If Cleveland wins Game 6, they will win Game 7. Period. It will be the first time that an NBA team has come back from being down 3-1 in the Finals. An epic comeback for sure and a storybook ending for LeBron James and the City of Cleveland, a championship starved sports town.
So, If I were the Warriors, I wouldn’t want to put myself in the position to HAVE to win a Game 7 in order to win the NBA Championship this year, even if I’m at home. If you’re the Warriors and you’re playing a Game 7, it means you let Cleveland back into the series after being up 3-1 in games. YOU just came back from being down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, so you know it can be done. Oh well. It looks as if Cleveland will get its championship, after all. Or will they?
I’m a Golden State guy and Steph Curry dude, but the way they’re playing tonight, I don’t know if they have it in them to pull out Game 6 or even Game 7. Too bad. So sad. Again, Cleveland will get its first professional championship if it stays this way.
So what can we learn? What can we glean? What can we take away from this year’s NBA Playoffs and these Finals? For starters, just like Steph and Clay and the Warriors came back to beat Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron and the Cavs can come back to beat the Warriors. It’s that simple.
So don’t count your chickens before they hatch. It’s an idiom which means don’t plan how to utilize good results of something before those results have occurred. The Warriors had their chances. They only scored 11 points in the First Quarter. Eleven Points! Then, because of their offensive sterility and their defensive futility, they were down 20 in the first half of Game 6 but cut the lead down to 8. Then it ballooned back to a 16 point half-time lead. Oh well.
It the Cavs win this game and this series, and right now they look like they will, it will be because Kyrie Irving absolutely KILLED the Warriors. He torched them for 41 in Game 5, and he may score as many in Game 6. LeBron was great, but Kyrie was greater.
Well that’s it. I don’t know about you but I’m going to bed. Somebody wake me if the Warriors decide to play like they can before it’s too late. And maybe that is the lesson.
Do what you should before it’s too late.