That’s how Game 7 goes when it’s a dream. Real life? Often quite different.
Consider Andre Iguodala and Kevin Love, whose Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will vie Sunday night at Oracle Arena (8 p.m. ET, ABC) in what has become a one-game, winner-take-all end to the 2016 NBA 2KMT Coins Finals.
The stakes are as high, maybe higher, than Iguodala, Love or any of those involved could have daydreamed on asphalt. The Warriors have a chance to cap their historic 73-9 regular season with a second consecutive championship — or become the first Finals team to ever blow a 3-1 series lead.
The Cavaliers are poised to deliver to sports-mad Cleveland its first major championship in 52 years — or to give that city another reason to anguish and flinch, with LeBron James not getting any younger.Problem is, neither Iguodala nor Love is positioned well to play the last 48 minutes of this season — or perform some heroics in the dwindling final seconds of their imaginations — the way each would prefer.