Tyronn Lue Reveals Who He Wants to Face in NBA Finals

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Though the Cleveland Cavaliers are still waiting to find out who its opponent in the NBA Finals will be, head coach Tyronn Lue decided to be cagey with media when asked on Monday who he wanted his team to face.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tweeted out Lue’s succinct response about whether he’d prefer to face the Golden State Warriors or the Oklahoma City Thunder:

Golden State and Oklahoma City will play the deciding Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. While neither Lue, members of his coaching staff or any of the Cavalier players will say it, the road to a championship may be easier if the Thunder is the opponent. The reason is a simple one: the Cavs will have home-court advantage for that potential best-of-7 series.

Regardless of who Cleveland plays, they’ll have three more days of rest than their opponent when the series gets underway on Thursday night.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.