Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Will Home Court Help the Cavaliers Turn the NBA Finals Around?

The Cavaliers face almost insurmountable odds if they do not win Game 3 on Wednesday in Cleveland The Cavaliers face almost insurmountable odds if they do not win Game 3 on Wednesday in Cleveland
Betsy Taylor | 07 June, 2018, 12:35

"LeBron is too great of a player". This year's version of the Cleveland Cavaliers is no different.

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, returned to Golden State's lineup after being sidelined by a left leg bone bruise. Which may be good, but LeBron James doesn't want his team to lean on that. The talk is usually about how bad the role players played and how James saved the day. "They're just trying to do good deeds".

Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010.

"He broke it down pretty verbatim of how his process went with his discussions with his teammates and how he wanted to keep the focus on what the conversation should be and not the anthem and not Trump's policies and how he's been overshadowing the National Football League and all that type of stuff", Curry said.

The Warriors took another step towards retaining the NBA Championship with a resounding 122-103 victory over the Cavs on Sunday night to put them 2-0 up in the series.

"We definitely haven't played our best basketball", Cavs guard J.R. Smith said. Heck, the rest of the Warriors were just seven of 13 on foul shots.

James showed in last year's Finals how quickly he can calculate a counter-attack to what the Warriors are doing. "It's the first team to four wins, right?" "But our communication and making it tough for him could be better". Some of the shots he missed, he's going to make those at home. For a team to be on the verge of winning a championship they need to be nearly flawless when it comes to uncontested shots. Nine of those points came from a LeBron James pass. James hit Love seven times and he scored on four of those catches.


One sportsbook manager said his book considers the Sixers LeBron's likeliest landing spot and the Cavs would jump to 12-1 if King James returns to the Land. "The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made past year". He had a career playoff-high 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting, including 6-of-9 from three-point range.

The third most trusted Cav from Game 2 was Tristan Thompson.

Some Warriors believe it was a risky play by Perkins and told ESPN that was the reason the 6-foot-3 guard confronted the 6-foot-10 center, resulting in the two standing face-to-face and exchanging words in front of the Cavaliers bench before being separated. "It's unfortunate but we all have to do what we have to do and the Eagles fall right into that".

The most untrusted teammate for Game 2 was JR Smith.

Smith was a prominent figure in Game 1 for all the wrong reasons. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Even a near-triple-double from LeBron James could not prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from absorbing a blowout loss. "They're not going to beat themselves".

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