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Star-Filled Teams Face Each Other in NBA Finals 2017-11-20136575

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The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Oakland, a city in northern California.
NBA总决赛于周四晚在加利福尼亚北部城市奥克兰开始进行。
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship.It was the first major title for a Cleveland sports team since the 1960s.
去年,克利夫兰骑士队击败金州勇士队夺得NBA总冠军。这是自20世纪60年代以来,克利夫兰所有运动队取得的第一个重要比赛的冠军头衔。
The year before, Golden State, based in Oakland, defeated Cleveland for its first championship since 1975.
前年,奥克兰金州勇士队击败克利夫兰骑士队,夺得了该队1975年以来的首个冠军。
This year, the two teams will meet again for a chance to find out which one is really the best.
今年,两队再次狭路相逢,必将一较高下。
Cleveland is led by one of the NBA’s all-time great players, LeBron James.He is playing in the Finals for the seventh-straight season.He is the first player to do that since the 1960s.
克利夫兰骑士队由NBA历史最佳球员之一,勒布朗·詹姆斯领导。他已经连续七个赛季闯入总决赛。他是自上世纪60年代以来第一位做到这点的球员。
The Golden State Warriors have Steph Curry, the league’s Most Valuable Player last year, and Kevin Durant, one of the NBA’s best players.
金州勇士队球员有斯蒂芬·库里,他是联盟去年的最有价值球员,还有凯文·杜兰特,NBA的最佳球员之一。
The series is “best of seven,” which means the first team to win four games will be champion.
该赛季是“七站四胜制”,也就是说最先赢得四场比赛的球队赢得总冠军。
The teams have a number of other All-Star players, they are among the best in the NBA.Cleveland has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, while Golden State has Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
两只球队中还有许多其他全明星球员,他们都在NBA最佳球员行列中。克利夫兰骑士队有凯里·欧文和凯文·乐福,金州勇士队有德雷蒙德·格林和克雷·汤普森。
So in this match-up of star players, which team will win?
所以在这球星阵容旗鼓相当的两只队伍里,哪支球队会取得胜利?
James thinks his Cavaliers will win. “I feel good about our chances, very good,” he said.
詹姆斯认为他所在的克利夫兰骑士队会取得胜利。“我觉得我们的机会非常好,”他说。
But he is in the minority.Many experts are picking the Warriors to win.
但是只有少数人和他有一样想法。许多专家认为勇士队会赢。
Tim Reynolds is the basketball writer for the Associated Press news agency.Reynolds wrote that Golden State will win in seven games.
蒂姆·雷诺兹是美联社篮球专栏作家。雷诺兹写道,金州勇士队会在七场比赛中获胜。
His reason?Cleveland’s defense is not good enough to stop Golden State.
他的理由是什么?因为克利夫兰骑士队的防守难以阻挡金州勇士队的进攻。
“James will push Golden State to the limit. But in the end, the 2016 loss will be avenged and the championship confetti will finally fall on Durant.”
“詹姆斯会把金州勇士队逼到极限。但是最后,勇士队会为2016年的失利复仇,杜兰特最终会夺得冠军。”
The website FiveThirtyEight.com wrote that the Warriors might be the best team in NBA history, even better than last year’s team, which set a record with 73 wins.
538.com网站发文称,勇士队是NBA史上最棒的球队,甚至比去年创下73胜记录的勇士队还要棒。
The site’s “prediction system” gives Cleveland only a 10 percent chance of winning the championship.
网站的“预测系统”预测克利夫兰骑士队只有10%的胜算。
But one NBA coach thinks Cleveland will win.Tom Thibodeau is the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.He called Golden State “dominant,” but also complimented James.
但是,一位NBA教练认为骑士队会取得冠军。汤姆·蒂博多是明尼苏达森林狼队的的教练。他说金州勇士队是“统治者”,但是他也称赞了詹姆斯。
“You can never bet against LeBron.If a game is close down the stretch, he can take it over,”Thibodeau said.
“你永远都不要在勒布朗·詹姆斯身上打赌。即使比赛接近尾声,他也能掌控比赛。”
I’m Dan Friedell.
我是丹·费里德尔。

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