The Golden State Warriors will find themselves in a familiar position on Monday night. Once again they maintain a 3 to 1 series lead over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. When put in this situation last year the Warriors faltered under the pressure to close out the series and ultimately lose the NBA Finals. Although things are a little different this time around with Kevin Durant leading Golden State the Cavs have to feel confident knowing this is something they have overcome before. It will surely be a difficult task but if anyone could pull off the improbable upset its LeBron James.
James has the Cavaliers trending upwards as the play of their role players has steadily improved. Even more important is the fact that Kyrie Irving has finally decided to join the party. After a rough first two games of the series Irving has put on 38 and 40 point performances in back to back games.
While Irving has steadily improved Stephen Curry’s recent play has taken a step back. In Game 4 Curry only managed a meager 13 points. Although Durant can surely carry the scoring load for Golden State Steph will have to at least put up respectable numbers in order win. If Curry continues to disappear during games Cleveland has the potential to pull off the greatest upset of all time