In last year’s NBA playoffs, the Warriors came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals and punched themselves a ticket to face the Cavaliers in the Finals.
In the 2016 NBA Finals, Golden State blew a 3-1 lead to Cleveland and their hopes of a repeat championship were gone.
After A Record 73 Wins, GS Needed Just One More For The Championship
As the 2016-17 campaign began, the Warriors – now with Kevin Durant – and the Cavaliers were the favorites to meet again in the Finals, but a lot would have to transpire for that to happen.
As the season waged on, it was apparent the Dubs wouldn’t eclipse their history-making record of 73-9 from last year, although they only fell short by six games.
The Cavaliers were running the show in the East for most of the season until the Celtics put on a valiant effort at the end to claim the top seed in the playoffs.
The Cavs Brought First Title To Cleveland In 52 Years
We’re now two series down, and it looks like the Dubs and Cavs are on a collision course to meet in the Finals again, in what will be – if it comes to fruition – one of the most anticipated Finals in recent memory.
The beauty of victory.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 20, 2016
There’s still the Conference Finals to be played, but if the stars all align, the Warriors will be playing for their second title in three years and the Cavaliers’ title of back-to-back champions will be on the line.