Game 2 of the NBA Finals will take place on Saturday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. For the third straight season, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors won the opening game of the series. The Warriors have yet to lose in 13 games in the postseason thus far.
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Eastern Conference Champions are looking to win a NBA title for the second straight season. The Cavaliers got to the NBA Finals with series wins over the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics. The Golden State Warriors come into this game -8 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Warriors Looking to Go up 2-0
The Golden State Warriors are led by Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, combining for nearly 55 points per game. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are the next two scorers for Golden State, with more than 27 combined points per game. The Warriors saw 12 players score in the Game 1 win on Thursday. The Warriors have been blowing teams out the entire postseason.
The last 9 out of 10 wins for Golden State came by double figures. Golden State dominated the Pacific Division in the Western Conference. The Warriors won the division, with the Los Angeles Clippers finishing second. Golden State finished 16 games ahead of the Clippers. Over the last three regular season, the Warriors have combined to win 207 games, and 44 postseason games.
Cavaliers Need to Find Groove
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for answers. Sure, it was just one loss, but Cleveland was not competitive in the second half of the game. The Cavaliers rolled through the Eastern Conference with just one loss. The Cavaliers are on the road, a place they did not fare well during the regular season. The Cavaliers were 20-21 in the regular season on the road. LeBron James is the top scorer for Cleveland in the postseason. The King is playing more than 40 minutes per game, and scoring 32.2 points per game.
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are combining for 41.5 points per game, with Love ripping down 11 rebounds, and Irving dishing out nearly 6 assists per game. The Cavaliers know they are going to have to get more production outside of the Big 3. Tristan Thompson did not score in the Game 1 loss, and is scoring just 8 points per game in the postseason.
Warriors Win Again
This has ugly written all over it. Sure, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA Champions, but they are outmatched in this game, and this series. The Golden State Warriors are a really good basketball team, and even better team when playing at home.
The Warriors offense just flows from the beginning. Look for the Warriors to start scoring early and never look back. When you are betting on this game, take the Golden State Warriors -8 over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.