NBA Finals: What We Need To See in Game 4
You’ve all heard it before. The infamous Golden State Warriors, blowing a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA finals to Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers.
But that was last year. With a completely different Warriors team. Now, this GSW team is seemingly unbeatable. They are arguably the greatest team in the history of the NBA (and IMHO I think they are).
They got a new player this year to add to their already extremely dominant offense. They have the greatest 3-point shooter the league has ever seen in Steph Curry, another tall very versatile shooter in Klay Thompson, a dirty, physical player in Draymond Green, and (bandwagon ring-chaser) arguably the greatest offensive player in NBA history (top 3 as of now) in Kevin Durant.
In game one of the NBA finals, the Cavs kept it close until the end, where they could not do anything with the ball. This was mostly because Lebron had no help from anyone of his teammates that game besides Kevin Love. The Warriors offense was unstoppable and although Lebron played extremely well, he can’t win by himself.
In game 2, the Warriors realized they couldn’t shut Lebron down, so they double teamed Kyrie Irving. He couldn’t move once the ball reached his hands, and he only scored 19 points in 40 minutes. The Cavs lost by 19 points to the Steve Kerr’s GSW.
Now, here comes game 3, Lebron plays lights out. Kyrie goes off for 38 points, but the Cavs bench is playing like crap. They can’t do anything. Lebron went off the court for 2 minutes and the Warriors went on a 10-0 run. Tristan Thompson has less rebounds then Steph Curry! Something needs to change. Despite the Cavs best efforts, they came up 5 points short of the Warriors in game 3.
Today in game 4, in order for the Cavs to win, they need to control the ball. Kyrie needs to do what he did in game 3. Lebron will do what Lebron does best and play great. Tristan Thompson needs to get rebounds. Kevin Love, JR Smith, and Kyle Korver have to make their 3’s, especially when they are wide open.
If they can contain Durant and keep scoring and not take stupid shots (*cough* JR Smith), I think they can pull this win out.
Do I think they will win the whole series? Sadly, no, but they have a chance going into game 4, and if last year showed anything, anything is possible if you do not give up.
Will the Warriors blow a 3-0 lead? Or will they sweep the Cavaliers and possibly ruin Lebron’s chances of being the GOAT?
Let me know in the comments!