The Golden State Warriors took game one of the NBA finals in overtime, and if every other game is as good as this one we are in for a thrilling series. The Warriors eventually ran out relatively easy winners 124-114 to take game one on their home court. Game two is on Sunday and after seeing the Warriors close to their best in game one, I am expecting them to take game two in a similarly impressive fashion and you'll find all of the action you could ask for at Bovada Sports.
After building up a rivalry against the Cavs it seems that the Warriors have worked out how to beat them. They were happy for LeBron James to have a lot of the ball and score a lot of points, focusing on his teammates and preventing them from playing. The Warriors must feel that they can win this series if they stop the rest of the Cavs, and they know LeBron will score points regardless because he is that good. A playoff career high 51 points for LeBron in game one was not enough to beat the Warriors, and with a ten point margin at the end of the game, it wasn’t even that close.
If the Cavs are to get competitive and win game two, they have to find a way to get their secondary players on the scoreboard. Kevin Love scored 21 points, and JR Smith chipped in with 10, but elsewhere no one managed to hit double figures for the Cavs in game one. Five Warriors were able to put up double figures with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson all putting 20+ on the board. If a 50+ point game for LeBron is not enough to win the game, then it is up to the other players on this Cleveland team to win games for them.
Game two takes place on Sunday and the Warriors will again have home court advantage. They did a fantastic job of shutting down the Cavs in game one, while allowing LeBron to play. Their tactic appears to be working well so far and it is something I expect to see happen again in game two. Expect to see plenty of LeBron on the scoreboard, but again I think the Warriors will take this and a 2-0 series lead, winning game two by a margin of 5-10 points.