iFolloSports.com NBA Finals Thoughts: Game 5 Preview

Many basketball observers did not think that we would have a Game 5, after the Warriors took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Cavaliers, in the 2017 NBA Finals. However, the Cavs made an NBA record 24 three-point field goals, with the Warriors being a bit off in their own right, leading to a Cleveland 137-116 Game 4 victory.

Now the series shifts back to Oakland’s Oracle Arena for Monday night’s Game 5. Once again, many people still think the finals ends with this game, as the main factors still overwhelming favor the Warriors. For one thing, the Cavs 24 three-point makes is almost impossible to duplicate. In Game 4, if the Warriors made a high number of triples (such as 16 or 17), Cleveland would have likely lost.

Something else to consider is that the Warriors minimum amount of points scored in this series has been a crazy 113, which does not bode well for the Cavs playing on the road.

When noting both the regular and postseason, GSW owns a 44-5 home record in 2016-2017, including a 23-1 stretch since March 14. After the Warriors lost their 3-1 finals lead last year, the highly motivated squad, that of course now includes the presence of Kevin Durant, will likely take advantage of the opportunity to win the NBA title on their home court. 

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