After a long summer NBA opening night is finally upon us, and we’re starting with a bang as the defending champion Golden State Warriors are presented with their championship rings before taking the floor against a new look Houston Rockets outfit.
After unstoppable performances from Kyrie Irving and LeBron James at home in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, The Cleveland Cavaliers lived to fight another day against the Golden State Warriors. With the battle moving back to Oracle Arena, and the home team holding a 3-1 lead, the odds were heavily stacked against the Cavs’.
Facing off for the third straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers walk into Oracle Arena where they will take on the Golden State Warriors. With some new faces on both squads heading into this years Finals, only time would tell if the Warriors can get their revenge on the Cavs’ after a devastating Game 7 loss last year.
After overcoming a 25 point deficit at home to steal Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors were heading into Game 2 of the matchup looking to walk away with a 2-0 series lead.
As we prepared for Game 2 of the playoff series between the Portland Trailblazers and the Golden State Warriors, everything was falling in place for the home team to take home a win away in Oracle Arena. With Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes all sidelined with injuries, it’s was the best chance for the Blazers had at getting a win away from home.
It might not have looked like much of a matchup on paper, but the Orlando Magic were walking into Oracle Arena and planning on taking home a win against the Golden State Warriors. After being involved in some questionable trades over the past 9 months, the recent acquisition of ex-Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross has given the Magic a much needed energy boost as the organization works to gain some momentum to finish the season.
Although the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors face off one a season on each others home floor, the Celtics had a really good track record going into Oracle Area before their matchup. Having walked away with an unexpected win last season, Boston once again upset the home team after running them off the floor in the fourth quarter.