Thursday, June 9, 2016

See? See??

And now we go to Cleveland, where, last night, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers won by 30 after losing Games 1 and 2 by a combined 48 points.

LeBron James went for 32 points. Kyrie Irving went for 30. J.R. Smith went for 20, and, on the other side of things, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson continued to go mostly missing, combining for 29 points but also for eight turnovers.

So much for the notion, widely held across the last three days, that the Cavaliers simply couldn't play with the Warriors, that no one could play with them, that they were in a completely different stratosphere than anyone else.

But that was in Oakland. This was in Cleveland. And once again, a home truth came, um, home to roost: Momentum in sports is a mirage.

As seen here on the Blob.

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