LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat up on the Golden State Warriors in dominant fashion on Thursday night in Cleveland. They were able to tie the series at 3-3 and send the NBA Finals to Game 7 in Oakland.
The Cavaliers had another great night in the face of elimination, dominating in all aspects of the game. But they got some help from some poor offense by the Warriors early on in the game.
In the first quarter of Game 6, the Cavs were able to hold the Warriors to just 11 points. That breaks the record for fewest points in a quarter in an NBA Finals game since 1955, when the shot clock was implemented.
As a team, the Warriors went 5-of-22 from the field and 1-for-9 from 3-point range. The abysmal shooting led to an early 20-point deficit by the end of the third quarter. The game would only spiral further out of control for the Warriors as the game went on. Both Draymond Green and Steph Curry got into early foul trouble. Steph was even ejected for the first time in his career late in the fourth quarter. They would end up losing the game 115-101, shooting 40% from the field.
After being up 3-1 in the series, it seems as if all momentum has shifted in the Cavs favor. The one saving grace the Warriors can look forward to is being back at home for Game 7. Unless they can find a way to recapture the dominance they experienced early in the series, they may find themselves falling victim to the same thing they did to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.
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