Vegas odds for the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavs have become a talking point with both sides being surprised about Cleveland’s role as the underdog. The latest comments came from Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who said Monday his team should be the real underdog.
Kids Ryan Kalil Jersey The difference this year, of course, is Golden State’s addition of Durant, who pulled down eight rebounds and had eight assists while leading all players in scoring.
Kids Steven Stamkos Jersey Despite missing 15 lay-ups and going 3 of 13 from behind the 3-point arc in the first half, the Warriors still held a 60-52 halftime advantage thanks to 12 Cavaliers turnovers — seven of which were by James. The seven turnovers by James were the most he’s ever had in the first half of any game during his NBA career.
James finished with eight turnovers to go with a team-high 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.
The Warriors opened a 21-point lead to begin the second half before the Cavaliers finally scored on a James 3-pointer with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter. They never looked back while committing just four turnovers, which is the fewest all-time in an NBA Finals game. Conversely, they had 31 assists, led by 10 from Stephen Curry as the Cavaliers had 20 turnovers to go with just 15 assists.
As Durant and Curry led the way in the points column, Draymond Green quietly put together a solid game with nine points, 11 rebounds with two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
It was the most thorough beating the Cavs have had this postseason, but it was still just one game in a best-of-seven series.