Advanced stats don’t tell the whole story but neither does “the Cavs flipped the switch”. Eye test says the defense still rarely gets to that next level and gives up way too many open looks. They HAVE to fix that against the Ws.
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
I know Roger already rocked Hanlon’s Razor on his own in the piece, but it needs to be said again, and again, and again.
The refs were an unequivocal train wreck tonight, WHILE the Cavs completely outplayed the Warriors. As…
The most interesting question to me is the Ws rotations. Baffling why they play any minutes without both Curry and Durant, and need more Ian Clark for spacing. We got 20 minutes of Iggy, McGee, Clark combined yesterday and those are the Ws three best bench guys. May not matter this series but it’ll cost them a game against LeBron if they can’t figure it out now.
I thought all year the Raptors and Jazz were the two best matchups to the Cavs and Ws. I still do — defensively. They’re the teams best built to match up and slow the attacks down. But at the end of the day, can either team score anywhere near enough to keep up? I just don’t think so.
Durant’s D was spectacular all season. I had him First Team All-D at the midpoint, and that was before he got to be a 7 foot do-everything center. I thought Steph might come out firing to prove LeBron wasn’t the undisputed best basketballer alive this Finals. Turns out I got the wrong Warrior.