Griffin says Cavs fine with underdog role

Ashish Mathur

David Griffin knows not many people are giving the Cavaliers much of a chance in their Finals matchup with the Golden State Warriors, and Griffin seems to be OK with it.

Just listen to what the Cavs GM said after the Cavs overtook the Boston Celtics to advance to their third straight Finals, via

“I hope everybody says we have no chance. Obviously the team we’re playing is as good as you can possibly put together, it’s going to be an unbelievable battle for us, but I think [the Cavs] love battling together. The greater the odds, the better we seem to play together. We really do rally around each other in that sense.”

LeBron James is making his seventh straight appearance in the Finals and the Cavs are coming off their first NBA title -- during a series in which they were considered underdogs.

This year, it's more of the same, as the Warriors added MVP candidate Kevin Durant and breezed through the postseason.

So underdogs? Yeah, the Cavs never really mind the moniker.

They're one team that believes, when it comes to these Finals, there's always a chance.

"I think they're excited about it and think they've certainly earned the opportunity," Griffin said.