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NBA Finals – Stephen Curry and LeBron James to take centre stage

The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will feature two of the greatest basketball players today.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Cleveland’s LeBron James.
Both men are on a mission.
Curry is aiming to lead the Warriors to their first NBA title since 1975 while James is determined to give the Cavaliers their first-ever league crown.
Curry, whose father Dell also played in the NBA, was voted regular season MVP after averaging 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 2 steals. The Warriors under first-time head coach Steve Kerr finished with a league and franchise-best 67-15 record.
Now that they are back in the NBA Finals for the first time in four decades, fans in the Bay Area are hoping that Curry will retain his hot shooting. The All-Star guard averaged 29.2 points in their previous 15 playoff games and has already set a new record for most three-point shots in a single postseason.
His highlight games in the ongoing playoffs include two 40-point performances. While Curry is best known for his shooting abilities, he can also pass the ball and play defense.
Golden State is nearly unstoppable when Curry is on fire so the Cavaliers need to put a hand on his face to increase their winning chances.
Like Curry, James has won the MVP award – four times in the regular season and twice in the finals. He opted to return to Cleveland this season in a bid to give his boyhood team its first championship after leading the Miami Heat to two titles.
James led the Cavaliers to their first-ever finals appearance in 2007 during his first stint with the Ohio club but they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs.
The do-it-all forward is making his fifth-straight finals appearance – the first player to do so since eight members of the famed Boston Celtics in the late 1950s to early 1960s.
James has single-handedly carried the Cavaliers to the finals after Kevin Love suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and Kyrie Irving being bothered by knee and leg problems. In 14 playoff games, he put up 27.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 8.3 assists.
Stopping James is a big challenge for the Warriors after “The King” torched them with 42 points and 11 rebounds in their last meeting in February.


Harry James' love for sports began in his high school basketball days. Sadly, an injury meant he couldn't further his NBA dreams, but the hooper's loss is our gain as he then found journalism.

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