Sunday, June 21, 2015

Golden State Wins Finals in Six Games

The Golden State Warriors closed out the Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.  I was not surprised but definitely found myself rooting for Cleveland as they made this a tougher series than most thought it would be.  More importantly this is about the Warriors and how good a team they are.  They were the most talented team in the NBA this year, they weren't beset by injuries and had one of the best years in NBA history.  I was very happy to see them win it all and they deserved it.  Golden State waited 40 years between championships.  And they did it while Klay Thompson struggled shooting, Andrew Bogut was benched, and Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes shot 38% or lower.  Andre Iguodala came off the bench to start giving them a much needed spark playing as good a defense as you could ask against LeBron James.  It was also nice to see Steve Kerr do well while not being afraid to make changes when necessary.  This team moves across the bay to San Francisco in a few years so this was also a big win for the city of Oakland.  Great series and well deserved championship for the Warriors.

Cleveland did as much as could be expected considering and no one expected them to grab a 2-1 lead after Kyrie Irving went down in game one.  If LeBron had had even one player who could hit the broadside of a barn, Cleveland could have really given Golden State a series.  But it wasn't to be.  As is he deserves much of the credit for them being able to compete. Cleveland now needs to reassess their needs this offseason in hopes of getting back to the Finals next year. 

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