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The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship in 2016, making history by rallying from a 3-1 deficit to take down defending champion Golden State behind The Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, avenging a loss in The Finals the previous season when Irving and Love were injured.
Last year, Golden State turned the tables, beating LeBron, Irving, Love & Co. in five games in The Finals.
Heading into the All-Star break, the Cavaliers are again rolling, with LeBron leading the way and The New 4 being mixed in, Cleveland has won four consecutive games and stands 34-22 at the break, winners of seven of its last 10.
The retooled Cavs have FOX Sports’ Chris Broussard believing, get this, that the current Cavs are actually better than the squad that had Irving as its starting point guard.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 14, 2018
The Cavaliers granted Irvings request for a trade on Aug. 22, sending him to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, Brooklyn’s unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick and Miami’s second-round selection in 2020.
All Cleveland has remaining from that deal after its deadline-day makeover are Zizic and the prize of the deal on the Cavaliers’ side, the Brooklyn pick.