Cavs-Warriors Round 4 Update

Cavs miss two good opportunities

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Cavs-Warriors Round 4 Update

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Tommy Monaghan, Editor

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On Thursday, the Cavs blew their best opportunity to steal a game in Golden State. The Cavs out-rebounded the Warriors 53 to 38 and still managed to lose. LeBron’s incredible 51 point performance was overshadowed by George Hill’s missed free throw and JR Smith’s poor decision making. No matter what JR says, it’s pretty obvious that he thought that the Cavs were up by 1.

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Steph sealed the game with 5 threes in the fourth quarter, including two in a row over Larry Nance. (photo via Business Insider)

Losing that game has officially taken them out of this series. The Warriors are a much better team than the Cavs, and the only way that the Cavs would have a chance is if they could steal one game on the road and then defend their home court. Game 1 was their best shot — no Andre Iguodala, they were underestimated by the -1000 Warriors, and Klay Thompson was hampered by his early game ankle injury. But no one showed up besides LeBron and Kevin Love.

Game 2 was different. The Warriors clearly outplayed the Cavs. The game was still close enough to be interesting throughout. The lead stayed anywhere from 6 to 12 points from the second quarter to about 7 minutes and 54 seconds left in the fourth, when Steph Curry made a desperation rainbow fade away from 30 feet. After that shot, the game was pretty much over. Before that moment, though, it felt like the Cavs could go on a quick 8-0 run at any point and be right back in the game. Steph Curry made a finals record 9 threes to score 33 points to go along with 8 assists.

Cavs fan Jack Tartaglia said “LeBron will figure it out and win these next two games.” Thomas Flaherty said “If the Celtics were fully healthy, they’d sweep either of these teams because they are terrible.”