Golden State wrapped up their first two matches in California, comfortably accounting for Cleveland on both occasions. The combined winning margin in both games is an NBA record and will have the Cavaliers wary of an ambush in Ohio territory.
In the first match of the Finals, it was the Warriors bench that lifted and inspired Golden State to victory to snare a 1-0 series lead. The second game was completely dominated by the Warriors and in an encouraging sign; the key stats were shared across board as the Oakland-based franchise moved away from its dependence on Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
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 LeBron James’ side was not 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 Game II loss and the Cavs are a much better team when they have the home ground advantage.
Bring on Game III!
Thursday, June 9, 11:00am (AEST) @ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland