Warriors dominate Cavs in Game 1 of Finals rematch
On a rare off-night for the Splash Bros. The Cleveland Cavaliers had their moments to walk away with Game 1, but couldn’t capitalize late in the game. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were cold all night as they combined for 20 points on 8-27 shooting. The Warriors bench however was the story of they game, coming through in a huge way, lighting up the score board with 84 points to go up 1-0 in the Finals 104-89.
Shaun Livingston (20 points 8-10 FG) led the way last night scoring a career post season high. He provided an answer for his team when Curry (11 points 4-15 FG) and Thompson (9 points 4-12 FG) struggled. Draymond Green (16 points 5-11 FG) showed up in Game 1, and held his own when it came to containing Lebron James frustrating him all night. Andre Igoudala (12 points 5-9 FG) was the Finals MVP last year, and was a huge part of the thrashing the Warriors bench did last night. Andrew Bogut (10 points 5-7 FG)answered the phone scoring double-digit points to help stretch GS’s lead. Neither team dominated from the 3-pt line as most of us expected to see last night, but GS however, did a better job when it came to assists and limiting turnovers.
Coming into his first real Finals appearance I expected Kyrie Irving (26 points 7-22 FG 11-12 FT) to come out with a chip on his shoulder, being that he had to sit on the bench last year as he watch his team lose in six not being about to do a thing about it. Irving did have 26 points but it took him 22 shots to get there. Kevin Love (17 points 7-17 FG 13 rebounds) just like Irving, was playing in his first Finals. Everybody wondered what kind of spark he would provide, or if he would disappear and not make a difference for his team. Turns out he had a pretty decent game. Not enough to get a W, but I expect Irving and Love to clean up on the missed shots and turnovers. James (23 points 9-21 FG, 12 rebounds, 9 assists) struggled for the most part, and the Cavs felt it ever more when he was on the floor. The Cavs were down six headed into the 4 quarter, and quickly watched their hopes slip for a Game 1 victory and GS went on a run to put them away.
With Game 2 coming Sunday from Oakland, the Cavs know they have to change-up their game plan and make plenty of adjustments, because they can find themselves down 0-2 quickly. Even after passing up on taking advantage of the Warriors where the Splash Bros. would go on to be cold. It seemed like Tyronn Lue waved the white flag once he pulled James out of the game, hopefully that’s because he has a plan for Sunday night and needs the king to be a fresh and rested as he can be. Whatever the reason was if the Cavs play repeat their performance in Game 2 as they did in Game 2 they’re poised to end the season in heartbreak again. Game 2 tips-off at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/warriors-dominate-cavs-in-game-1-of-finals-rematch/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-17.jpg?fit=1024%2C773&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-17.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsNBARecent Posts#Warriors,Cleveland Cavaliers,Golden State Warriors,NBA FinalsOn a rare off-night for the Splash Bros. The Cleveland Cavaliers had their moments to walk away with Game 1, but couldn't capitalize late in the game. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were cold all night as they combined for 20 points on 8-27 shooting. The Warriors bench however was the story of...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