The Golden State Warriors embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-98 on Martin Luther King Day.
It was a display of great ball movement combined with a smart game plan from the Warriors against the Cavaliers. Stephen Curry put on a show scoring 35 points in three quarters. Andre Iguodola, the reigning Finals MVP scored 20 points and Draymond Green had a complete game with 16 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists. Even Lebron James knows how good he was going to be coming out of Michigan State.
“I knew one thing: Whatever team got him was going to get a very smart, complete guy,” Lebron James said according to Fox Sports. ”Any guy who is able to get a triple-double in the college game, that means a lot. He has all the intangibles.”
But the Cavaliers weren’t prepared in this game at all. By the end of the 1st half, the score was 70-44. They were down by 26 heading into the third quarter, but lost the game in every way possibly. Kyrie Irving didn’t show up, Kevin Love looks like a straight up three point shooter with only three points and James had 16 points. It was the worst home loss in franchise history.
”They came in and gave us an old-fashioned a-kicking,”James said according to Fox Sports. ”They did what they wanted.”
The Warriors shown up after a brutal loss against the Detroit Pistons. They not only put a statement win against the Cavaliers, but to the NBA as well. A lot of speculation on them being lucky due to their health and the lack of point guards they faced made them take this game personally. They are on a mission to go back to the Finals. The Warriors are indeed on another level, which leaves questions on what the Cavaliers will do before the trade deadline as this team constructed right now is not good enough against the elite teams.