Splash!The Defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors took down the Cavaliers in Cleveland to go up 3 games to 1 in the Finals. It was the first non-blowout game of the series and the boys in blue and gold pulled it out in typical Warriors fashion.
Down by five points at the half the Warriors came out in the second half and broke a NBA Finals game record by finishing with 17 three-point baskets. They're defense also returned to form as they harassed the Cavaliers offense and if I read the stat correctly, out-rebounded them.
The Cavaliers were game coming into the game, but the Warriors, with two-time league MVP Steph Curry (38pts), simply weren't going to be denied. They turned up their intensity and came away with a decisive win on the road; giving the Cavalier's their first home loss in the 2016 playoffs. Yes, the other Splash Brother (Klay Thompson) also found his stroke in contributing 25 points.
Key moves by Warriors coach Steve Kerr were bringing in little used James McAdoo and of course playing last year's Finals MVP Andre Igoudala most of the game. The game is all about match-ups. I won't say the Cavaliers are no match for the Golden State Warriors, but seeing is believing as the Warriors can clinch back to back Championships with a game 5 win Monday in Oakland.
Until then, we Warriors fans can finally sit back and enjoy the fat lady humming. With a win Monday, any and every critic of this seasons' Historic Record Breaking Warriors can Kiss My Grits!
NBA Finals Game 4