It’s the 2016 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Golden State finished the regular season with a 73-9 record, surpassing the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from the 1995-1996 season. They continued their winning ways in the playoffs, reaching the Finals.
In the Finals, Golden State jumped out to a 3-1 lead. The championship was within reach.
But Cleveland had LeBron James. James rallied from a 1-3 deficit to win three games and force a 4-3 upset.
The eighth-seeded Miami Heat have taken the conference by storm and are headed to the Finals to face the first-seeded Denver Nuggets. Jimmy Butler is leading the way.
However, Miami lost Game 4 to fall to 1-3. Denver only needs to win one of the three games to clinch the title.
Few expect Miami to pull off an upset like Cleveland did.메이저놀이터
In addition to Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the Heat have Aaron Gordon, Bruce Brown Jr. and others who can step up when needed, while Miami has Butler alone. Even the best Butler in the world can’t beat Denver without the players to help him.
It’s also clear that Butler himself isn’t ready to be a Finals hero just yet.