Friday April 15th, 2016

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The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship, according to Las Vegas’ Westgate SuperBook. 

Last year’s NBA champions lead the playoff field with 5–7 odds to repeat for the title. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost to the Warriors in the 2015 Finals, follow with 3–1 odds to win it all. 

The San Antonio Spurs (7–2), Oklahoma City Thunder (16–1) and Toronto Raptors (25–1) round out the top five favored teams.

BALLARD: Golden Season Remembered: The Warriors’ 73–win ride

The Warriors finished their regular season on Wednesday with a record-breaking win over the Memphis Grizzlies, giving them the best single-season record (73–9) in NBA history.

They begin their playoff run on Saturday at home against the Houston Rockets, who were given 300–1 odds to win the championship.

Find the entire NBA playoffs schedule and bracket here.

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