The funny thing is, when you look at these two teams on paper, one would think that they're evenly matched.
You have 4 of the top 10 best players in the world, 2 on each team and both are at the SF and PG positions. Plus you have 3 other all stars and both appear to have deep benches.
But once you step out on the court, it's an entirely different story.
You watch the Warriors play and how unselfish they are with the ball and how much they gel together, it's almost like they've been playing together their entire lives. It's especially amazing considering half of their team was put together THIS year, not just K.D.
Meanwhile, you look at the Cavs, and they need LeBron and Kyrie to do EVERYTHING for them. Because if they're not going, everything else falls apart. And most of their players are one dimensional. JR Smith was great these past 2 games, but ONLY because he got hot from the field. When his shot isn't falling, he disappears. Same goes for Kyle Korver, Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams, Channing Frye, even Kevin Love, and in Tristan Thompson's case, when he's not grabbing rebounds.
It took a record breaking, historic performance scoring and shooting the ball in Game 4 combined with the Warriors' lackluster defense and the ABSOLUTE WORST officiating I have ever seen in a professional sporting event in my entire life, that officiating was an ATROCITY, that should never, ever, ever be witnessed, experienced, or repeated ever again, for the Cavs to win ONE game AT HOME.
There was no way they were going to pull off THAT performance again tonight on the Warriors' home floor. They need to blow up this team and completely rebuild. The only guys I would keep for sure are LeBron and Kyrie. Kyrie because he's the future of this franchise and LeBron because... well.... LeBron. And try to gather pieces that can get it done on BOTH ends of the floor and whose play on one end is not affected by the other. Take Klay Thompson for example, before Game 2, the guy was Ice Cold shooting the ball, he couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat, but defensively he was OUTSTANDING the entire playoffs. The Cavs need players like that where they are mentally strong enough to give it their best effort regardless of how their performing on one end of the floor as opposed to "Oh no, I missed 2 shots in a row. I'm not feeling it tonight."
Because if they go in with this same roster next year and assuming the Warriors keep their roster together as well (A Lot of FA's this offseason for Golden State) than I think we're in for a repeat of this year.
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