Why did LeBron leave Cavs? | ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman
The Cleveland Cavaliers will likely lose their No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft if they lose the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers, who will host the Warriors in Game 6 of the Finals on Tuesday, have already lost three games in a row.
Cleveland is 1-5 against the Warriors this season.
The Cavs lost a key player and their star player in Kyrie Irving, who is in the midst of an ACL injury.
The team also lost star point guard Kyrie Clarkson to a torn Achilles tendon.
The team also is expected to lose several key players from last season, including the team’s leading scorer, Kevin Love.
Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, a first-round pick in 2014, is expected back for the start of the 2017-18 season.
He missed the start to the season with a broken foot.
The Cavs also have struggled on the defensive end.
They rank 22nd in points allowed per game and have allowed 108.7 points per 100 possessions in the last two games.
Golden State’s Steph Curry and Draymond Green are expected to play.
They have combined for 32 points in the series.
The Warriors have won five of their last six regular-season games, including a 108-94 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Warriors are averaging 113.8 points and shooting 49.6 percent during that span.