The Cleveland Cavaliers completely annihilated the Toronto Raptor’s and hope to have shattered any dream the Raptors had of winning the series. The BIG 3 came out strong with Kevin Love contributing twenty first half points. The Cavaliers forward struggled in the previous two road games, averaging only six points. Kevin Love decided to prove his worth, and show out in front of one of the most electric crowds in the entire league. Kyrie Irving also shot above fifty percent. Kyrie Irving didn’t only have a great offensive game, but he dominated on defense, recording three steals and a block. The Raptors have definitely made their case that they are much better at home in Toronto, and are not a very competitive team on the road. Lebron had a great game adding in his twenty points and crashing the boards. Lebron James proved that he did not have to take over the basketball game to get a win. Lebron James gave us the plan on how to get a road win:
“We gotta come out from the beginning, and that starts with the Big Three,” “We’ll be much better.”
The Cavaliers look to close out the Raptors in Game 6 on Friday night in Toronto. It will be hard for the Cavaliers to stay in-sync, but the Raptors have an even bigger goal of keeping their Championship run hopes alive.
The Golden State Warriors didn’t blowout the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they did have the lead most of the game. Many people thought the Thunder were going to close out the Warriors at home. The Warriors were faced with their first must-win game of the season, and Coach Kerr gave the world a heads-up.
“Tomorrow night we face our first must-win game of the season.”
“We are excited to be back on Warriors ground, playing in front of the best fans in the NBA, and we will do whatever it takes to reach the goal we have been fighting for all season.”
The Warriors were able to succeed in game 5 keeping their championship hopes alive. The Warriors were getting dominated by the Thunder’s big men, because they kept trying to outplay the Thunder with their smaller lineup. They played Andrew Bogut and Marreese Speights more than they did before, and they were able to keep the Thunder as a two dimensional team. Russell Westbrook did score a lot of points, but he wasn’t as efficient as he only dropped in 11 of his 28 shots. The Warriors will go back to Oklahoma City on Saturday to try and get a huge road win and keep their championship hopes alive. The Warriors definitely have the fire power to do so. The Thunder must not turn the ball over, and have to close out the game when they do get a lead. The Thunder’s biggest problem during the regular season was closing out games, but the Warriors are looking to blow the Thunder out on Saturday.