The Golden State Warriors owned this season from start to finish. Whether it was their historic 28-game win streak to start the season, the NBA record 73 wins in a season, Steph Curry or anything else, this season was about the Warriors. They were a strong favorite to win the NBA Finals all season long and there were games during the Finals itself when it looked like it was inevitable. This was the best team and this was their season. There was nothing that could be done to stop them.
Then they went up 3-1 in the NBA Finals and they only needed one more win to secure it. Two of those games would be at home. It didn’t matter.
The Cavaliers showed why they were one of the best teams in the league and Lebron James solidified his legacy as one of the all-time greats. There are excuses for the Warriors, Draymond’s suspension being a huge one that let the Cavaliers back into this series, but when it got to be Game 7 in Oakland it didn’t matter. The Cavs won. Cleveland was the champions.
As we head into the early 2017 odds, Bovada sees a possible rematch on the horizon and wouldn’t that be something? That has never happened in NBA history, two teams meeting three years in a row in the Finals, and it would be crazy if that streak was broken next year.
Golden State +200 is the favorite to win it again and why not? They had the best team this year and were historically great. It’s hard to see that team struggling and not making it back to this same place. They have a great roster and a great coach. They should be back again.
The Cleveland Cavaliers +225 already have some bulletin board material for next season as despite being the defending champions they are slightly behind the Warriors in the betting odds. This team is definitely one that has used the Warriors success and the media’s love of them as a motivating factor throughout this season and there is no doubt they will do this here as well.
Bovada also sees the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder as contenders for the championship next season, but that is expecting a lot. The Spurs could lose a big chunk of their team if any of Duncan, Ginobli or Parker retires. While the Oklahoma City Thunder have been rumored to lose Kevin Durant for months. The Durant to the Warriors rumors won’t go away.
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|Golden State Warriors||+200|
|San Antonio Spurs||+750|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+850|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+2000|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+6600|
|New York Knicks||+7500|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+7500|
|Los Angeles Lakers||+10000|