brilliant performance.

You could say that the Golden State Warriors, on the other side, had a little help from lady luck in their series against the Houston Rockets. Chris Paul, Rockets’ second-best player, suffered a strain hamstring injury in Game 5 of the series and didn’t play in the next two games. Warriors managed to come back from a 2-3 deficit after that and will be looking to win their second straight NBA Championship and third in four years.

2018 NBA Finals is scheduled to begin on May 31st with Warriors having home advantage and set to host Game 1 and Game 2 in their Oracle Arena.

Unfortunately, it looks like this won’t be such a thrilling end of 2017-18 NBA season. Golden State Warriors are entering the series as heavy favorites thanks to their core of four All-Star players, all of which are relatively healthy. Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other side, only have two All-Stars in LeBron James and Kevin Love, with the latter one still recovering from a concussion. The rest of the Cavs’ supporting cast failed to make a major impact during these playoffs and it is hard to see them stepping up now.