NBA Finals Schedule 2016: TV Times, Live Stream for Cavaliers vs. Warriors

May 31st, 2016 by Chris Roling Leave a reply »

The 2016 NBA Finals is a good example of a sporting event winding up like most expected.

That isn't a bad thing. After the Golden State Warriors took care of business against the Cleveland Cavaliers last year and the dust settled on a summer of moves, it seemed most expected a rematch between the two sides.

And here it is. After Cleveland breezed through the Eastern Conference and Golden State survived the depth of the Western Conference and injuries, the seven-game slate looks like so:

Not that the path traveled was as predictable as the two powerhouses meeting again.

For instance, few expected Cleveland to be here both so potent and healthy. This is a team that looked dysfunctional at best in most aspects before firing former head coach David Blatt, with new head coach Tyronn Lue tasked with reeling in LeBron James.

Yet Cleveland needed just 14 games to reach the Finals, sweeping the first two rounds with ease and needing six games to handle the pesky Toronto Raptors.

It has been a far cry from last year's hobbled squad, too. Granted, James has averaged 24.6 points, 8.6 re ...

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