Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James defeated Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry after OT, but did you expect two OT after first two games in the NBA Finals?
LeBron is playing without Kyrie Irving against Warriors, and he achieved big win last night.
Here you can find facts about last game.
5. Cavs bench vs. Warriors bench
Golden State have 7th best bench in the regular season. Cavs have top 3 worst benches (28th) in the league.
JR Smith and James Jones scored more points than Warriors bench, 21 points vs.: 17 points.
4. Stephen Curry
Fact: Stephen Curry's 13 missed three-point attempts in a single game is the most in NBA Finals history. He had 2/15 from the downtown.
Matthew Dellavedova limited him to 21 percent shooting from the field and 13 percent from three-point range.
3. The Warriors Assists?
Warriors are the best passing team in the NBA. In the regular season, they had 27.4 assists per game. In the last game against Cleveland, they only had 16 assists, but 18 turnovers.
In the NBA Playoffs, they had only one similar game: 16 assists and 20 turnovers against the Memphis. And Golden State Warriors lost that game, 97:90.
2. LeBron James in the last 8 minutes (3 min. + 5 min. in the overtime)
The King played great against Golden State Warriors, but he just disappears in the last 3 minutes in the 4/4 and in the overtime. After he had made 3 points (3:14), he missed 7 FG (including two blocks from Draymond Green), and he scored only from the free throws 5/6.
LeBron James didn't try to shoot in the last 2:47 minutes in the overtime. And he tried to make points from the layups, instead to use post up or fadeaway jumper or to shoot from the distance. Does he have more confidence in the layup instead of jump shot?
1. LeBron James against the Warriors
Yes, he didn't play good in the last 8 minutes (3 minutes in the 4/4 + 5 minutes in the overtime), but he still managed to beat Golden State Warriors.
He played like a hero, and he sent message to the NBA fans that he is not the underdog in the NBA Finals 2015.
LeBron James totaled 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists, and that was one of the best single performance in the NBA Finals ever.