Tracy McGrady tips Warriors to end NBA title drought with Steph Curry

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‘It’s going to be a hell of a run’: Tracy McGrady backs Curry’s Warriors to win the NBA title

Tracy McGrady has backed the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title this season.

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McGrady won championships with the Pistons and Spurs in a career in which he came to prominence as the world’s most dominant small forward. McGrady, who won the championship with the Spurs in 2003, said: “I see it now. They are primed for that run now. I see a run now of this team that’s capable of defeating Houston.”

Both the Warriors and Rockets will start the season with five-game victories to begin the year, then face each other on 22 November in what has the potential to be a historic duel.

McGrady believes the Warriors, who won it all last season, will become the first team since 1975 to record consecutive title. “I think what you are going to see is two great teams and you are going to see that gun shooting,” McGrady said. “You’re going to see great halves and great runs. It’s going to be a hell of a run.”

McGrady played one game in the China league earlier this year after retiring in 2015. He said the course of his career helped prepare him for what he saw on the court.

“I’ve been through ups and downs and I’ve been able to separate myself,” McGrady said. “It’s a separate entity from my career. I came into the NBA knowing how to handle myself, knowing my mindset and how to push myself to do the best I can.

“My life’s journey prepared me. I dealt with things as a man that most would not handle.”

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