The Cleveland Cavaliers have put behind them the memories of the crushing NBA Finals defeat from June of 2015. Although they played spectacularly, the Cavs are taking it game by game as they hope to close the deal this June with an NBA Championship.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors come to town for the first time since June 16, the night they defeated the Cavs for the franchise’s first NBA Championship since 1975, and you can be sure they won’t be welcome.
Cavs fans saw their team win its first ever Finals game in Game 2, and were even able to witness it done in The Land in Game 3. Falling just two games short of the franchise’s first ever NBA title, fans will be ready to tear down the Warriors with a tirade of boos.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, Curry just added a gallon of fuel to the flame when he spoke to Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group.
“Obviously, walking in the locker room, it’ll be good memories. Hopefully, it still smells a little bit like champagne.”
The Cavs are more than looking forward to this game, as they really are at full strength health wise. Since that 83-89 loss on Christmas Day, the Cavs have gone 9-2 and finished their most recent road trip at 5-1 against some tough competition.Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports on what Kyrie Irving had to say about this big matchup.
“It’s just important for us to take care of home court. Our fans are great. You know we’re going to expect a packed house no matter what team is coming in, but the next few teams that coming in are great teams and we’ve got to make a statement.”
Expect that Cavs to come out of the gates and make a statement against the defending champs. It’ll be one hell of a packed house as well, so this is one game you don’t want to miss.