by Yusuf Gadlin
The Golden state Warriors obliterated the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113. Kevin Durant continued his onslaught in these finals with 33 points and 13 rebounds. Durant’s running mate Stephen Curry had a triple double that totaled 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assist.
But in 1987, these great words were spoken by hall of fame coach and current Miami Heat team president Pat Riley, “No playoff series truly begins until the road team wins a game.” With that said, The Warriors will now try to win at least one game in Cleveland Ohio.
While the Cavaliers continue to struggle in this series with turnovers, lack of focus, and unfortunately stage fright, The Warriors have been playing stress free. we get it, Kevin Durant makes this game look easy, but damn, THIS EASY.
What should the Cavs do?
My suggestion would be to double team Stephen Curry every time he touches the ball. Force another teammate to score the basketball alongside Kevin Durant. Easier said than done, I get that. But the Cavilers don’t have many options left and essentially are playing the top of the sixth, with Prime Roy Holiday pitching the seventh, Prime Randy Johnson pitching the eighth, and prime Mario Rivera to close this thing out.
Also, there are some Cavaliers players that have to look themselves in the mirror not named Lebron James, Kyrie Irving (to some degree), and Kevin Love. Lets start with Jr Smith who is going through the motions, Kyle Korver who should have stayed in Atlanta, and Tristan Thompson who is lost in the sunken place. Every other Cavs player not mentioned isn’t worth mentioning .
The Golden State Warriors have the Cleveland Cavaliers on the ropes and the punches just keep on coming. Either this is the greatest rope-a-dope performance by the Cavaliers before they finally strike back or this Warriors team is truly Mike Tyson in his prime. We will definitely find out now that the Warriors are back on road.