They may have taken their time to get into their stride but it seems as though the Golden State Warriors are on their way to NBA glory. The franchise is looking to take their first NBA Championship in 40 years and one more win will be enough for them. This means that the Golden State Warriors head to Cleveland on Tuesday with optimism and hope that they will be coming home as NBA Champions.
The 104-91 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers leaves the Warriors on the brink of glory, and this will be an outcome that has been coming all season long. The Warriors have been in excellent form this campaign and of course, they have been led by the MVP of the NBA season. With seven three point shots in the game, Stephen Curry came away with 36 points in total and 15 points in the final quarter. This was a game when the Warriors needed their star man to come to the fore and he showed why he has been the top player in the NBA all campaign. The fact that Curry had to be treated for dehydration at the end of the game says a lot about how much he put into the match, and the season.
LeBron James had another massive night
It is not as though LeBron James was absent or out of the running though. He picked up a triple-double in the game, his second triple-double of the series, with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. If the Cavs are unable to tie the series at home, there will be a great sense of disappointment but LeBron has given his all for the team this season and through the ups and downs, it has been an excellent year for the Cavaliers.
Who will pick up the MVP award for the NBA Finals?
With respect to having an impact on the Finals and carrying his team, you would say that LeBron James has to be awarded the MVP for the NBA Finals. His performances and statistics stand out and it would be fair to say that Curry hasn’t reached his optimum performance on a number of occasions in the series. However, it may be that the MVP for the NBA Finals makes its way to Steph Curry in recognition of the way that he has led his team throughout the campaign.
In the final quarter of the games, the Warriors have been the better team, perhaps an indication that they have a higher level of fitness. The Cavaliers have suffered a number of injuries and they haven’t utilised their squad as much as they could have done during the Play-offs and it may well be that the season, and the high pressure and high-profile nature of these games is catching up with them. You would fancy the Warriors to grab a win in either of their last two games but the Cavs don’t deserve to have their campaign ended at home in front of their own supporters. Whether they have the energy or drive to take the game to the Warriors one more time remains to be seen but this series isn’t over just yet, even though the Warriors are looking extremely good to take the NBA title this season.