Cleveland Cavaliers: Five keys to winning the NBA Finals

For the second straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers are gearing up to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. But these are far from the same two teams that met last season. Healthy and hungry, do the red-hot Cavs have what it takes to knock off the back-to-back MVP and the 73-win Warriors?

Cleveland will win if …

1. They contain Stephen Curry

As much as every team not named the Warriors would like, there’s no magic formula for shutting down the back-to-back MVP. As the old saying goes, they can only hope to contain him — a task much easier said than done, of course. While we’re not saying Curry being locked in automatically gives the Warriors the championship, if he’s given the space to play like the offensive anomaly that he is, an uphill climb awaits the Cavs. Even then, there’s always the second Splash Brother …

2. Key players stay healthy

Injuries riddled this Cavs team last postseason. First was Love’s dislocated shoulder in the first round that kept him out for the remainder of the playoffs. Then was Irving’s knee…

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