5. Steal one in Golden State
It’s simple math, the Cavs have to win at least one game at Golden State to become NBA champions.
Take Game 7 out of the mix, though because I think you can call that a toss-up game where anything can happen.
For the Cavs to make this a series in which they have a shot to win, Cleveland’s got to win either Game 1, 2 or 5.
The Warriors have lost once at home in the playoffs since falling to the Cavs in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals.
Ideally, Cleveland splits one of the first two contests in Oracle, hopefully putting just enough out in the minds of the Warriors to give Cleveland a shot.