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Old 06-03-2019, 01:46 PM
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I don't think the 76ers "fluked" their way into the Finals; they were scrappy on offense and played pretty tenaciously on defense. Allen Iverson went off, as I recall. The problem is that at a time when half-court ball was the game, the Lakers dominated the half-court game.

I don't see any comparisons between this series in 2001. A better comparison might be the 2016 Warriors vs Cavs, which the Cavs ultimately won but could have gone either way, really. Now if Durant comes back and can play effectively, then I think the Warriors have a clear edge. But it's far from certain that this will happen. Without Durant, I think the series will likely go 7 games and either team could win.