In one of the wildest and most memorable NBA Finals games in recent memory, the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime to take the first game of the series. On Sunday night (8 p.m. ET), they meet again in Game 2 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
For supreme insight on this contest, listen to SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein. The veteran NBA handicapper has built on another winning season with a standout 24-13 mark against the spread in his postseason selections. He also has been zeroed in on these two clubs, posting a 15-6 ATS mark (71 percent) when either Golden State or Cleveland are involved. In Game 1, Hartstein accurately predicted a spirited effort from LeBron James and a Cavaliers team that rightfully felt disrespected after receiving an onslaught of criticism regarding their worthiness as participant in the championship round.
Now, with the scene shifting to Game 2, a pivotal question is whether the Cavaliers will be devastated by coming up short in Game 1, or if the Warriors will be vulnerable to a letdown upon surviving the opener. Which storyline has the most merit? ? Join SportsLine now to see which side of Warriors-Cavaliers you should support Sunday, from a seasoned analyst who's hitting 71 percent of his picks involving these teams!