NBA Finals 2017 Schedule: Set to Begin on June 1

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Golden State now holds a 2-0 advantage over San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals as the series shifts to Texas for games 3 and 4. What can be expected when the last four teams compete for the chance to enter this year's finals?

With a third consecutive matchup between the two teams looking inevitable for the 2017 NBA Finals, the rest of the league is looking forward to next season to again challenge these perennial superpowers for a place in the Finals.

This difference in the way the two teams dispatched their opponents may be convincing enough to make a strong case for the defending champs.

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Since the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers began their respective post season runs in the Eastern and Western Conferences, there have been whispers that it will be a Warriors vs. Cavs three-peat in the Championships.

Boston have fallen into a 2-0 hole in the series after back-to-back blowout losses to Cleveland and faced an uphill battle on the road with or without their top performer. Leonard left the game with an injured ankle after a collision with Warriors player Zaza Pachulia, and the situation quickly deteriorated for the visiting Texas team. No team in National Basketball Association history has ever blown a 3-0 series lead, so Golden State's chances of reaching the finals look good right now.