Lebron and Kyrie combine for 82 setting up a showdown on Thursday night
This past weekend might have been the most exciting part of the NBA Finals thus far. Draymond was suspended after being walked over by Lebron and the series looked like the Cavaliers weren’t going to have a chance at making this a deep series. Add in that both teams traded shots with each other, hyping up Game 5 more than it already was.
The Cavaliers exposed Golden State last night in the absence of Draymond Green which was clearly felt. Batman and Robin showed up big time last night combining for 82 serving justice to the Warriors preventing them from giving their fans a back-to-back championship last night on their home court. Lebron James (41 points 16-30 FG) played like a possessed man playing like he had nothing to lose. James took advantage and bullied his way in the paint as Golden State struggled to contain him. Kyrie Irving (41 points 17-24 FG 5-7 3-pt FG) put on one of the greatest live performances according to Lebron, and he wasn’t wrong. Kyrie has been consistent with last night being his third straight game with at least 30 points as he silenced the crowd late in the game. Kevin Love (2 points 1-5 FG 33 Mins) was basically invisible with his two points coming in the first half. Going into Game 6 where Golden State gets Green back, Tyronn Lue must consider bringing Love off of the bench as that seemed to work more in their favor in the previous games.
The Warriors small-ball lineup look lost at times last night losing the transition battle 28-9. This is where they missed Green the most– missing out on rebounds, and giving up 46 points in the paint. The Splash Brothers showed up last night, but it wasn’t nearly enough to match what the dynamic duo of Jame and Irving put up last night. Steph Curry (25 points 8-21 FG 5-14 3-pt FG) struggled, a trend we’ve been seeing in the Finals, but I don’t believe anybody expected him to struggle this much at home with the potential to close out the series for good. Klay Thompson (37 points 11-20 FG 6-11 3-pt FG) put on an offensive show, but couldn’t get any help as Andre Iguodala (15 points 6-13 FG) was the only player for the Warriors to score in double figures.
At the half both teams were tied at 61. Steve Kerr came out and said he liked his guys position being tied at the half, but the Warriors would go on to come out of intermission missing 14 of 20 shots and 7-of-24 overall in the third. James and Irving would go on to do the rest on both sides of the floor stunning the crowd in Oracle. Game 6 on Thursday should be wild game in Cleveland as emotions are going to be running high. GS gets Green back, and they’ll be out for redemption as nothing would be more sweet for them than winning their second championship on the road. Cleveland on the other hand has to be building up momentum, as they’re starting to feel more confident as the series goes on and have the potential to force a Game 7 in they can continue to stay in the heads of the Warriors. Game 6 tips-off Thursday at 9:00 ET PM.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/lebron-and-kyrie-combine-for-82-setting-up-a-showdown-on-thursday-night/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-57.jpg?fit=576%2C324&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-57.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsNBARecent Posts2016 NBA Finals,Cleveland Cavaliers,Golden State Warriors,LeBronThis past weekend might have been the most exciting part of the NBA Finals thus far. Draymond was suspended after being walked over by Lebron and the series looked like the Cavaliers weren't going to have a chance at making this a deep series. Add in that both teams...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