The great Warriors are waiting on Thursday night on their court. For those that have faith in LeBron James and the underdog Cavaliers, their odds are set at +650, meaning a $100 bet would earn a $650 return should they pull off the upset.
Both teams were taken to the brink of elimination as they trailed their respective conference finals series 3-2 but managed to each secure back-to-back wins to advance yet again.
The fact that this is the fourth year in a row in which the teams are meeting in the final - an unprecedented streak in major North American pro sports - can be looked at either way.
The defending champions have been blighted injuries throughout the season, with four of their All-Stars suffering significant injuries.
Houston almost took out Golden State in the Western Conference Finals after earning the No. 1 seed out west.
Said Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Wednesday: "He's frustrated".
In the metered markets and viewership categories, last night's TNT game easily won the night on all of TV, including that big hockey game on NBC. If the Warriors can get that type of performance every game from Curry they are going to be in good shape. Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds during the postseason. "So you go through the playoffs and things happen, and you've got to be able to bounce back no matter what and keep going". Cleveland managed to extend the series to a Game 7 only 12 percent of the time. It was not the first time in this postseason the three-time National Basketball Association champion spoke of being spent and it should hardly have come as a surprise, as he has been a man on a mission all season.
"I'm not going to say (the Cavaliers have) zero percent chance", said Jackson, who got to the NBA Finals as a player with IN in 2000 and will be calling his 10th Finals.