By Jerrell Leeper
This matchup is shaping to be one for the ages. With an overtime thriller in Game One, fans were anticipating another great game for game two. Unfortunately Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving suffered a knee injury and his postseason is over as his MRI stated that he will be out for 3-4 months. That blow has definitely changed the series in the Warriors favor, but pundits and analysts agreed that LeBron had to ball out to win this series and man did he put on a show.
LeBron had a signature triple double as he went for 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in a 95-93 OT victory over the Warriors. Although LeBron played exceptional, the unsung heroes were his role players.
From Timofey Mosgov scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds, James Jones sparking the team with his 8 points off the bench and Matthew Dellavedova who helped shut down Stephen Curry as he has a rare off night with 19 points a NBA record worst 2-15 from the three point range (breaking a not so good record of John Starks).
Over the course of the game, the referees let the game naturally play out missing a variety of calls on both ends causing controversy as these calls could have changed the outcome of this game.
The Warriors who for the 2nd straight game, have not played to full potential found a way to hang in the game despite an off night for the NBA MVP. Fellow splash brother Klay Thompson, carried the team with 34 points and 5 rebounds. Even with poor shooting, they overcame an 11 point lead with 2 minutes left to go to take the game into overtime.
Now that the series is going to Cleveland 1-1, who knows how game three will play out but it’s safe to say we have a series on our hands.