What a great game! On Sunday, June 7, the Cleveland Cavaliers were victorious in Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors can take heart from this defeat because there’s still a long way to go.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hit nothing but net during Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 7 in Oakland, California. With a score of 95-93, the Cleveland Cavaliers are showing signs that they are ready to be crowned NBA champions.
It really was an exciting match-up from the get-go. Golden State signaled their intent early on by racing into a 20-12 lead with 3:32 left in the first quarter. However, if you’ve got Lebron James, 30, in your team you’re always in with a chance. The Cavs came back to 20-20, thanks to 10 points from the small forward.
The second quarter was just as frenetic and tight. But this time it was the Cavs who raced ahead, at one point leading 42-35, as they tried to push ahead. With Klay Thompson, 25, matching James point for point, the Warriors kept the pace and trailed by 2 with the score at 47-45 at halftime. Both Thompson and James had amassed 20 points each at this point.
The third quarter was a low-scoring affair – with the Cavs outscoring the Warriors 15-14, building up a slender lead of just three points. A highlight, for the wrong reasons, was Marreese Speights, 27, providing an astonishing dunk shot miss with 4 seconds left on the clock.
In the fourth quarter, the Cavs began to power ahead, inspired by James, who sank a 3-pointer from downtown with 3:14 left to open up a 11-point lead. But the plucky Warriors weren’t done just yet, scoring 6 points from two possessions and they managed to force the game into overtime with the score tied 87-87.
Like in game 2, overtime was needed to decide the winner – the first time in NBA Finals history that the first two games needed OT. It went back and forth, with both teams threatening to win, but in the end the Cavs won it 95-93! Lebron was responsible for 39 of those points.
2015 NBA Finals Game 1 Winner — Golden State Warriors Edged It
In game one of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California, June 4, the home team showed their superiority, but needed overtime to finally come out on top against the Cavaliers 108-100 in a closely fought contest.
Even with the support of his pal, Rihanna, 27, Lebron couldn’t save his side slipping to a narrow defeat. The basketball god had reportedly flown the basketball-loving R&B singer out on his private jet, however, she wasn’t the lucky charm he had hoped for.
Game 3 swings back to Cleveland on June 9, where the Cavaliers will be hoping to make the home advantage count. Perhaps a change of venue could really shake things up further!
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— Jon Boon