NBA Finals

NBA+Finals

The NBA Finals this season is a battle between the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers. MVP, Stephen Curry and his splash brother Klay Thompson got ready to face off against LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in game 1 of the series. The splash brother began to heat up in the first half and got the Warriors off and running, while the Cavaliers had a much slower start as they tried to heat up. The Warriors were almost always up by a substantial lead that was until the last two quarters. In the end of the third the Cavaliers went on a 10 to 2 run. Then in the last quarter disaster hit the Cavaliers. Their star point guard, Kyrie Irving fractured his knee cap when Klay Thompson was bodying him up and caused him to fall. The game ended up going to overtime because of an 8 to 0 run in the last two minutes. Then in overtime, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert couldn’t knock down any shots and the game ended with a game 1 win for the Warriors (Final Score: 108-99).

With Kyrie out, the Cavs had a chip on their shoulder to prove they weren’t all about their stars, but rather their grit. LeBron James, the four-time MVP was especially feeling the pressure, as he was expected to bring his city a championship. He knew the odds were stacked against him in Game 2 after his team took a tough overtime loss in Game 1 of this Finals. However, this Cavaliers team doesn’t know when to give up and stole Game 2 from the Warriors in their home court. Dellavedova played superb defense on the reigning MVP, Stephen Curry, holding him to a horrific 28% shooting night. The other big Warriors name, Klay Thompson, came up big the whole night, but it wasn’t enough. The Cavs defense stifled the Warriors throughout regulation and into overtime. However, the one difference maker was the King himself, LeBron James. He accumulated 39 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists. It was a performance that has not been seen in recent Finals history. Tim P. says “ Without LeBron playing like this every single game, they have no chance to win.” (Final Score: 95-93)