Golden State Warriors 108 - 85 Cleveland Cavaliers
Get out the broomsticks, because the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Golden State fired away early and never stopped, breaking their backs in the process. Lebron was pulled out to a standing ovation, but who knows if it will be enough to keep him in Cleveland. It was a nice gesture however. This is the Warriors third title in four years as Kevin Durant is named the Finals MVP for a second consecutive season.
Warriors Sweep, 3rd Title in 4 Years
However they may have gotten it, the Warriors are now officially a true dynasty. Winning 3 titles in 4 years is quite an accomplishment, and the only lost one was a miraculous comeback from the Cavs. Steph, Klay and Draymond started it, but with Durant now winning back to back Finals MVP’s, he is as much a part of it as the other three. He has came in and took what was a great team and made them an unbeatable team. Even when the other guys are not getting their shots to fall, Durant always seems to keep scoring. He earned this MVP with game 3 and a triple double game 4, but Steph wasn’t far behind. It is arguable that either man deserved it more than the other.
The Warriors came out and lit the place up, going up 34-25 to end the first. The Cavs fought back at times, but never could get back into it, as Golden State took a 9 point lead into half. The Warriors ran away in the third, paced by Steph Curry, and the game was decidedly over early in the fourth. The Warriors started celebrating early, and pulled key players throughout the fourth.
Curry led the team with 37 points, 7-15 from 3. Durant had a triple double with 20 points, 12 boards and 10 assists. Only Thompson with 10 and Iguodala with 11 got into double figures, but it was a total team game. All but one player, sorry Patrick McCaw, scored in the game. Finishing with 25 assists and only 8 turnovers, the Warriors played the same way they have all season, and it was dominant.
(Insert Cleveland Joke Here)
Listen, I know it’s heartbreaking, and it’s terrible. But, we all knew this team was the worst team Lebron has led to the finals in his run, possibly ever. We can’t hang it all on one player, Lebron did everything he possibly could this postseason, even bleeding for it. He just wasn’t enough to play 1 on 5 against a super team. This goes on the rest of the players, staff, and management of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The players failed to even attempt to help Lebron in the playoffs, even costing him a game. The coaching staff had no answers and just went to, give Lebron the ball and hope they missed shots.
Management decided to trade Kyrie for the Nets pick (smart at the time) and Isaiah Thomas (not smart no matter when), then turned and traded away every player they acquired in the offseason. That turned into Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. George Hill and Jordan Clarkson. You wanna know how that turned out in a crucial game 4? a combined 75 minutes of court time for 20 points on 8-28 shooting, 19 boards and 7 assists. Oh, did I forget to mention Jordan Clarkson didn’t even play, not even the garbage time.
Lebron led the team with 23 points, 8 assists and 7 boards. Love had 13 and 9 boards. Hood and Smith both had 10 each. The Cavs tried to fight back after being blitz in the first, but they couldn’t get anything going. The halftime lead was 9 for Golden State, but they came out and delivered the death blow. Outscoring the Cavs 25-13 in the quarter, the game was all but wrapped up at that time. With the lead swelling, Lue pulled Lebron out of the game. He got a standing ovation as he walked off the court, for possibly the final time.
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