After two games in, the most anticipated NBA Finals aka ‘The Trilogy’, is morphing into a classic beat down that is shifting the paradigm in the NBA. A Golden era of basketball is upon us.
Different game, same result. Warriors run away with game 2 of the NBA finals behind dominate performances from Curry and Durant. Curry posted his first postseason tripe-double with 32 points, 11 assist and 10 rebounds. Durant was brilliant once again, and filled up the scoresheet with 33 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assist, and 5 blocks.
Durant and Curry are playing on a level right now that rivals some of the best duos in NBA history. The fact that there both unselfish, and can dominate without the ball makes them unstoppable.
To make matters even more difficult for the Cavs, Klay Thompson broke of his shooting slump with 22 points. The Warriors have too many weapons on offense and there just too good defensively. The nightmare and juggernaut that everyone feared the Warriors would be when they KD signed has just come true.
The Warriors are now (14-0) in the NBA playoffs, which is the longest streak postseason streak in NBA history. This team is clicking on all cylinders right now and there second NBA Championship in three years is looking more like a formality.
Cleveland forced the Warriors into 20 turnovers tonight and got a triple double from LeBron, yet the still lost. The Warriors only had 4 turnovers in game 1. Every time Cleveland made a run in this game, the Warriors responded with an even bigger run. Love had another huge game with 27 points and 7 rebounds which wasn’t enough. Irving scored 19 points, but struggled all game long. No other player scored in double digits for Cleveland. In order to have a chance at beating the Warriors you need a complete team effort and Cleveland is just not getting that right now
Cleveland has been in this position before. Down 0-2 in the finals last year, they won game 3, and went on to become the first team in NBA finals history to overcome a 3-1 deficit. They have the pedigree, talent, and stamina to make this finals competitive. As long as they have LeBron they at least have a chance.
The biggest difference between this NBA Finals and last years NBA Finals is Kevin Durant. He completely shifted the power and balance in this series to favor the Warriors. He’s locked in on the defensive end and it’s not much you can do to stop the Warriors. This team is unstoppable and unbeatable.