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LeBron, Cavaliers solid bet to return to NBA Finals

No matter what changes LeBron James influences, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a better bet to win next year’s NBA championship than the Golden State Warriors are to repeat. The Westgate Las Vegas sports book opened Cleveland as the 9-4 favorite to win the 2015-16 title, with Golden State second at 5-1.

James magical again, Cavs not counted out

Once again, LeBron James was all-around amazing, but he blew a shot to win at the end of regulation, setting his team up for another heartbreaking fall in overtime. This loss would have crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers and sent them to the coroner.

James, Cavaliers bettors get burned in OT

LeBron James scored 44 points Thursday but walked off incredibly disappointed, same as everyone who bet on his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Golden State stole the game and the money in a 108-100 overtime victory. The Cavaliers, 6-point underdogs, controlled most of the game before imploding in the final five minutes.