Fans can watch the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers live online and see which team can win Game 7 and take the NBA title.
After jumping out to a three games to one series lead, it looked as if the Warriors would cruise to their second consecutive title. But the Cleveland Cavaliers came storming back thanks to two straight 41-point games from LeBron James, and have now pushed the series to its limit.
Game 7 of the 2017 NBA Finals will tip off Sunday at 8 p.m. from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The game will be broadcast on ABC and will also be available live online for fans unable to make it to a television (a link to the streaming video can be found below).
Fans who watch the Warriors vs. Cavaliers live online may see a Golden State team reeling from two straight losses. The Cavaliers won by double-digits in each game, and along the way the Warriors lost a key player in center Andrew Bogut, who will miss the rest of the series.
The Warriors also have a banged-up Andre Iguodala, the MVP of the 2015 NBA Finals who had been called on to guard LeBron James on the perimeter. Iguodala is suffering from a bad back, but vowed to be on the floor for Game 7.
“I’ll be ready to go full strength tomorrow, whether it’s perfectly fine or whether it’s not,” Iguodala told the San Francisco Chronicle after Saturday’s practice. “It won’t be the reason why I can’t do what I feel like I can do out there.”
Those watching Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals live online will see if LeBron James can finish out strong in what has been one of the best individual performances in finals history. He leads both teams in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, and is considered a strong MVP candidate even if the Cleveland Cavaliers were to lose.
James said he has no desire to be MVP if his team doesn’t win, however. But he also said he’s not going to bow down to the pressure of the situation.
“The word everyone likes to use in sports is ‘pressure,'” James told ESPN. “I don’t really get involved in it. But I guess in layman’s terms, pressure (comes with this situation). I think it’s an opportunity to do something special, and I’m fortunate to be in a position where I can be a part of something that was very special.”
James also noted that it will take a team effort to defeat the Golden State Warriors on their home court, where they have lost only two games. James made reference to the 2008 Eastern Conference semifinals, where the Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 despite 45 points from James.
“Gave everything I had, and we lost,” James said. “So that doesn’t mean I wasn’t in the moment. That meant I was there. I was mentally sharp. I was in tune with the game plan. Just sometimes you’re not successful.
“But for an opportunity for (Sunday), I mean, anybody that’s ever played the game of basketball or done anything at any level, to be able to have an opportunity to have one game for it all? I mean, you take it.”
But for all the back and forth, the series hasn’t exactly been a close one. Every game has been decided by more than 10 points, with a healthy dose of blowouts thrown in.
Fans who want to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors live online can turn to WatchESPN for streaming video.
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