LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open their title defense as underdogs against the Golden State Warriors as the NBA Finals get underway next week. The 2016 champion Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Warriors will battle for the crown for a third straight year in the best-of-seven starting at Golden State on Thursday. Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs — the Warriors made history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference, while the Cavs lost just one game to the Celtics to cap their dominant run. The Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites for Game One at home, according to CBS Sports.