Matthew Dellavedova helped the Cleveland Cavaliers take game-2 away from the Gold State Warriors. Dellavedova got the start for Cleveland, in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. Some were worried about the Cavs being able to win without Irving, but Dellavedova did one hell of a job shutting down Stephen Curry.
Dellavedova stuck to Curry like glue, he was everywhere Curry was, and some are saying Curry had his worst game as a professional last night. Dellavedova gave 120%. He fought for every loose ball, and he never stopped moving in the 42 minutes he played.
He stepped up big, and if he can continue to guard Curry the way he did last night, the Cavaliers will be the benefactor.
LeBron James had another huge game. He had his 13 triple double in the finals, and he lead the Cavs in scoring with 39 points. LeBron had 16 rebounds and 11 assists.
Cleveland not only faced a powerful Golden State Warriors team that was able to come back from an 11 point deficit late in the 4th period to force another overtime, Cleveland had to face some difficult calls from the NBA officials as well. Or should I say no calls.
Golden State was able to physically assault LeBron James late in the game. James was driving to the basket during the final seconds of regulation, and he was attacked by the Warriors defenders, who fouled James several times on his way to the hole.
You would think the Refs would have called these fouls, by they didn't. That's how the game went into overtime. This time Cleveland didn't sit out the extra 5 minutes. The Cavaliers continued to play hard, and they beat the Warriors 95-93 in a hard fought battle.
The series is now tied at 1, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will return home to play two games at the Q. You can bet the Cleveland fans won't let the refs get away with some of their antics in game-2 in Cleveland.
It will be interesting to see how the home court advantage helps the Cleveland Cavaliers, inside the Quicken Loans Arena. All and all the Cavaliers as a team played some great basketball in game 2.
I don't want to forget about the fine effort Timofey Mozgov gave. The big man in the middle scored 17 points, and had 11 rebounds. The only other Cavaliers player that scored double digits was J.R. Smith who had 13.
Smith would foul out in overtime, and that was the end of his night. Dellavedova and James came up big from the line in OT. Dellavedova made both his foul shots with 10 seconds left on the clock and LeBron made one of his.
Dellavedova had one heck of a night for the Cavaliers. Lets hope he can keep it going, in game 3.
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