Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out.
Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden States championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap.
Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18 season, with both conference finals going seven games. Golden State and Cleveland won Game 7s on the road before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers for their second straight title.
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