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NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

On this date last year, Golden State went to Cleveland and won Game 6, giving the Warriors their first championship in 30 years.

Once again, the Warriors are heading to Cleveland for a Game 6 with a chance to win consecutive Larry O’Brien trophies as the best team in the NBA.

But this year LeBron has a full and healthy squad, and the Cavaliers don’t want to lose consecutive NBA Finals. And, they definitely don’t want to do it at home once again.

LeBron, Kyrie and company forced a Game 6 after the big two combined for 82 points. The most points two teammates had combined for in a NBA Finals game.

Can the Cavs do it again though?

I would say yes. If the Cavs comes out with the same kind of intensity they did in a Game 4 loss and Game 5 victory, they can force a deciding Game 7.

LeBron has to come out and attack the basket and connect on a few threes. Kyrie, who shot 17 of 22 from the field in Game 5, has to have another spectacular performance.

The problem is that Draymond will be back after serving a one game suspension. He has been able to rattle LeBron and even contain him to a degree.

But, LeBron averages almost 32 points in an elimination game, which is exactly what Thursday’s game will be.

However, Steph Curry finally showed up to the Finals. He scored 37 points in the Game 5 loss. So, maybe he shows up again to win his second title in as many seasons.

The Warriors will be without their big man, Andrew Bogut, for the remainder of the Playoffs. It looked as if he hyperextended his knee in the last game. He didn’t return to the game and has been ruled out after having an MRI.

So who wins Game 6?

If LeBron and Kyrie can have another monster game and get a little help from the other guys, I would give them the edge at home. The Cavs are favored by a slim two point margin.

If I was the coach I would limit Kevin Love more than he’s been limited in the last two games.

But, Steph and Klay can shoot their way back into a game no matter the deficit. So don’t count them out until the buzzer sounds. And Draymond will bring the energy and intensity the team needs.

Game 6 should be one to remember. One team on the brink of elimination. And the other on the cusp of winning consecutive NBA Championships.

But who doesn’t want to see a winner take all Game 7? I think I speak for most NBA fans when I say we all do.