Both teams are entering this title matchup with injury concerns.
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Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the Cavaliers trying to wrestle the crown away just as they did in the 2016 series.Game 1 will be hosted by the Warriors at Oracle Arena Thursday night.Here's some of what the Cavaliers have dealt with since Golden State-Cleveland III ended last June: Kyrie Irving got traded for Isaiah Thomas over the summer, coach Tyronn Lue had to miss time to deal with health issues, Love missed two months, they lost 11 games by 16 or more points, revamped their roster in February and spent much of the season unable to guard anybody.They're in the finals again anyway, led by someone who will play in the last series of the season for an absurd eighth consecutive year.The Warriors swept the two regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers, winning by seven at home on Christmas Day (without Curry) and prevailing by 10 in Cleveland about three weeks later.Of Cleveland's five leading scorers against Golden State this season, three no longer play for the Cavaliers.If the Cavaliers win this championship, it might be time to declare the regular season irrelevant.Cleveland was only 50-32 this season.
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