Cavs get crushed as Warriors cruise in Game 2
What a snoozer the 2016 NBA Finals have been so far. Unless you’re a Warriors fan then you’re hating every bit of this. As the Finals started, I knew the Warriors were going to give Cleveland problems, but not like this. These games should be a lot closer, and shouldn’t involve the fans having to watching Cleveland getting blown out of the arena. Since 2009 Lebron James has been undefeated in Game 2’s after a Game 1 loss, but that streak came to an end last night.
The Cavs took a 21-19 lead after the 1st quarter, and was looking to possibly extend their lead going in to the second. That was until Draymond Green (28 points 11-28 FG 5-8 3-pt FG) Stephen Curry (18 points 7-11 FG) and Klay Thompson (17 points 6-13 FG) decided to take over and blast the Cavs out of the water out-scoring them 30-23 in the 2nd quarter, 30-18 in the 3rd as the Cavs could never recover from the barrage that GS was throwing at them.
I expected more from Kevin Love (5 points 2-7 FG) and Kyrie Irving (10 points 5-14 FG) as they were at an absolute worst compared to Game 1. James had 19 points, but on 7-17 FG. When it came to their bench, no noticeable adjustments were made besides Richard Jefferson who put up 12 points on 4-6 FG. It didn’t get any better as early in the 2nd quarter, Love took an elbow to the head by Harrison Barnes. He was placed in the league’s concussion protocol after leaving within the first two minutes of the third quarter with dizziness. Love’s status for Game 3 on Wednesday is unknown as of yet.
So far my prediction is making me look like a fool, but my saving grace for now, is that I think the Cavs will go back home and replicate whatever it was that the Toronto Raptors did in Games 3 and 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals, as they look to even up the series after getting blown out in the first two meetings. Lebron James continues to search for help all around him, but has yet to receive it. If you look back at last year’s first meeting in the Finals between the two, he was much more dominant while he carried the Cavaliers without Love or Irving. If these games were a lot closer and the Cavs were losing on simple and fixable errors I’d feel better about them going home, but this is starting to get out of hand fast. Cleveland is 7-0 at the Quicken Loans Arena this post-season, but look to go 8-0 by having to cool down this hot Warriors team. Game 3 tips-off Wednesday 8:00 PM ET.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/cavs-get-crushed-as-warriors-cruise-in-game-2/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-34.jpg?fit=630%2C420&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-34.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsNBARecent PostsToronto Raptors#Warriors,Cleveland Cavaliers,Golden State Warriors,NBA FinalsWhat a snoozer the 2016 NBA Finals have been so far. Unless you're a Warriors fan then you're hating every bit of this. As the Finals started, I knew the Warriors were going to give Cleveland problems, but not like this. These games should be a lot closer, and shouldn't...Orlando TorresOrlando Torreslando17800@yahoo.comContributorHello everybody my name is Orlando, my friends call me Lando for short. I love all kinds of sports and fantasy sports as well. I grew up watching the Spurs and Cowboys since I was a kid, so those are my teams. I love writing, video games, spending time with my son along with acting and films. Movie buff. Follow me on Twitter @itslandoyoMyFantasySportsTalk