The wait is over. The National Basketball Association 2017-18 regular season tips off tonight at Oracle Arena when Houston opposes reigning NBA champs Golden State. Tonight’s event is scheduled to tip at 10:30 p.m. ET and is the second game of a NBA on TNT doubleheader. The Warriors begin pursuit of their third NBA title in four seasons and are overwhelming favorites to repeat according to most Vegas sportsbooks. Odds to Win 2017-18 NBA Championship. Warriors 5-to-12!
The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win last season’s NBA Finals and return nearly 100 percent of their scoring from last year’s squad.
Point guard Stephen Curry leads last year’s team in scoring with 25.3 points per game. Shooting forward Kevin Durant topped the rebounding charts with 8.3 rpg. The squad is versatile enough that power forward Draymond Green led the club in assist with 7 apg. And shooting guard Klay Thompson shot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and played over 34 minutes per game.
The addition of All-Star Durrant to the trio of Curry, Thompson and Green has pushed the roster to the pinnacle of team talent. Durant enters this season in a much better position both physically and emotionally than he did a summer ago. NBA.com reported that head coach Steve Kerr likes what he sees from Durant and his roster. “He looked so relaxed and confident. Last year, he was trying to decipher what we were doing. This year, he just did it. There’s a comfort level that exists now that allows him to go out there and play without thinking.”
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Odds to Win 2017-18 NBA Championship. Warriors 5-to-12!