It is almost time for the decisive game seven of the NBA Finals. A win for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors would make them the NBA Champions for the second year in a row. A win for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers would bring a championship back to a city that is so accustomed to losing.
It has been a crazy series, and the numbers tell that story.
Both teams are even on total points, but no game has been decided by less than 11 points. It has been a series of polar opposites. It seems as though every time Golden State shows up to play, Cleveland does not and vice versa. Regardless, both teams have gotten here in incredibly different ways.
The Cavaliers have been led by the duo of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. King James is averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 assists and 11.3 rebounds, further cementing the idea that he should be the MVP even if they lose the series, check out our article on this subject:
Kyrie Irving has been incredibly impressive as well. The 6-3 point guard is averaging 27.3 points and shooting 40 percent from downtown.
On the other side of the ball, Golden State featured a much more balanced attack in games 1-3, but have seen Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson take over in games 4-6. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 28 points per game in games 1-3. They have combined for 56.7 points per game in games 4-6.
Defensively, Golden State will have to find a way to stop LeBron James who is shooting his second best percentage in the playoffs EVER. James has only played in one NBA Finals game seven, in 2013, and he won against the San Antonio Spurs.
Regardless, both teams will need to come ready to play, and fans everywhere are getting ready in a variety of ways.
It doesn't matter how you get ready, but be prepared for a great showdown Sunday night at 8 for game seven of the NBA Finals.