Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – Warriors with 3-1 lead in NBA Finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers who were facing a sweep, defeated the Golden State Warriors on their home court to put the NBA Finals at 3-1. The Cleveland Cavaliers are under pressure and put together an inspired performance in Game 4. The Cavs rushed out to a big lead early and then cruised to the win. Cleveland picked up the win based to an unbelievably efficient offense. The Cavaliers buried 24 three pointers in Game 4, which set an NBA Finals record. They shot a blistering 53.3 percent from 3 point land. Irving, Kevin Love (6-of-8) and J.R. Smith (5-of-9) led the way. Cleveland led through out the whole game and has finally picked up some momentum in the NBA Finals. Cleveland has played much better in the past two games. The Cavs really needed a split to get back in this series.
Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors in Game 4, finishing with 35 points. Both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both struggled from the field. Golden State shot only 28.2 percent from three-point range in the contest. The Golden State Warriors are still favored to win Game 5. They are up 3-1 and is aiming to wrap up the series at home next time out. The Warriors have been dominant at home throughout the postseason despite struggling last time out. Best Sports Site Blog thinks there is no way the Cavs shoot that well again. The Dubs should be better from the field when they go home and should leave this one crowned NBA champions.
The game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The matchup will be broadcast on ABC.
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers square off Wednesday night
The Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 in the series after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 on Sunday night. The Cavaliers get to go home and aim to rally like they did on the way to last year’s title, but it won’t be easy against the elite playing level of the Golden State team.The game between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena. The matchup will be broadcast on ABC.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are unable to keep up with the Warriors in the two games at Oracle. The Cavs return home for Game 3 and look lost and unsettled by Golden State’s movement on offense and defense. In Game 2 on Sunday Golden State shot 51.7 percent from the floor and 41.9 percent from three-point range, and if they continue to shoot that well the Cavs are going to have to be on fire to stay competitive. Kevin Durant who was acquired last year from Oklahoma City has become a huge asset for the Dubs. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, he scored 33 points while adding 13 rebounds and five blocks. Stephen Curry was also impressive, finishing with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
For Cleveland, LeBron James had 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, but Kyrie Irving struggled from the floor. Lebron James needs to be going at full throttle and could propel them to a victory. The Cavaliers are knowing their season is on the line. Another key thing will be good play from the role players on the team. Cleveland will probably lead most of the game. However, the Warriors are making their case as one of the best teams of all-time. Best Sports Site Blog thinks that Golden State should capture this game. This will give Golden State Warriors a 3-0 lead in this NBA final series.
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Golden State Warriors avoid elimination, force Game 6 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Golden State Warriors championship team showed up for Game 5 and fought off elimination with a 120-111 victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder dominant wins in Games 3 and 4 set Golden State on their heels and the Dubs are not going to go out without a serious fight. The Warriors are down 3-2 in the series and face a tremendous challenge to advance to the NBA Finals. The game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 9 p.m. ET at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game will be televised on TNT.
The Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t play well in Game 5 but had their chances. The Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook struggled a bit in this game. The two combined for 71 points but took 59 shots to get there. Unlike Games 3 and 4, they got little help from the support players. The Thunder will not want a return trip to Northern California. Oklahoma City won Games 3 and 4 by a combined 52 points. They will want to lean on what worked when they crushed the Dubs in Games 3 and 4. The Thunder have the statistics on their side in this series. Only nine teams of the previous 232 that trailed 3-1 in a best-of-seven series came back to win.
The Golden State Warriors just wasn’t ready to begin its offseason in Game 5. It wasn’t the type of win we usually see from the Warriors. The Dubs had to work on both sides of the ball and were forced into difficult shots by the Thunder. The Warriors need Stephen Curry doing a lot of work to have a chance. He had 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals last Thursday. He didn’t have his most efficient game, shooting 9 of 20 from the field and 3 of 8 from three-point range. He did make all 10 free throws and worked hard to get shots against the Thunder’s stifling defensive pressure. Even so, Top Sports Blog has to give the edge in Game 6 to the Oklahoma City Thunder who will have home court advantage.
