What a magnificent basketball game that was.
All due credit to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and especially to LeBron and Kyrie, who showed up big time (38 points for Kyrie, 38/11/9 for LBJ). But the Warriors rope-a-doped them; hung in there until the very end of the game, then struck like a cobra and ended the game on an 11–0 run.
God, it was beautiful. I don’t want to ruin it by talking about it too much. Here:
Of course, there is still the small matter of winning one more game. Am I nervous, thinking back to last year’s epic collapse? Sure, maybe, a little. The odds are astronomical, but you never know…there could be an injury, a brawl, a freak indoor thunderstorm, or some other act of God. But as of this moment right now, how could things be better?
“How could things be better?” The only thing I can think of would be winning game 4 back in Oracle, instead of on enemy territory.
It was beautiful.