The NBA playoffs will be held on Monday, April 19th.
As of right now, the Warriors are in a tie for the No. 2 seed and the Spurs are a two-game favorite.
But let’s get to the point of this series.
Who is the favorite in the NBA finals?
Who is not the favorite?
We’ll find out on Tuesday, April 20th.
Here are the storylines to watch as the series heads into its final two games.
Who’s going to win the championship?
The Warriors are the favorite, but they’ll likely need to get through the first two games to do that.
The Spurs have a history of being able to win games at home, but that hasn’t happened yet this series because of how the Spurs have been playing at the Staples Center.
The Warriors are also favored in all three matchups, with the exception of Game 4 on Sunday.
But they could fall victim to a late-game collapse, something the Spurs and Thunder have done in the past.
The Thunder beat the Warriors by 20 points in Game 3.
Who will win the Finals?
The Cavaliers, Warriors and Spurs are all favored to win this series, and that’s probably where the series will finish.
The Celtics have been the favorites to win it all since the Finals started in 2016, with all three wins coming in the final three games.
The Cavaliers are also coming off a win over the Warriors in Game 4, so they’ve done well to stay in the series.
The Cavs are favored in every matchup this series has played.
But the Warriors could have a tough time defending a No. 1 seed like the Warriors, with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green still struggling at the moment.
Which teams will win?
The Cavs and Warriors have played a lot of close games this series and the Cavaliers have won the series by an average of 10.7 points per game.
But in this series of a few close games, it’s going the other way.
The Pacers have the edge in that regard, with Indiana winning the last four games.
But if the Warriors come out on top in the next two games, Indiana should have a pretty good chance to win Game 5, too.
The Bulls have a chance to pull out a win in Game 6, too, though they’ve only won four in a row.
Who won’t win the NBA Finals?
There are so many players on both sides of the ball in this NBA playoffs that it’s hard to pick one player to win in each matchup.
The point of these games is to determine who is the best player on both teams, and there will be plenty of time for a few players to take home the trophy.
There will also be plenty more games between the two teams.
Here are five players who should be able to pick up the trophy and take home it on Tuesday: 1.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James and the Cavs won Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals.
James averaged 26.9 points per 100 possessions and grabbed 31 rebounds in the game.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, KD’s stats aren’t as spectacular as LeBron’s, but Durant has shown his versatility in Game 5 and he could be a huge threat in Game 7.
He’s averaged 18.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocks in his last three games, with 10 assists and one turnover.
KD also had 11 points and seven rebounds in Game 2, with 12 points and three rebounds in that one.
KD will also need to defend LeBron in Game 1, but he’s already shown he’s ready to play.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Curry has scored 20 points or more in four of his last five games.
He scored 21 points in the first half of Game 3 of the Warriors series, which was the last game in which he played.
He has made 10 of his 13 field goals in Game 0, with two of them coming in that first half.
Curry has shot 40 percent from the field in each of the last two games and is shooting 57.4 percent overall.
He’ll need to make sure he stays on top of LeBron in these final two matchups.
Andrew Bogut, Washington Wizards, Bogut’s stats are good enough to be considered a top-10 player, but Bogut hasn’t shown much of a change in his game in his first three games against the Warriors.
He is averaging 10.5 points per contest in those three games and shooting 50.9 percent.
He only made three free throws in Game 11 of the Wizards series.
Kevin Love, Los Angeles Lakers, Love has made 39 percent of his shots in three straight games against Cleveland and has made 50 percent of the shots in five of his previous six games against Oklahoma City.
He had 29 points and 12 rebounds in those games, so he’s definitely showing signs of getting his game back. Love will