The 2017 NBA Finals will finally tip off on Thursday, and while we know that this will be the third consecutive championship match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, everything else is pretty much unknown. Sure, we can make plenty of guesses about what may happen. But that’s all just conjecture, especially since as last year’s Finals showed us and Kevin Garnett immortalized with his now infamous guttural yell, “anything is possible.”
Thankfully, however, the folks over at 2K Sports have stepped up to the challenge of trying to predict the Finals as accurately as possible by doing a simulation of the entire series with their popular and very realistic video game NBA 2K17. The results are rather interesting and showcase how closely matched the two teams are.
According to the official NBA 2K17’s simulation, the Warriors will defeat the Cavs in a tightly-contested seven-game series. The simulation has the Cavs winning Game 1 at Oracle Arena, which seemingly gave Cleveland an instant upper hand in the series. But the narrative quickly changed in Game 2.