The Cleveland Cavaliers came home to play in front of their home town fans, and they didn't disappoint. Led by LeBron James who scored 40 points, had 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocked shots, the Cleveland Cavaliers neat the Golden State Warriors by a score of 96-91.
The game wasn't as close as the score looks. The Cavaliers led all game long. They out-scored the Warriors in the first 3 periods of play. At one point the Cavaliers built a 20 point lead over Golden State.
Cleveland's defense was incredible again last night. Matthew Dellavedova continues to impress the heck out of me. He did another great job defending Curry and Delly had a heck of an offensive night as well.
Dellavedova scored 20 points, he had 5 rebounds and 4 assists. This guy is doing a great job. The Cleveland Cavaliers as a whole, are doing a great job. The team is missing some great players, and somehow the Cavaliers are able to go out and beat the team everyone thought would run away with the NBA Finals.
In last night's game, Iman Shumpert had to leave the floor with an injured shoulder. Cleveland is already playing with an under-staffed team folks. Shumpert was starting because of the injured Kyrie Irving.
He was able to return to the game and he would only score 3 points on the night. This is what championship teams are made of. Somehow they manage to win. Of course it doesn't hurt that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the great player on the planet in LeBron James.
Even with James, the national media and the so-called experts weren't giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a shot at beating the Golden State Warriors.
Well you people better take a time-out to reconsider that. It looks like the Cavaliers are the better team, and it is the Golden State Warriors who are struggling. It's not over yet folks, but the Cleveland Cavaliers look like they want it more.
The NBA Championship could be coming to Cleveland real soon. Lets see what happens in Thursday game.
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