Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Finals, Game- 2, Warriors lead the series, 1-0
GSW vs CLE DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Every second is precious for somebody who values time, but most of us take Time for granted as if it's a free passage and there are no costs of traveling.
But Time is a big mystery even for the great philosophers and we must not forget that we are bounded by it no matter how powerful we are, or how great things we have achieved in our life.
That’s what happened in the first game of NBA finals 2018. JR Smith seemed to be taking both the time and game lightly when he decided to go downtown in the dying seconds – The Result – Golden State Warriors are now 1-0 up in the NBA Finals series.
Few predicted Cleveland Cavaliers coming out unscathed from Oracle Arena after the end of the first game even if the Cavs possess the best ever Basketball player in the world in LeBron James. Because Achilles had only one weak spot while James has too many – Jeff green, J. R. Smith, and Tristan Thompson to name a few.
While Warriors have too many Paris in their ranks – Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, once again to name a few, who are deadly accurate with Basketball in their hands most of the time and are supremely talented to punish any professional Basketball player on the court.
The visitors, flying high on the broad and powerful wings of their superhero Lebron James, managed to hold off Warriors for much of the game in their own den as James had one of the best nights in any NBA finals series he played so far. The game was quite extraordinary as it featured 15 lead changes and 17 ties and went into the overtime to decide a winner.
But not before a brain-fade moment by J.R. Smith in the dying seconds. George Hill was given two free-throws, converting one to level the score 107 each and missed a golden opportunity to win the game for his team when his 2nd shot bounced off the hoop. Smith got the ball and decided to dribble the ball back, thinking his team had a lead. Then the Buzzer went off and everything is now a part of NBA history. Warriors scored 9 straight points in the overtime without getting any reply and ended up winning 124-114 in Game-1.
LeBron James scored a jaw-dropping 51 points in Game-1, just the sixth men in NBA history to score 50+ points in any NBA finals match, while it was his 8th such performance in playoffs this season where he scored 40 or more points, just the 2nd men after Jerry West to achieve this feat.
James definitely deserves to win this NBA championship this season, but do Cavaliers deserve it?
When: June 4, 05:30 AM IST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Regular Season Record-
Golden State Warriors – Win – 58, Loss – 24
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 50, Loss – 32
Top Performer (Post Season)-
For Golden State Warriors:
|Points Per Game||Kevin Durant||29.0|
|Rebounds per Game||Draymond Green||11.6|
|Assists Per Game||Draymond Green||8.1|
For Cleveland Cavaliers-
|Points Per Game||LeBron James||34.0|
|Rebounds per Game||Kevin Love||10.0|
|Assists Per Game||LeBron James||8.8|
GSW vs CLE DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Game Time Decisions
Golden State Warriors:
Andre Iguodala has been listed under game-time decision for the defending champions. His inclusion depends on a late fitness test.
Meanwhile, The Dubs are fretting over the fitness of Klay Thompson who is suffering from a high-ankle sprain. But the rumor suggests that he will play the Game-2.
Chris Boucher has been ruled out due to a persistent ankle injury.
Kevin Love was upgraded to questionable ahead of the game-1. He started the match and scored 21 points and 13 rebounds in the game. He is Cavaliers' 2nd best player this season and is critical for their aspirations.
He will definitely start this game. There are no other injury concerns for Cavaliers in this game.
The Cavs have just received a good news that Tristan Thompson is available for selection for Game-2 after NBA downgraded him from fragment 2 to fragment 1 for his tussle with Draymond Green late in the overtime.
GSW vs CLE Dream11 Playing Team: Probable
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Golden State Warriors|
|LeBron James||Kevin Durant|
|Jeff Green||Draymond Green|
|Tristan Thompson||Kevon Looney|
|J. R. Smith||Stephen Curry|
|George Hill||Klay Thompson (Questionable)|
From the Bench: – GSW vs CLE Dream11
Golden State Warriors – Nick Young, Shaun Livingston, Quinn Cook, Jordan Well, David West
Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyle Korver, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman
GSW vs CLE Dream11 Key Players:
Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Kevin Love
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
The Goliaths don't need any help to beat Davids and if they get any, then God help the David. J. R. Smith's failure of reading the game could cost Cleveland Cavaliers an NBA Championship this season unless they come out from the first two games with a 1-1 scoreline. The Cavs have no choice but to beat Warriors in game-2 as a win for the Dubs would hand them an imperious looking 2-0 lead and even if James continues to shine the brightest, it may not be enough to stop Warriors from clinching their 3rd NBA title in 4 years.
We are going bold here – Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Game-2.
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