Lebron James. Besides having the best player in the NBA, the best player has a lot of veteran help. Whereas the Cavs have a terrific bench, the Warriors do not. Still the Warriors are ridiculously talented because they have Curry, Durant, Green, and Thompson but their bench is no where near Cleveland's.
I say this because the Cavs have veterans such as : Kyle Korver, Deron Williams, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye, and Richard Jefferson who have all played in big time moments, which will help them ease into the NBA Finals atmosphere. On the Golden State bench there are only two veterans, Andre Igouldala who seems to be losing a step and Shaun Livingston who can't shoot. These two are still very important to the Warriors success because they can impact the game in other ways, but they're not as dangerous as Korver or Shumpert.
Other bench players in Golden State include rookie Patrick McCaw who I believe will not perform dependently in the Finals and Ian Clark, David West , and Matt Barnes who all seem to be just OK players.
Cleveland not only has a better bench, but their superstars are just as good, if not better than the GSW's top guys. Lebron will impact the game more than Durant. Kyrie will score just as much as Steph. Love who has been playing great, is more than capable of out dueling Klay. And Triston Thompson who is best in the NBA at keeping alive possessions by rebounding and who can also defend the paint can cancel out Draymond Green.
Also with Steve Kerr absent from the sideline, I believe this will negatively impact the Warriors in big game moments. Lebron has had a only decent last two games, I only think thats because he is ready for the Warriors and mentally wasn't focused against Boston in game 3.
Because of Lebron James expected to play out of this world with his great supporting cast, Cavs win the series 4-2.
Daniel Farr. Journalist. Sports fan. College student. https://soundcloud.com/user-731370183.