The NBA finals get underway tonight for the first time in another country, as the reigning two time champions, the Golden State Warriors, take on the Toronto Raptors in Canada.
The Warriors even without their best player will be too much for our friends to the north.
Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who when healthy, is the best player in the world, likely won’t be available until later in the series, and then only if he’s needed.
Expect the other All Stars on the roster to step up, including the team leader Stef Curry. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be looking to go out on a winning note as one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history faces an uncertain future come off-season free agency.
The best player in the world with both Durant and LeBron James recovering from injuries, is Toronto’s Kahwi Leonard, who after coming over from San Antonio in a controversial trade, has made the Raptors his team. He is playing some of the best playoff basketball we’ve seen in years and will also be looking to win a championship before likely going to play in his hometown of Los Angeles next season.
Kahwi can’t be everywhere at once, and there are two many shooting threats on the Warriors. Expect them to stretch the floor like they have so many times and pick off the Raptors with strong three point shooting. This will be too much for Toronto to handle.
Drake won’t be able to help them this time.
And it Durant comes back soon than later, then it’s definitely over.
The Raptors have had a wonderful season, but Golden State is chasing history as it looks to win it’s third championship straight.
Golden State Warriors in 6 games.