Warriors blow out Cavaliers 91-113

Adam Bihi, Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors had one thing in mind coming into Thursdays game against the Cleveland Cavaliers,  Avenge their brutal collapse after blowing a 3-1 lead in last year’s finals. With the acquisitions of Kevin Durant, Zaza Pachulia, Javale McGee and David West, The Warriors quickly became favorites to win the NBA Finals and showed critics that they improved with a 113-91 victory against the Cavaliers with Durant  leading the charge with 38 points, pulling down 8 rebounds, and dishing out 8 assists with two time MVP Stephen Curry adding 28 points.  Durant, who replaced Harrison Barnes, who struggled in last years finals against the Cavaliers, has been a bright spot for the Warriors since coming back from his injury back in February against the Wizards. Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia added some crucial defense for the Warriors, leaving Cavaliers Center Tristian Thompson scoreless and only grabbing 4 rebounds. Green, who has taken a backseat in scoring since Durant has joined the Warriors, has played his best defense and is in contention for Defensive Player of the Year.

On the other hand for the Cavaliers, The only players who showed up to play were LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Other players such as Kevin Love, J.R Smith, and Tristan Thompson could not play effectively, forcing LeBron and Kyrie to carry the weight of the team. If Cleveland wants to steal an away game, The rest of the team including the bench need to step up their production as this was why LeBron left Cleveland back in 2010.

The most peculiar thing about the Warriors recent success that the fans credit is when shooting guard Klay Thompson signed a fan’s toaster back in March. Since then, The Warriors have been undefeated, with a 28-0 streak, and have swept all of their opponents so far in the playoffs, Becoming the first team in NBA History to start the playoffs with a 13-0 run despite the fact that Thompson has not been playing his best basketball.

The NBA Finals will continue on Sunday, June 4th, and will continue until possibly June 18th, if either team can force a Game 7. The NBA Finals are only on ABC.