Thank You David Griffin for trying everything in last 3 years to position Cavaliers as legitimate title contenders. Great trades and much required change in Head Coach position and working well with Front Office and most importantly with players.
3 Final appearances
1 Great Team
Best of Luck! We miss you!
Finals are finally over in 5 games and Kevin Durant finally got his wish fulfilled with a Championship Ring! Warriors dominated in Game 1 and Game 2 with home court advantage and superb coordination between Curry and Durant.
Game 3 at Cavs Home Court a different story. In the closing minutes of the game (2 minutes), Cavs completely lost their composure and turned the ball at least 4 times. These costly turn overs ended up as scoring opportunities for Warriors. If this game was won by Cavs, we may be talking about Game 6.
Overall Cavs performance in season is little shaky at time but still managed to get 2nd seed. In Playoffs they are a different team and flawless. If we take Durant out of Warriors equation it will be different story in 2016-17 NBA Finals.
Is NBA promoting or encouraging Super Teams? Looks like this will be a new trend setting in. I need a ring culture seem to seep into NBA. Players who achieved almost everything in their NBA careers, financially and fame but without a single championship ring can now confidently look forward for their best chance to win a Championship by joining a team with best chances. Ultimately every player in NBA wants a championship ring when they are in their prime. For most players in this category, in my opinion, West teams will be their best bet!
Cavs will definitely looking at a new roster next season and it won't be a surprise if they sign up some star players like too. Tristan was not his 100% best in Finals and it is same with Kyrie as well! LeBron will take another shot at appearing in record setting Finals appearances. He fulfilled his promise last year and nothing to stress about anything. On his way to another finals appearance he may overtake previous legend Michael Jordan, Kareem and others. Cavs fans will be really excited and looking forward to witness these events.
Thanks Cavs for an amazing season of 2016-2017!
For both teams, it all came down to the last 1 minute of the
Game 7. Cavaliers were looking for their first win and Warriors were trying to
save their record setting season with a second championship.
In the last 1 minute, when scores were tied and both teams had stepped
up their defense which resulted in no score on both end for almost 3 minutes.
Then came the tie breaker and also a game winner. It came in
the form of a 3 pointer. For a change, this time it came from a player who was wearing a Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving - He was fearless, off balanced but still made a tough shot.
This shot is for the books and the history. This is the shot that will silence his
critics forever. This is what Kyrie is all about, not a ball hog or trying avoid
passing the ball. He was told by his
coach to attack and it is what gave him that confidence on the big stage on a
big night. He just delivered a dagger.
LeBron James - He was
relentless in all his efforts! He almost had a bad night with costly turnovers
but he kept playing like a real warrior.
His block on Iggy was classic.
J R Smith came alive a little late but he drained two crucial 3
pointers to erase the Golden State’s lead.
When clock was running below 30 seconds, Love’s defense made
Curry very restless which forced him to take a contested shot which he
eventually missed. He missed it when it mattered the most sealing GSW’s
Draymond Green played well on both ends getting pen shots
and forcing Cavaliers to make mistakes on the other end. For most of the game,
Splash Brothers were on MIA (Missing in Action) list.
Plot # 1 – Net Player Score for each player from both teams.
All 7 games stats were used to generate this score.
- LeBron's over all NPS in the series is at 33%
- Kyrie's NPS at 21%
- Curry at 17% and Green at 15%, combined at 32%, still short of LeBron's individual NPS
Plot # 2- Points scored by each player from both teams.
- Top 2 scoring players are from Cavaliers,LeBron and Kyrie
For all Clevelanders, this championship is a closure. All the bad memories are erased and also a 52-year
wait is over and Cleveland can now officially rejoice. This is For The City.
This for the Home Coming and this is The Comeback!
This is The Closure