Cleveland Cavaliers need to understand Golden State wants to destroy them

  • Cleveland Cavaliers need to understand Golden State wants to destroy them

Cleveland Cavaliers need to understand Golden State wants to destroy them

Thompson was one of three Warriors to average over 20 points per game during the regular season with 22.3, joining Durant and Steph Curry.

Green, however, makes no promises to be careful about his behavior if LeBron James or another Cavs player were to mix it up with him again. "That's the most important thing". Thirty-eight, 8, 8, zero turnovers? "Hopefully, we make a few more of the shots on Sunday night and win by 30 instead of 20", he signed off.

Kyrie Irving (24 points) and Kevin Love (15 points, 21 rebounds) finished with respectable numbers, but the Cleveland's other supporting cast did not contribute to the cause as J.R. Smith scored only 3 points while Tristan Thompson went scoreless with only four rebounds. Prior to Game 1, bettors could have picked Durant to take the MVP at 21/10.

So the Cavaliers are going to slow the game down and grind it out, right? No. He will make mistakes, sure, but ones like this can be avoided. There's nothing really needs to be said. "We just have to get better", James said. "We just have to get better". "But up to this point, you couldn't ask for a better start". Check out the complete line history here.

The 32-year-old playmaker has won a road game in 35 of 38 playoff series over his 12 National Basketball Association playoff campaigns, last failing to do so with Cleveland against Orlando in the 2009 Eastern Conference finals.

In their nightmares the Cavaliers will see Durant sprinting down the middle of the court, and slamming down an uncontested dunk.

Golden State leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.

"Trash. Trash", is how Thompson defined his Game 1. - Covers Expert Steve Merril.

The autopsy on the Cavaliers' Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals will continue right up until tip-off in Game 2 at 8 p.m. June 4.

Golden State is now just three wins away from being the first National Basketball Association team to go undefeated in the postseason.

"When Kevin Durant has the ball, you don't want to leave him and get to shooters", Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue said.

Durant is a very talented scorer, but the Cavs can't let him get into a passing rhythm like he did in Game 1 and they can't let him get easy lanes to the rim. But I didn't think many other guys should've been drafted before me. Kevin Durant, in his first season with Golden State, led the way with 38 points.

With Durant already rolling, Curry buried a 17-foot pull-up jumper, and then, followed with a 27-foot three-pointer from the left side of the floor. "That's a mindset. We need to be super assertive, super aggressive on the defensive end".

In the process, the Warriors took a step closer to confirming what many people feared going into these Finals: They simply have too much firepower for any team to contain, even a team sporting LeBron James.

"We'll be keyed up and ready to go for Sunday".

Cavaliers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs.