2016 NBA Finals Series
This will be my
second to last post for the NBA this season, unless their is some stand-alone news. As Kenny pointed out, I am the only one left with high interest in the outcome, and one thread to bring us to the end of the series is enough. EDIT: I am now 6 minutes (11 – 8 GSW ahead) into Game 7 and my day is too busy to write a stand alone post. Also, it is better to just keep the stuff in one place.
Game 2 starts in an hour, and I will be watching it on-demand, in dribs and drabs, as the day goes along. I expect to see some exciting basketball, but as RoBBins commented, and Kenny mentioned later in party, it should be a done deal. I am not saying it is, but it should be. When your stars, some of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, can be held to 20 points total, and you still win by a comfortable margin, well, the rest of your team must be pretty good. Indeed, it was “the bench” that was the MVP of Game 1, and it makes me wonder if maybe this is what people mean when they speak in hyperbole about the Warriors being the best team ever. Can you imagine Jordan, Olajuwan, Bird, or Magic being held to 10 points, and spending big minutes on the bench relaxing, and their teams still winning in the finals? Without Jordan at least, we know that answer. To be sure, the Cavs are no Thunder. When the Thunder were on, most clearly displayed in Q1 and Q2 of Game 7, the Warriors were darn near helpless, looking like they had no say in their fate. That will definitely be tape that GSW want to review over the summer. It should make anyone who has any ties to the Warriors break into a cold sweat.
So, there it is. For those who are watching, enjoy the game. As far as I am concerned, Warriors fan or not, along with the Thunder, Clippers, and even the young Trailblazers, GSW provide some of the flashiest, most dynamic and exciting basketball that has been played since the Lakers and Magic created “Showtime” (which having spent some time in the archives, I know just a little about). As an aside, I came across an interesting article on the Warriors use of technology for monitoring the players. Fascinating stuff. I wonder when other teams will start utilizing some of these tools. And I have a favor to ask, please keep the comments in this thread on topic. Cheers!