2015 NBA Finals: Cavs Get Even in Game 2
I spoke to rabid Cleveland Cavaliers’ fan @RaysFanGio about the Cavs evening up the NBA Finals at one game a piece. Cleveland’s homegrown superstar LeBron James poured in 39 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists on his way to victory. Aside from LeBron’s exploits, Cleveland’s key role players had to step up without injured all-star Kyrie Irving. Gio and I discussed the scrappy play of guard Matthew Dellavedova and what he did to help Cleveland’s cause.
Game 2 also saw futility of epic proportions from league MVP Steph Curry. The normally dead eye marksman Curry managed to convert on just two of his 15 three point field goal attempts. By missing 13 three pointers, Curry set a new NBA Finals game record for most misses from downtown. The previous record was held by former New York Knicks’ guard John Starks who missed all 11 of his three point attempts in 1994. Gio and I discussed whether or not the lingering effects of Curry’s head contusion had anything to do with his dreadful performance.
Like any big game, questionable calls from the officials will be hotly debated. Gio and I break down how much of an impact the refs had in determining the outcome of Game 2. While Cleveland’s LeBron James went to the foul line 18 times, the highest amount of free throws attempted by a Warriors’ player was eight by Steph Curry. Are the foul calls favoring one team, or does it all even out at the end?
Plus, we project what LeBron’s legacy in Cleveland could be if his squad comes up victorious in this series. You won’t want to miss this NBA Finals podcast of EPIC proportions!