The Golden State Warriors remain the top choice to win the NBA championship in the 2016-17 season as the playoffs go into full swing.
Major European bookmakers expect the Warriors to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the second time in three season with 188Bet giving out the best price at 3/4
The Warriors posted the best record in the regular season at 67-15 to secure a homecourt edge throughout the postseason. They finished six games ahead of the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the Western Conference top spot.
Golden State boasts of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry - the league's most-feared offensive duo - plus Klay Thompson and do-it-all forward Draymond Green.
Expected to give the Warriors a run for the title are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who defeated them in last season's NBA Finals despite trailing 1-3 in the best-of-seven series. The odds at 188Bet for LeBron James and company to defend their title are 15/4.
The Cavaliers (51-31) struggled towards the end of the regular season to finish second to the Boston Celtics (53-29) in the Eastern Conference.
The Spurs (61-21) are also expected to contend for the NBA title this season and they can be backed at 9/1 with 188Bet to capture their sixth NBA crown and first since 2014. San Antonio owns the second-best record in the regular season.
The Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors are the other title contenders this season.
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