The NBA finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is in the books and it has some interesting matchups in it.
Here’s a look at some of the most interesting storylines that are unfolding.
The Warriors will play the Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday night.
Cavs star Stephen Curry will be a key part of the Warriors comeback as they try to win their second straight NBA title.
The Warriors have never won the title before but have come close in 2017.
They lost their first title in 2015, but this time it’s not going to be easy.
They’ll be hoping to put the series behind them in a dominant fashion.
The Cavs have never lost a first round game at home.
They have won the last three NBA Finals in Cleveland, but never in the NBA Finals.
The Cavs were expected to take Game 1 with a 1-1 record and were favored by about 4 points.
But they came up short in the final moments and the Warriors will have to find a way to win Game 1 without their star point guard.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be the underdog in this series, but they’ll still be in the hunt to win the title.
They beat the Golden State, 109-103, in the first round of the 2016 playoffs.
The Cavaliers are 5-0 at home this season.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives the ball in a timeout during the second quarter of Game 2 between the Golden States Golden State Golden State Cavaliers and Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors, 109 – 103, in a first-round NBA playoff series.
The Cavaliers have been dominating the series all series.
They outscored the Warriors 38-23 in the paint, 35-11 in transition and 27-16 in the fourth quarter.
The only other time the Warriors beat Cleveland was the last time the two teams met in the playoffs.
The Golden State’s LeBron James has been averaging 25.5 points in his last four games against the Cavs, but he had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2.
The reigning NBA MVP will be looking for his first playoff win.
He had 22 points and 12 rebounds in the previous meeting, the Cleveland series, which the Cavs won 107-95 on Feb. 10.
The other big story for Cleveland will be if LeBron James returns to the court after missing the previous four games due to injury.
James is averaging 21.8 points in this five-game series.
If James is able to play, the Cavaliers will have a chance to win in Game 3.
The Miami Heat are going to have to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of this playoffs.
If they lose this game, they will fall to the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
The Clippers won the first two games, but the Miami Heat won the final two.
They were the only team to win this series without a star point forward.
The Los Angeles Lakers will face the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of this series.
The series will be played on Wednesday in Miami.
The Spurs won Game 2 on Friday, and they’ve been dominant in the series so far.
The Lakers have a lot of star power and can win this one without James.
The San Antonio Stars won the 2016 NBA Finals on a last-second shot by Kyle Lowry, who scored 17 points.
The Mavericks have the best record in the West, and Lowry has been one of their best players.
The Lakers were expected, but it didn’t happen.
They are 4-3 on the road in this two-game trip, and this will be their first playoff game in Los Angeles since the 2016 Finals.
They had a 2-1 series lead heading into Game 3, and now they’ll face a San Antonio team that has been winning basketball games all series long.
The Dallas Mavericks will play against the Memphis Grizzlies in the quarterfinals of this NBA Finals rematch.
The Grizzlies won the series in 2017 and will look to build on that momentum.
The Mavs won the 2015 NBA Finals, but now they will face a team that won the previous two series.
After two games against teams in the middle of the pack, the Memphis Tigers will host the San Francisco Warriors in Game 5 of this matchup.
The Tigers will be in a similar position to the Warriors.
They’ve been one step ahead of the other teams in every series they’ve played this year, and the Grizzlies will be trying to do the same this year.
The first game in this game will be at 7 p.m. ET.