Tyronn Lue warns against counting Cavs out in Finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter their NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors as heavy underdogs, but Tyronn Lue is maintaining his confidence.
Speaking with the media on Tuesday, the Cavs head coach warned against writing off his team.
“You can’t count us out. We’ve been in every possible position you can be in in the playoffs,” said Lue, per Rick Noland of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. “It’s not over till it’s over.”
For what it’s worth, Las Vegas lists the Cavs as +650 underdogs for the series, making them the biggest Finals underdogs since the then-New Jersey Nets in 2002 as well as the biggest of any LeBron James-led Finals team (per ESPN).
We know that the Warriors are feeling good about their chances heading into the series, but underestimating James and the Cavs will be at their own peril.