We’re in the middle of the 2015 NBA Championship between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, which is why we decided to ask our readers, “Who will win the 2015 NBA Championship?
76% of our readers voted, “Golden State Warriors” while 24% picked, “Cleveland Cavaliers.”
Let’s take a look at what have happened so far.
The Golden State opened the series with 108-100 overtime win over the Cleveland.
Although the Cavs have Lebron James, who finished off with 44 points in Game 1, the Warriors have the 2015 NBA MVP Steph Curry, the whole team and a Spurs-like offensive balance, which is a clear difference between the two teams.
The Splash brothers Curry and Klay Thompson help the Golden State pull away for an overtime win and a 1-0 series lead.
Lebron only dishing out 6 assists probably caused for lost opportunities to create 3-point shots from Iman Shumpert and J.R Smith. Obviously, I am not fan of James but c’mon let’s give it to the guy. If Cavs will not win here, but it’s probably early to say, Lebron proved once again that he is, if not the greatest basketball player of all time, the greatest basketball player of his generation.
Though the Cavs started Game 2 without their star point guard Kylie Irving, the Aussie Matthew Dellavedova stepped up his game and buried two clutch free throws, giving Cleveland the lead with 10 seconds remaining in overtime. The Cavs won a thriller 95-93 over Golden State to square the series 1-1, not to mention James finishing with a triple-double.
In Game 3, Dellavedova, just like he did in Game 2, rattled Curry with intense coverage and had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The Cavs beat the Warriors again with 96-91, giving the Cavs its first NBA Finals home win in franchise history.
Game 4, besides James’ head injury after crashing on a cameraman, was highlighted by the Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr’s decision to go small, as he started Andre Iguodala in place of Andrew Bogut—a move that paid immediate dividends and ultimately led to a decisive 103-82 win for Golden State.
Dub City even the series in the fourth game, rattling Cleveland’s All In fans who left the stadium even before the game ended.
Both teams are just two games away from winning the 2015 NBA Championship with the Warriors as the favorite at 5/19 while the Cavs at 29/10.
The Game 5 is scheduled on Sunday June 14, returning to Oracle Arena in Oakland.
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