In a game in which Cleveland showed that they can keep pace with the incredibly fire powered offense which is the Golden State Warriors, they still could not come out victorious. The Cavs arguably played their best possible game, and still came up a bit short.
The high-powered Golden State offense ended the game on an 11-0 run, fueled by Kevin Durant. We all watched in disbelief as the game slowly turned from a 7-point Cleveland lead to a 1-point deficit. Durant galloped up court after a missed Kyle Korver three and banged home a triple of his own, giving the Warriors a 1-point lead with little under 40 seconds left.
Despite LeBron (39 points) and Kyrie’s (38 points) incredible efforts, they were unable to will the Cavs to a must win game. They now trail 3-0, but they are a little familiar to the situation. This may have been the only chance Cleveland had at a win, and they couldn’t pull it off.
While the Cavs are currently down 0-3, coming back from that is something that has never been done in NBA History. But as Tristan Thompson said; the defending champs seem to play better with their backs against the walls. We’ll see Friday if that holds true, or if we will crown the new NBA Champions.