The Golden State Warriors are looking for revenge against the Cleveland Cavaliers and they got it. Stephen Curry and company blow LeBron James and the Cavs out of the Oracle arena with a huge 126-91 win. Here are the five takeaways from the Warriors’ big win against the defending champions.
The Warriors did not blow the lead this time around
Golden State came out firing as they shot 50.5 percent from the field to torch the Cavaliers. The game was already decided after two-quarters as the defending champions were uninspired to start the second half, per NBA.com.
A mini-run in the third by the Cavs was worrisome, but the Warriors did not blow a big lead this time. The Warriors improve their record to 35-6 while the Cavaliers are 29-11 with the Toronto Raptors creeping up behind them in the East.
Stephen Curry is still the MVP
Many people might have forgotten, but Steph Curry is the reigning MVP of the NBA. He might not be the favorite to win the award this year, but he reminded everyone how good he really is with a vintage performance.
In the big win against the Cavs, Curry poured in just 20 points but had 11 assists and four steals. It might not be a big scoring night for him, but he showed his full arsenal tonight in probably the biggest game of the Warriors’ regular season.
Cavaliers defense was non-existent
The Cavaliers is primarily known for their defense, but it was non-existent against the Warriors. It might be caused by exhaustion from their recent road trip, but no excuses should be made. The defending champions got outplayed tonight and they know what to expect when they meet again in the NBA Finals.
Tyronn Lue just became a meme
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue’s dumbfounded face after Kevin Durant’s big dunk in the first half summed up his team’s and the Warriors’ performance tonight. Lue’s reaction was priceless and it will surely be immortalized by the internet as a meme, per The Score.
LeBron James flopped!
In the second quarter of the game, LeBron was on the break when Draymond Green fouled him hard. Green was assessed with a flagrant foul for his hit, but it looked like LeBron flopped. Nevertheless, Green has a reputation for hard (groin) shots while LeBron is a known flopper.
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