All eyes will be on the Oracle Arena on Monday night as the biggest rivalry in the NBA resumes.
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are developing a match-up that could end up rivalling the great face-offs of the past such as the Lakers and the Celtics.
As a quick back story, the Warriors won the 2015 finals but the Cavs the 2016 ones, coming back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 in one of the all-time great series.
More recently, the Cavs beat the Dubs on Christmas Day in a thriller but they will find it hard to repeat the trick in the Bay tonight.
They have rarely left third gear this season, that Christmas win their biggest exertion of the year so far, and are very much a work in progress as they look to defend their title.
The floor-spacing and three-point shooting of JR Smith is sidelined until April and although Kyle Korver has been brought in to help plug the gap, problems remain.
The Cavs have no back-up point guard, putting severe pressure on Kyrie Irving and they are entirely reliant on the big three of Irving, Kevin Love and LeBron James posting triple figures every night in order to get home.
More often than not, that happens, but the Warriors are the team who can best expose any flaws.
They have not been without problems either, though. Back-to-back MVP Steph Curry is having a poor shooting season by his standards and there have been issues between team enforcer Draymond Green and marquee signing Kevin Durant.
But on their home floor, where the Cavs won Game Seven in June, this should be their night. It is unlikely to be a blow-out so taking the Warriors by 6-10 points at 4/1 looks a good bet, as does the home side being the first to 20 points at 13/20.
It is widely thought the Cavs – set to top the East for a second year running – may be keeping themselves for the play-offs but if James fancies it they have the capability to spring a minor surprise and a 1-5 point victory at 23/4 looks the best price.