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Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #29: NBA Finals Preview

Austin and Dante hop on the pod for the most in-depth NBA Finals Preview you can find, including how Steph Curry can improve and LeBron James' legacy.

On today’s podcast, Austin and Dante break down the upcoming NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. While much has been previously discussed by the two on each team, they provide a fresh perspective on the various tight regular season matchups.

After considering different defensive schemes for both teams, Austin and Dante speak to the impact interim head coach Mike Brown might have in the absence of Steve Kerr and how he fares against Tyronn Lue. They touch on LeBron James‘ legacy while discussing how the public could view him in comparison to Michael Jordan following a Cavs win or loss in the series. After that, they give each of their keys to part three of the trilogy. How will the benches perform? Can Tristan Thompson do enough damage against the Death Lineup to make Brown adjust? They wrap up the podcast by providing series predictions and their votes for NBA Finals MVP.

Check out our NBA Finals Roundtable here.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #29: NBA Finals Preview

Austin Cracraft and Dante Guarneri discuss everything from the wide world of the NBA, whether it be the latest update from a Banana Boat or a legend being thrown out of the Garden.

Follow the show on Twitter @Coast2CoastPod.

Austin is a Staff Writer and Podcast Host/Producer at Last Word On Sports. He is currently attending the University of Oregon and enjoys watching, talking about, and playing sports. He is a shameless Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks fan.

Dante studies Financial Economics at Columbia University. For every statistic and analytic undertaking, he hopes to shed humorous light on the everyday parity of the sports world. A life-long sports fan, he’s been blessed with championships from the New York Yankees and New York Giants, but cursed by the turbulent history of the Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets.


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