The NBA playoffs are well under way and the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by four-time regular season MVP LeBron James, are almost looking unbeatable. So far, the Cavaliers have whitewashed the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Falcons and they are still waiting to find out who will they face in the Conference finals. However, it probably won’t matter who they face as they are more than capable of thrashing their Eastern rivals. The true test will come when they *probably* face either the San Antonio Spurs or defending champions Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

“Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves” (CC BY 2.0) by EDrost88

The Cavaliers have been phenomenal so far but all of their good work will count for very little if they fail to deliver a maiden NBA Championship title to the city of Cleveland. Right now, it’s hard to imagine Cleveland slipping up. They are full of confidence and the Cavs are playing brilliantly on both sides of the court. At the time of writing, bet365 price Cleveland at 23/10 to win the NBA title in their latest play-off odds and they’re certainly performing well enough to pip their main rivals to the crown. After all, they should be fresher after winning their opening two playoff rounds in the minimal number of games.

LeBron James is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the National Basketball Association but the Cavaliers have plenty of talent across their roster. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are both in fantastic form right now and Cleveland are reaping the full rewards. James may be the main man at the Quicken Loans Arena but both Love and Irving are certainly capable of firing the Cavaliers to glory if LeBron isn’t quite performing at optimum level. If nothing else, Cleveland could blow their rivals out of the water with their offensive prowess.

However, the Golden State Warriors remain the team to beat. They briefly lost Stephen Curry, who is set to be named as the regular season MVP for the second year running, to a minor injury but the Warriors are now back at full strength and their recent victories have sent out a clear statement of intent to the rest of the NBA. Golden State surpassed the Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins in a single 82-match regular season and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Curry and co. hunt down another NBA Championship to put the icing on the cake after a superb campaign.

But right now, the Cavaliers are playing incredibly well and a showdown between James, Love and Irving and the Warriors is a mouth-watering prospect. If Cleveland perform at their very best, they are capable of toppling Golden State and could be crowned NBA champions for the very first time in franchise history.


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves” (CC BY 2.0) by  EDrost88 


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