Stephen Curry’s mom danced after her son, the MVP, hit this shot in the 4th quarter
And the Warriors are one win away from the NBA Title. It may not happen Tuesday night in Cleveland – Golden State is a 4.5 point favorite – but there’s always Friday on the left coast.
ABC will be going heavy with shots of Stephen Curry’s mom, and you know the network will overdose on Riley Curry, because who doesn’t love cute kids?
Hey, have you looked at the 4th quarters in the last three games? After the Cavs grabbed a 20-point second half lead in Game 3, they wore down in the 4th quarter, and that’s been the case ever since.
Game 3: 36-24 Warriors (Cleveland won)
Game 4: 27-12 Warriors (Golden State won)
Game 5: 31-24 Warriors (Golden State won)
The Warriors are +34 in the fourth quarter in the last three games. And now Cleveland has a 5-hour flight East, a “day off” and then Tuesday has to play Game 6.
With Cleveland’s roster decimated by injuries, David Blatt has few options. Can they keep it close by resting LeBron for five minutes bridging the 1st and 2nd quarter when the Splash Brothers sit? Cleveland can slow the pace to a crawl, burn a couple timeouts if need be, and cross your fingers for JR Smith shots late in the shot clock or hope for Mozgov/Thompson post-ups?
I think Blatt’s got to steal a few minutes – not the final :45 – in the third quarter, too, because if I’m at home, and it’s a remotely close game with five minutes left in the 4th quarter, I want the best player on the planet fresh.