Golden State Warriors Sweep Cleveland Cavaliers In 2018 NBA Finals
Golden State led 34-25 after one quarter of play. Both teams scored 27 points in the second quarter with Golden State leading 61-52 at halftime.
Golden State adjusted in the second half. Their biggest point differential that ultimately separated themselves from the Cavaliers came in the third quarter when Golden State outscored Golden State 25-13 in the third quarter to make it 86-64 after three quarters.
By this point, I knew Golden State would sweep Cleveland, but just needed the final score for the game and a photo for this game. I already had the first two paragraphs of this typed by the time there was 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter and by the time Golden State fans got out brooms to remind LeBron that the Cavs got swept in the 2018 NBA Finals.
Steph Curry went off tonight with 37 points. Kevin Durant had a triple double with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Durant also won the Bill Russell Award as MVP of the NBA Finals for the second year in a row since leaving Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors who have now won 3 out of the last four NBA Finals and probably would have four peated had it not been for Draymond Green's game 5 suspension in the 2016 NBA Finals. Regardless 3/4 is still a very impressive achievement in todays modern era in the NBA.
People are already speculating on where LeBron will end up. Just cherish what Golden State's been able to accomplish because I have a feeling the NBA will enter another transition period where a new team emerges once we know where LeBron James ends up this Summer.
Brian Bayless Posted on 6/9/2018.