The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors first battled each other on the biggest stage in basketball way back in 2015, and their rivalry has been huge ever since.
With Game 1 tonight, here’s 5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The 2018 NBA Finals.
1. The teams prepared for this moment back in February.
As the trade deadline approached several months ago, both the Warriors and Cavaliers figured they had to prepare to face each other in the postseason. The Warriors were playing great basketball and honestly didn’t have to make any moves, but what went down in Cleveland was a different story. The Cavaliers traded away multiple players including Isaiah Thomas, and picked up a new plethora of role players (including George Hill and Rodney Hood) to play alongside LeBron.