Golden State wrapped up their first two matches in California, comfortably accounting for Cleveland on both occasions. The combined winning margin in both games would be of huge concern for LeBron James and his Cavaliers; they lost the opening match by 22 points and followed it up with a disappointing 19 point margin.
In the first match of the Finals, it was all Kevin Durant for the Warriors with the 'Slim Reaper' wreaking havoc on his home court, ORACLE Arena. Despite the best efforts of James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, the Golden State team was just a class above Cleveland. The second match was a bit closer; particularly in the first half with the Warriors holding onto a 3-point lead before storming home to win by 19.
The Cavs will be extremely disappointed with their defensive performance in both matches. It is difficult on any given day to halt the Warriors when they are on a roll but the Cavs just weren't strict enough in containing Golden State. The only positives Cleveland can take out of the first two matches are: they can only improve on their humiliating losses and the Cavs are a much better team when they have the home ground advantage.
Bring on Game III!
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00am (AEST) @ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland