OAKLAND– The Warriors don’t need their three stars firing on all cylinders, because they have four. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are woefully short in the firepower department, thanks to the struggles of Kyrie Irving.
Irving has been a disaster in these Finals, despite a line that says he’s averaged 21.5 points with 4.5 assists. He’s shooting 40 percent from the field, has seven turnovers to just nine assists through two games, and the Cavaliers have been outscored by 34 points across 75 minutes in two games. And that’s just the offense. He’s lost Stephen Curry several times, been bodied by Kevin Durant, failed to get by Klay Thompson.
“Just seeing a lot of bodies,” Irving said afteron what the Warriors have done to disrupt him. “They’re obviously trying to make a few other guys make plays and when we’re coming off our isolations, they’re bringing a few more bodies to clog the lane. For us, just see the weak side action and be able to make those passes.”