Series MVP Kevin Durant deserves all the accolades he is getting. Cleveland had no answer for him – 35 PPG, 8 RPG, 5 APG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG, 55%/47%/92%. That is a crazy stat line playing against an excellent Cleveland Cavaliers team and he played good defense. We knew he was special and probably the number two guy behind LeBron but there is no doubt now. Amazing how we knew he was great but was still able to put an exclamation point on it with this series.
Cleveland has to be disappointed even if they believe they weren’t the better team. Sans a late game meltdown in game three who knows? Maybe that, coupled with a game four win, would have put more pressure on Golden State and given them an opportunity to steal the series. As is they aren’t as good. I personally think they need to move Kevin Love and get more scoring. Love hasn’t played a good Finals yet and while I like him, they can do better. Moving him wouldn’t be easy with his big contract but you never know what might happen. LeBron once again showed the world how great he is and Kyrie shined for most of the series. They just really have nothing else to offer. J.R. Smith was absent at times, Tristan Thompson wasn’t a factor, and the bench was lackluster at best. We’ll see if this offseason they can give themselves a better shot at beating a stacked Warriors team who isn’t going anywhere.