After a chaotic season, against all odds, the Cleveland Cavaliers have arrived at the NBA Finals for the fourth time in a row. And yes, they will be facing a familiar foe in the Golden State Warriors.
Coming in to this series, many didn’t give the the Cavaliers any chance of upsetting the mighty Warriors. The story line heading into the finals is how atrocious LeBron James‘ supporting cast has been. Even though LeBron has been nothing short of sensational, everyone knows that one man cannot beat an entire team by himself.
Kevin Durant seemed to hit every shot from the perimeter as he put the Warriors on his back the entire night. These events have set up an elimination game tonight in Cleveland. The Warriors will look to win their third championship in four years, while the Cavaliers will simply try to extend the series.
In order for the Cavaliers to have a chance, they must be more in tune on the defensive end of the floor. With a three-headed offensive monster, they cannot afford to have players off the bench hurt them as well.
On offense, the Cavaliers must hit their open three pointers and try to win the free throw disparity. LeBron must also be aggressive and set the tone early. If his jump shot is not falling, he will have to try to attack the basket and put pressure on the Warriors to defend without fouling.
Despite the lob-sided 3-0 series lead, these games have been surprisingly close. The Cavaliers have showed that they will fight until the end and they will have to do that again in order to avoid elimination.
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