Questions ahead of Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 4
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The inquiring minds of fans who bet on NBA would like to know a few things before NBA Finals game 4 tip-off tonight. For example, is Kevin Love fit to play against the Golden State Warriors? That’s a tricky question, actually, in that it does not only refer to the Cleveland power forward’s medical condition, but also to the fact that many people betting on basketball think that the Cavaliers play better without him – at least against Golden State? Another question is whether LeBron James will tap into his inner Michael Jordan again to tie the series – which GS currently leads 2-1. The easiest query to answer to ask is that of the game’s odds:
Warriors +2 (-110) 206½ (-110) +115
Cleveland is the favorite of people who bet on NBA to win game 4 at the Q Arena, mainly because it is in the Q Arena. There must be plenty of other reasons, but the fact remains that the Cavs are undefeated at home this postseason (8-0). Another fact is that the Cavaliers won game 3 by a landslide without All Star Kevin Love, who suffered a concussion after taking an elbow to the head from Harrison Barnes. Love was able to fully participate in a shootaround today and will be evaluated prior to the game. Then and only then will we know if he can play – and only coach Lue will know if he should play. Some experts on betting on basketball recommend bringing him off the bench, others recommend trading him this summer.
Cavaliers leader LeBron James loathes comparisons to the greatest of all time, but he pretty much proved Phil Jackson right and channeled his inner MJ in game 3, finishing with his 9th double-double of the 2016 postseason with a game-high of 32 points on 14-26 (.538) shooting, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 40 minutes. That’s the LeBron who needs to show up again tonight. Which begs yet another question for people who bet on NBA; will Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson finally deign to make an appearance in these championship series? So far, one LeBron has been worth two Splash Brothers, and the Warriors have the lead on the depth of their roster. A win in Cleveland could potentially seal the deal for Golden State, but the league MVP and his right-hand man must snap out of it and deliver.