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Golden State Warriors bring out the brooms

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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 am

The Golden State Warriors maintained their dominance sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 winning back-to-back National Basketball Association finals championships. This year’s NBA finals was the third victory for the Golden State Warriors out of the last four years. After the series finished, the NBA world found out that LeBron James injured his hand after game one of the series because he lost control of his emotions. James did not report this to the media until after the series finished, but in my opinion, this was just a publicity stunt for him trying to blame something on the team getting swept by their opponent.

Game four was a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 108-85 loss was pure embarrassment and the Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry made that known throughout game four. He dropped 37 points along with six rebounds and four assists. If that wasn’t bad enough, Kevin Durant punished the Cleveland Cavaliers with a triple-double scoring 20 points while bringing in 12 rebounds and making 10 assists.

The major problem that the Cleveland Cavaliers had throughout the series, is that James was the only player scoring over twenty points a game. Well, what do the Cleveland Cavaliers really expect when two guys out of their entire team roster were putting up numbers? Even Kevin Love’s game wasn’t that respectable.

Game one of the NBA finals was just what we could expect with the competitive basketball game. A tied score at the half created enough tension as the game went down the stretch. Going down to the end, overtime was the only way to resolve the game. The Warriors managed to come away with the 124-114 win. James’ 51 points were enough, but the performance of his teammates wasn’t. The only other guy to score over ten points that night was Love who dropped 21. The Warriors however had three guys score above 20 points. Curry had 29 points, Durant recorded 26 points and Thompson scored 24 points. Draymond Green notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards.

Game two was all Curry and Durant who scored 33 and 26 points. The Warriors had a 13 point lead at the half and went into the last quarter with a comfortable 10 point lead. They put the nail in the coffin outscoring the Cleveland Cavaliers 32-23 in the 4th quarter taking the 122-103 win. James’ 29 points were another team high but once again the only real help he had came from Love scoring 22 points.

Game three in my eyes was a sign of hope for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they still couldn’t formulate the right winning combination. They went into the half time break leading by six points. However, the Golden State Warriors turned up the pressure in the second half outscoring the Cavaliers by eight in the third quarter and six in the fourth. James dropped a respectable 33 points, but the same common theme occurred. He had no help from his teammates with only the big man Love scoring a minimum of 20 points. The third-highest scorer was Rodney Hood with 15 points.

The Golden State Warriors had it going on. Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Green. These are all household names who all did their part coming together to take the 2018 NBA Finals title. This is how you win a national championship, multiple players supporting one another on the basketball court.

This leads us however to a big question for NBA fans, where is James going to play next? This summertime drama show is coming your way in 2018.

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