History in the Making 

The Golden State Warriors are  have made NBA history.

The Warriors have won 73 games after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephen Curry goes off for 46 points and hits eight three-pointers.  The Warriors won this game and will go down in history as the team with the most wins in the regular season.

“It means a lot for the long standing Warriors fan, they’ve went through a lot,” said Klay Thompson.

They passed the 95-96 Chicago Bulls for the best record. Their season will not be over after this because they will still need to win the championship. The Warriors are the defending champions and are looking to repeat.

The debate is which team is better the 95-96 Bulls or the Warriors from this year. A case can be made for either team. The Bulls had the best player ever in the NBA in Michael Jordan along with Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, and Ron Harper. This Bulls team played outstanding defense.

The Warriors offense is one of the best we’ve ever seen with their explosive scoring and ability to go on runs. Stephen Curry will most likely the be the MVP of this season. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Harrison Barnes are great compliments to the scoring ability of Curry.

“The ability to make history right here right in front of them is something special,” said Harrison Barnes.

The Bulls would win the series no matter what rules were implemented because defense wins championships.

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The Frustration is Building

The Golden State Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland last night where the game ended up being extremely one-sided.

The Cavaliers walked on to their home court and played like they had a serious chip on their shoulder. They did not let the Warriors lead at all during the game. They also played stellar defense on everyone including Stephen Curry.

Matthew Dellavedova and LeBron James were the two keys in this game. Dellavedova locked down Curry and got into his head just a little bit and frustrated him. James was a facilitator and the scoring machine we all know he can be.

J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and James Jones played great quality minutes for the Cavaliers last night. Jones hit a couple of clutch threes, he made one when he was fouled and another at the end of a quarter. Smith came into the game hitting a couple of contested threes and had a great assist to  Timofey Mozgov. Shumpert played great defense on Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.

The big men for the Cavaliers have been the difference makers for the Cavaliers. Tristan Thompson and Mozgov both were able to control the boards. combined they had 18 rebounds compared to the Warriors big men who only had 9 rebounds

The Warriors looked disjointed and frustrated all last night, they could not get anything to go their way. The starters for Golden State were just atrocious especially Barnes, he did not make a single shot in this game last night and that can not happen when you are starter in the NBA Finals.

Curry could not get anything to go in the first thee quarters, he finally was able to throw up some shots in the fourth quarter to cut the Cavaliers lead down to one.  The Warriors team as a whole is just throwing up threes right when they get passed the half court line and that will not help them especially when most of them are contested.

Andre Iguodala has been the only player from the Warriors that has come to play in every single game on both sides of the ball. David Lee also came into the game yesterday and gave them quality minutes, he was able to get the ball down low and also get to the foul line a couple of times.

Game 4 is on Thursday night in Cleveland.

If the Warriors want to tie this series up at 2-2 their starting lineup needs to show up. Curry needs to have a 30 point game along with Thompson contributing 20 points. The big men need to be able to be more physical grab rebounds and get some tip ins. Barnes needs to keep James out of the paint as much as possible. He was getting straight worked in game 3. Lastly give David Lee some more minutes he can score from elbow and he is a good rebounder.

If the Cavaliers want to take a 3-1 lead in the series Dellavedova needs to keep playing great defense on Curry. James need to have another 40 point game with around 10 assist. The role players need to be able put the ball in hole. Lastly keep playing that physical brand of defense.

What a Game

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors went head to head in an astounding game 2 of the NBA Finals.

This was an extremely close game throughout and ended up going into overtime.

The Cavaliers were without two starters in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving but this did not stop them from competing.
LeBron James had a tremendous game where he ended with 39 points 11 assists and 16 rebounds. If James is able to win this Finals it will most likely go down as the best player performance in NBA Finals history.

Dellavedova played some hard-nosed defense against the league MVP and held him 0-8 shooting in half court sets.

Klay Thompson of the Warriors had a tremendous game. He had 34 points on 14 of 28 shooting. The rest of the Warriors starters did not play so well.

Curry was off from everywhere last night, he shot 5 of 23. Dellavedova was a key reason for Curry’s shooting woes. He also forced Curry to throw up a shot at the end of overtime that ended up to be an air ball. The Cavaliers ended up winning 95-93.

The series is now going to Cleveland with it tied 1-1. The referees missed a couple of calls in the 4th quarter that could have altered the outcome of the game.

The key to the Warriors winning game 3 is making sure the keep on working the ball and not play isolation basketball. Curry has to find his shot again and Thompson cannot get into early foul trouble.

The key to Cavaliers winning game 3 is for James to get everyone involved like he did in game 2. Dellavedova and Shumpert play lock down defense on Thompson and Curry. The last thing is that their role players score like they did in game 2. Jones Shumpert and even Smith had a good contribution offensively.

Western Conference Finals Preview

The Western Conference Finals are finally upon us after a wire to wire win that the Houston Rockets pulled off against the Los Angeles Clippers in game 7 and the Warriors having just too much offense for the Memphis Grizzlies

In the Western Conference Finals, it will be the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. This could be a great match-up but it could also be a runaway series.

The Warriors have the league MVP Stephen Curry playing some great basketball right now. He was on fire the last time he stepped on the court, he even made a 3/4 court at the end of the third quarter, when the Memphis Grizzlies were trying to make their comeback.

The defense of Warriors could cause major trouble for the Rockets. The Warriors will most likely put their best perimeter defender in Klay Thompson on James Harden. While Stephen Curry guards Jason Terry. The fact that the Rockets do not have a starting point guard could really hurt them in this series.

The Rockets have the league’s runner up to MVP in James Harden, but the key to the Rockets winning this series is Dwight Howard, the reason why is the Andrew Bogut is not strong enough to guard Howard. The Rockets will have to make sure Howard does not get into any foul trouble and also that he is attacking the post.

The difficult part for the Rockets is who will guard Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The Rockets will most likely put Trevor Ariza on one of them but which one. The Rockets guards are not defensively sound enough to guard both of them. Harden and Terry both had their defensive woes in the series against the Clippers

Either one of the splash brothers can go off at any given time. Thompson had 37 points in a quarter this season and Curry is a menace from everywhere especially the three point line and this guy’s handles and fundamentals are top notch.

This series could be a shoot-out but it will come down to who can make the most stops. The Warriors are a top defense in the league and the Rockets know how to turn on the defensive when they have to as was shown in games 5-7 against the Clippers.

Who do you believe will win this series? Leave a comment below

NBA MVP Race Coming To An End

The interesting NBA season is coming to an end. This means that the MVP race is also coming to an end.

The Western Conference has been the conference with most depth this year. This is no surprise because for about the last 10 years it has been this way.

Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and LeBron James are all in the running for the MVP race. LeBron James has won the MVP three times since he has been in the league.

Curry is the best player on the best team in the West. He is one of the best shooters in the league. Curry can pull up from anywhere and make the shot with ease.

Harden has been playing extremely well.He has put a Rockets team on his back and lead them to the number two seed in the Western Conference. Dwight Howard has been out with injuries for the most part of the season. Harden also is first in the league in scoring ahead of Westbrook.

Last but not least is Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been riddled with injuries this season. Westbrook has been the most healthy out of their teams big three. Ibaka and Durant have both missed much of the season. Durant is out for the rest of the season. Westbrook has been a dynamic and electric player this season. Westbrook this season has made 11 triple doubles that ties the great Michael Jordan with most in a season.

Who will make that last and final push to get the hardware?