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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!



WARRIORS @ CAVALIERS

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00am (AEST) @ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

  • The Warriors are on track to become the first team in NBA history to go 16-0 in the playoffs (currently 14-0).
  • Golden State has won 28 of its last 29 matches, including the last 15 in a row.
  • The Warriors have scored the most points through Game II of the Finals (245) since the '87 Lakers!
  • Cleveland won this corresponding fixture in Game III of the NBA Finals last year.
  • Tristan Thompson (46/80) has the best field goal percentage (57.5%) of any player in the Finals this post-season.
  • LeBron's first half in Game 2: 5 drives; 8 plays in transition; 16 paint points. Second half: 0 drives; 3 plays in transition; 4 paint points.
  • Golden State's 3rd quarters have been great all post-season and in the Finals, they've outscored Cleveland by an average of 34-22.
  • The Warriors assisted on 34 of their 46 FGs for a 73.9 assist %. That was the 5th-highest assist percentage of the Playoffs!
  • Kevin Durant's 33 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals are the most of those levels in a playoff game since the NBA began tracking steals and blocks in '73.
  • Cleveland’s over/under in this year’s playoff is 10/5, while over the course of the entire season it is 57/40.
  • Golden State's over/under in this year’s playoff is 10/4, while over the course of the entire season it is 42/54.

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