NBA Finals Keys To Victory: Warriors
The NBA Finals kick off on Thursday with a rematch of the Cavaliers and Warriors. To help get you ready for the series, let’s take a look at what the Warriors need to do (or not do) if they want to repeat.
- Limiting Turnovers- The Warriors run the most plays per game and score the most points per 100 possessions in the league. When you push that pace over and over you are bound to turn the ball over. They ranked 25th in the league in turnovers during the regular season, averaging 14.9 per game. That was 1.1 more turnovers per game than they forced. The upside for them is that the Cavaliers were ranked 22nd in the league for forcing turnovers.
Anderson Varejao- It isn’t often that you get the opportunity to pick up a player that played on another championship caliber team, let alone one that you get to face in the NBA Finals. Varejao not only gives them a solid big man presence off of the bench, but he can give the team some insight into how to prepare for his former team.
Draymond Green- Green is a huge part of what the Warriors need if they are to defend their title. There are a few ways in which Green is key to their success. The first is his ability to guard the bigs of the Cavaliers. What he lacks in size to other forwards and centers, he makes up in heart. That heart has put him in a negative light recently though as he has been in some scuffles and kicking incidents. He needs to be able to keep his cool enough to play smart, but keep that edge that makes him dangerous. The last part that makes him a key is his ability to spread the floor. Not only can he play inside, he is capable of slashing and driving, and also stepping out and knocking down the outside shots.
Andre Iguodala- The MVP from last years finals will have to be on his A game once again this year. LeBron is playing extraordinary basketball right now, which means Iguodala will need to be even better than last year. Iguodala will not just be needed defensively though, his 8.8 points per game are going to be there as well. His free throw shooting may also come into play at some point with the “Hack-A-Shaq” technique, only time will tell if it is better than last year at the strike.
The Splash Brothers- The dynamic duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are the ultimate key to the Warriors success. They both made over 30 three-pointers in the series against the Thunder, and that same kind of production could be what guarantees them a repeat. The MVP, Curry, is one that you usually don’t have to worry about being off, but if Klay is off, the whole team will suffer.
Stay tuned for the keys for Cleveland to win the title.
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