If anyone hasn’t heard, there’s only one undefeated team remaining in the NBA after the first two weeks of the regular season and it’s the defending champions—the Golden State Warriors. They’re off to an 8-0 start, have a nearly identical team they had compared to last season, have reigning league MVP in Stephen Curry shooting like no other player has shot before and have one of the top defenses in the NBA. When your favorite team plays Golden State, tickets to see the Warriors are usually the home team’s highest of the season.
With the hot start, it’s time to begin questioning if this Golden State Warriors team has a chance to match, or even eclipse, the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls who set the record for the best regular season record of all time at 72-10 (that team only started at 5-0). Below are 10 reasons why it may be possible:
It ain't bragging when you can back it up, and with Cavaliers superstar LeBron James' otherworldly NBA Finals numbers of 37 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists, what more is there to say?
And so, even with his team down, 3-2, and on the brink of elimination, who's really going to argue when James boldly declares he's still the best the game has to offer?
Besides, regular-season MVP Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors will gladly cede King James that distinction for the right to hoist the franchise's first Larry O'Brien title in more than four decades.
Quicken Loans Arena will be rocking come Tuesday night when the two teams collide before what's almost certain to be an overflow crowd that will be ready to pull out all the stops in aiding the host Cavs in trying to extend the series to a winner take-all Game 7. Game 6 tickets' average prices at the moment are $670.01, with a get-in price of $264*.
The Toronto Raptors are by far the NBA’s biggest surprise of the season thus far. Led by veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, the Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history posting an 8-2 record through 10 games. The high-rising DeMar DeRozan leads the team averaging 21.2 PPG, while the 7-foot tall center Jonas Valanciunas is having a career season averaging 8 RPG and 11 PPG. The only NBA team located outside the U.S., the loyal Raptor fan-base has chanted and termed the phrase #WeTheNorth. Look for continued success from a team that is surprising the entire league with their energy and play-making ability.
My Prediction: Toronto will finish in the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference, behind Cleveland, Chicago (if Rose can stay healthy), Washington, and Miami.
Thanks to the addition of hometown hero LeBron James, as well as the soon-to-be addition of Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the 2014-15 NBA Schedule. After weeks of anticipation, the schedule was finally released last night which revealed the full 82 game schedule for the Cavs. If you are a fan of LeBron, the Cavs or just the NBA in general, here are the top five games you should be watching:
vs. New York Knicks
Date/Time: October 30, 2014 at 8 p.m.
The home opener. The game all of Cleveland (and probably the entire state of Ohio) has been dreaming about since LeBron announced he was coming home. It will be the first real game for the new-look Cavaliers which feature not only James, but also Kevin Love, who will be playing his first real minutes for the home team.