Third, the Dubs only committed four turnovers for the entire game, or an average of one per quarter. The Cavs turned the ball over 20 times.
No matter how well the Cavs’ big three plays (and they were mostly good Thursday offensively), Cleveland doesn’t have a shot in this series unless (a) the bench steps up, (b) the big men protect the paint and (c) they cut down on turnovers.
It’s not a positive sign that the Cavs lost by 22 even though James produced 28 points, 15 boards and eight assists. He can only do so much.
Ultimately, it’s hard seeing the Warriors losing a game in their building. Pick the Warriors to win Game 2, steal one of two in Cleveland and then clinch the Finals in Game 5 back in Oakland.