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Joining Mike's On Thursday was sports columnist Bill Simmons, who gave his prediction on the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The league's average attendance of 17,987 per game in 2017-18 was an all-time high, and the recently completed conference finals were the league's most watched in six years and second-most watched in the past 16 years, according to Nielsen data shared by the National Basketball Association on Wednesday.

"The only way they can win is in seven", Simmons said about the Cavaliers' chances at beating the Warriors.

"If you are defensive rebounding you are limiting somebody else's shots. Or in the Finals, in that case". In 2015, when the Golden State beat the Cavs to capture the franchise's first title in 40 years, the first two games of the series went to OT - Golden State winning the opener and Cleveland Game 2. "But even if you're not out there, you're just enjoying it". I tried to bring it out and get enough space to maybe get a shot off.

The Warriors have not changed much from last season, and they're just as formidable as ever.

"Splintered" is how Stephen Curry described what he feared could happen in the second quarter of Game 7 at Houston with the Warriors pushed to the brink by the Rockets in a thrilling West showdown.

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Without the services of Andre Iguodala, who will miss Game 1 with a leg contusion, Durant may have the unenviable task of having to guard James from the opening tip of the Finals. In the regular season, Love averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. That absurd output can be attributed to his undeniable greatness in addition to the lack of consistent high-scorers behind him on this year's Cavs squad. Did Steph Curry score more points in the Warriors' wins compared with their losses?

Apart from LeBron James, Kevin Love is the only Cleveland player to have a double figure average in terms of points scored in this postseason.

There are also multiple streaming options if you're not near a TV.

As part of its coverage, ESPN will unveil its first "NBA Surround" feature, which will include pre-game and in-game second-screen streaming offerings for every game and dedicated post-game shows on ESPN2 or ESPNEWS.

Here are some free live stream options. He came close several times when he was with the L.A. Clippers.