It was as simple as LeBron James and the Cavs not having enough to overcome the talent of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
By Robby Sabo
It’s official. The clock has finally struck midnight on LeBron James and his outmatched Cleveland Cavaliers.
Outgunned and outclassed, this Cavs team did everything they could, they just couldn’t play with the more talented Golden State Warriors.
Winning Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals 105-97. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors have captured the organization’s first championship in 40-years.
At least for one more season, the city of Cleveland will have to wait.
The story tonight was the same as the last two games. That brilliant defense we witnessed LeBron’s rag-tag squad come up with the first three games of the series fizzled. Their physicality, hustle and sheer will to win also faded away.
David Blatt made a serious effort to keep Timofey Mozgov going. While he did play 33-minutes and pour in 17-points, the small lineup of Steve Kerr’s wound up winning the battle.
They were quicker, fresher and more dominant in every way. The Warriors took a commanding 28-15 lead after the first-quarter and never looked back.
The seven-man rotation of the Cavs also ran out of gas, and the Splash Brothers shooting took control of the series. As did Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes who finally woke up after Game 3.
Let’s face the cold hard fact that this Cleveland team without James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving would win about 17 games during the course of an 82-game regular-season schedule.
The league MVP finished with 22 points including three from beyond the arc. Green contributed with a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists).
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 17, 2015
The NBA Finals MVP went to none other Andre Iguodala, who hadn’t started a single game until these finals.
For a 2015 tournament that turned out to be a snooze-fest, the lead-horse in the Warriors wound up the champs. They were the best squad during the regular season and turned out to be the best at the end of the playoffs.
Same can be said for Curry, as his league MVP turned into an eventual NBA Championship.
Congratulations to the city of Oakland on the franchise’s fourth overall title. Other than Cleveland, your craving of a championship met no match.
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