NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers III

Tale of the Tape Golden State Warriors The Warriors enter the finals undefeated, after sweeping their way through the West. They beat the Blazers, Jazz, and Spurs all in four games. The Warriors own the best net rating in the playoffs, a historically dominant +16.8 net rating per 100 possessions. They own the best defense in the playoffs, and are the only team allowing below … Continue reading NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers III

NBA Finals Game 2 Recap and Reaction: Warriors blow out Cavs to take 2-0 series lead

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in last nights Game 2 of the NBA Finals by a score of 110-77. Leading the way again for the Warriors was Draymond Green, who put up a game-high 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three, to go along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The Splash Brothers had a better outing than they did … Continue reading NBA Finals Game 2 Recap and Reaction: Warriors blow out Cavs to take 2-0 series lead

NBA Finals Game 1 Recap and Reaction

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals by a score of 104-89.  Leading the way for the Warriors was Draymond Green, who put up 16 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and a block and Shaun Livingston, who totaled 20 points (8-10 shooting and 4-4 from the line), 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal in … Continue reading NBA Finals Game 1 Recap and Reaction

NBA Finals Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers II

Tale of the Tape Golden State Warriors Golden State returns to the Finals after coming back being on the brink of elimination against the Thunder. The Warriors rallied from down 3-1, and in the last two games outscored the Thunder by 84 points at the three point line. Overall, the Warriors have been impressive in the playoffs, holding a 12-5 record despite the fact that … Continue reading NBA Finals Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers II

Western Conference Finals Preview and Predictions

Warriors vs. Thunder Tale of the tape: The Thunder are coming into this series playing some of the best basketball they’ve played all season.  They beat the Spurs three straight games, and twice at home, which is impressive since San Antonio went 40-1 at home this season.  Waiters and Roberson have been able to give them good play on the wings, and inside Steven Adams … Continue reading Western Conference Finals Preview and Predictions

NBA Playoffs: First Round Predictions

The NBA regular season has come to close following Wednesday nights games, which included Kobe Bryant’s incredible 60 point farewell game and the Warriors breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record and winning their 73rd game of the season. So, we are now officially in playoff time and the match ups are set for the first round, which tips off Saturday at 12:30. Below are my … Continue reading NBA Playoffs: First Round Predictions

Warriors Capture the Crown: Game 6 Review and Recap

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 105-97, claiming their first NBA Championship in 39 years.  LeBron James was his normal godliness, pouring in 32 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists.  Steph Curry was his normal awesomeness, closing out the Cavaliers with 25 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, despite struggling from three.  The Cavaliers showed they were unable to hang on any longer, and the NBA season is now officially over.  Now, we’ll review some big talking points from the game. Continue reading “Warriors Capture the Crown: Game 6 Review and Recap”

The Golden Boys Shine: Game 5 Recap and Review

Here we are after yet another great NBA Finals game. Last night, the Warriors pulled away in the second half after holding a one point lead at the half to capture the 104-91 win over the Cavs to take a 3-2 lead in the series. LeBron had another ridiculous performance as he lead the game in points with 40, rebounds with 14 and assists with 11. Steph Curry had his first real great game of the Finals so far as he dropped 37 points on 13/23 shooting from the field and 7/13 from three. Now, let’s look at some things that stood out to me in last nights game. Continue reading “The Golden Boys Shine: Game 5 Recap and Review”

An Army of Warriors Shoot Down the Kingsmen: Game 4 Recap and Review

The Warriors dominated the Cavaliers to the tune of 103-82 last night, where LeBron James had his first non-God mode game of the series, and he still put up 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists.  Steph Curry kept up his solid play, putting up 22 points and 6 assists.  The Warriors won the first non-close game of the series, tying it at 2-2 as the series returns to Golden State.  Let’s take a look at what happened in this game. Continue reading “An Army of Warriors Shoot Down the Kingsmen: Game 4 Recap and Review”

The Delly Knight Rises: Game 3 Recap and Review

Matthew Dellavedova isn’t the hero Cleveland wants (okay yes he is).  But he is also the hero Cleveland needs, as he patrols the ground for every loose ball and endlessly pesters people on defense and puts up some of the ugliest and worst shots any human being has ever seen.  Colin Cowherd said he may be the worst player to ever get major minutes in an NBA Finals.  And he may be right.  But after watching Delly go out there with a hitch in his jumper that makes Charles Barkley’s golf swing jealous, and shoot floaters that float like a brick in water, it is clear that his talent did not get him here.  It’s his heart, hustle, and all the little things.  It doesn’t matter how much talent Dellavedova has, because he doesn’t rely on talent.  He relies solely on heart (which must be like three sizes too big with how much of it he has), and it’s refreshing to see someone so bad at basketball play so well. Continue reading “The Delly Knight Rises: Game 3 Recap and Review”