Golden State Take Game Four In Cleveland
The Golden State Warriors evened the NBA Finals at 2 games apiece with the Cleveland Cavaliers last night 103-82 as they got off to a fast start for the first time in this series, scoring 31 points in the first quarter. Andre Igoudala was the best player on the floor, shutting down LeBron James and leading the Warriors in scoring with 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting. Stephen Curry also had 22 points.
The Cavs looked like their injuries had finally caught up to them. LeBron James once again struggled shooting going 7 of 22 from the field, and the offense looked stagnant, often times struggling to move the ball and create good shots. The Warriors were finally able to contain the ‘LeBron and four’ offense by clogging the paint and fouling LeBron hard when he attempted to drive.
So where does this leave us? It is easy to overreact to one game in the series as it looked like the Cavs were on their way to gutting out a Finals win after wins in Games 2 and 3.
Simply based on their depth, and now left with a best of three series, the Warriors seems to now have the upper hand. They were able to turn to Andre Igoudala and Shaun Livingston off the bench, while the Cavs has James Jones and J.R. Smith.
Conversely the Cavs have showed that need James on the ball to have a chance on offense, causing him to wear down in the second half. All eyes will be on David Blatt going forward to see if he can jump-start some sort of offense that doesn’t run through James.
Game 5 is set for Sunday.
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