Do Cavs Have a Chance without Irving for Second Time?Published June 7, 2015 by Sol FH
2 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight at 1:00 GMT with the Warriors up 1-0.
The Cavs were dealt another harsh blow for the second time, having lost Kyrie Irving to a fractured knee cap expecting that he will only be ready to return in 3-4 months. This has turned the hill Cleveland needed to climb into a mountain, but if LeBron keeps up with his 40+ points a game the Warriors will need to work.
The Cavs and the Warriors were so evenly matched in the opening game the Warriors needed OT to finally win. David Blatt has led his team, in his first ever year as an NBA Head Coach to the NBA Finals and are giving the favorites from California a run for their money. The Warriors, led by Steph Curry are now in the driver's seat with another home game tonight and look to take a two-game lead on the underdogs with the series heading to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4.
The Cavs will need to overcome a lot of adversity coming into Game 2. The question is can they deal without Kyrie Irving against a team like the Warriors?
Cleveland was amazing over 48 minutes but LeBron couldn't make good in OT and the Cavs only scored two points losing 108-100. He scored 44 points in Game 1 so the Warriors still need to find a way to stop arguably the best player in the league right now.
Online Gambling Odds and Pre-game Betting
Prior to tip-off tonight at 1:00 GMT, punters have a myriad of online gambling lines to choose from at bet365 Sports. The Warriors are again favorites to win at 1.27, but the odds on Cleveland are way too attractive to pass up on at 3.80. The Cavs have nice odds on the Double Result and a tie could be the bet that makes lucrative cash tonight.
Watch the game live and test your online betting skills at bet365 Sports for the 2015 NBA Finals.