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Cavs, Warriors follow fascinating script in Game 7 of NBA Finals

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You can say this about the NBA Finals. If someone is scripting it, they’re doing a good job.

Kidding, kidding. But after Thursday’s Game Six, Ayesha Curry – the wife of Warriors’ star Stephen Curry, suggested that the game was rigged in a since-removed Tweet, Since then, protests have risen from others that the NBA shaped this game to occur.

And why not? With the drama of a Game Seven, with two of the league’s biggest stars in Golden State’s Curry and Cleveland’s LeBron James, it goes down as must-see TV.

Game Sevens are beautiful things, the final showdowns of a season. You have six games of prologue, and then one final winner-take-all battle. There is nothing that can match the tension.

Who should be favored? Well, the Cavs have won two in a row. But the Warriors are at home, where teams have gone 15-3 in Game Sevens.

“It’s game seven,” James said. “I’ll play it anywhere.”

Game time is 8 pm. Sunday.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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