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Second straight title for Golden State Warriors seems to be anything but a given
The Golden State Warriors took a beating from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday’s Game 3. That win gives the Thunder control of the series and can put the defending champs in a huge hole. The Warriors look vulnerable but don’t count Golden State out just yet. The Dubs haven’t lost consecutive games all season. The thought that they are invincible that carried them to a record number of wins is gone. The Warriors can get it back, and while it will be difficult, they are the defending champs for a reason. The matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 9 p.m. ET at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game will be televised on TNT.
The Warriors power forward Draymond Green kicked the Thunder center Steven Adams in the jewels with his foot again during Game 3. Adams was able to get up and to return to the game. Following a review of the play, the officials gave Green a Flagrant 1 foul. After the Green foul, the Thunder went on a 24-5 run to close out the half. After half-time the Thunder went on to a 45-point third quarter to build a lead of as much as 41. Green did not have a good game and was a non-factor. He made just 1 of 9 field goals for six points and was minus-43 on the floor. The Dubs need Draymond Green to play at the same level he has for the entire year, along with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to pull off this series against the Thunder. The Thunder superstar power forward Kevin Durant has beaten the Dubs by his relentless performance in Game 3. Top Sports Blog believes the Warriors edge may be missing but no team bounces back better than Golden State. The Warriors will come out with a sense of urgency and if the Thunder isn’t ready to answer, this series may come back to Oracle Arena all tied up.
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Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder – Western Conference Finals
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder series was tied up 1-1. The Western Conference Finals will shift back to the Sooner State for Game 3. The duel between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will take place at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
The Oklahoma City Thunder really didn’t do a lot different in their approach to Game 2. The Thunder used their big lineup like in Game 1 for defense, and let their two superstars Westbrook and Durant run the offense. The big difference in this game was Stephen Curry for the Warriors got red hot in the third quarter. He went on a 15-2 run against OKC at Oracle Arena and turned the game into a runaway. The head coach Steve Kerr made the adjustment in Game 2 by using power forward Draymond Green as a free safety instead of a man-to-man defender. The Thunder needs to give Westbrook and Durant more help because they can’t do it all by themselves. The Thunder center Steven Adams had a great game against the Warriors in Game 1, but that came to an end largely because Green was able to sit in the middle of the defense and stop entry passes into the paint off of dribble penetration. The Thunder power forward Kevin Durant looks a little tired from playing so many minutes in the last six games. He turned the ball over eight times in Game 2, and he now has at least five turnovers in six of his last seven games.
The Golden State Warriors didn’t do anything all that different on the offense during Game 2. Stephen Curry scored 28 points, Klay Thompson scored 15, and Green scored 10. The Warriors improved their shooting percentage in Game 2 and shot 50.6 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from 3-point land. During Game 1 they shot 44.0 percent from the field and only 36.7 percent from 3-point land. Top Sports Blog has noticed that the Dubs have done better and have shot 55 percent from the field in big games before. If Curry takes off late in Game 3 we think the Dubs will take over and the Thunder will not recover.
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Golden State Warriors gear up for Oklahoma City Thunder in West finals
The Golden State Warriors with Stephen Curry took down Portland in Game 5 without any trouble. The Warriors also won without Curry but had to rely more heavily on their defense. The Golden State Warriors need a healthy Curry and are certainly going to try to make short work of the Thunder in Game 1. The Oklahoma City Thunder played excellent ball and upset the Spurs winning four out of five in the semifinals. The Thunder will need to figure out how to use their big lineup the same way they did against the Spurs if they are going to win in this series. The matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
The Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry is healthy, and that’s going to make it hard for the Thunder. With Curry in the lineup, the Dubs have averaged about 116 points per game this season. He has been hitting his three point shots as of late and buried 10 of them in his last five quarters of game time plus overtime.
The Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, will have to figure out how to use his big lineup the same way he did against the Spurs. Steven Adams stepped up big and had a great series against San Antonio and the Thunder needs to figure out his roll again versus the Warriors. If they put Draymond Green at the four and Andrew Bogut at the five spot, Adams can be center in front of the basket and be a force in the paint. If Green is playing at center, Adams might be forced away from the basket, however Kevin Durant can play a huge role on the boards. Top Sports Blog thinks if the Thunder can’t figure out how to use their big lineup, they could loose big on the perimeter by the best three point shooting team in the league.
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