Who Would Win a 7-Game Cavaliers-Warriors Series Right Now?

December 24th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors know each other well from their six-game showdown in the 2015 NBA Finals. But the iterations of each team that will take the court at Oracle Arena on Christmas Day will have some sniffing around to do before tipoff and during the game.

The last time these two teams met, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao were on the shelf, Andrew Bogut logged a DNP, and Andre Iguodala, Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova were all starting.

Nowadays, Love and Irving are healthy, pushing Thompson and Dellavedova back to the bench. On the Warriors side, Bogut is entrenched at center again, Iguodala has settled in as arguably the league's best sixth man, Harrison Barnes is recovering from a left ankle sprain, and David Lee now wears Boston Celtics green.

As Cavaliers head coach David Blatt told ESPN's Dave McMenamin:

I don't think there's anybody on our team that doesn't remember the Finals and I don't think there's anybody on their team that doesn't remember, either. I don't think the fans have forgotten because that was a very good NBA Finals. I know we're going d ...

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