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Thompson is offensively a one-trick pony and that trick is the ability to come off screens and knock down threes at a ridiculously high rate.

OK, James may have slipped while closing out on Kevin Durant. "We get stops, we worry about defense first, and offensively we can move the ball around, drive and kick and try to find shots as well. And I expect nothing less out of him, being the competitor that he is".

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Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Kevin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs, who outrebounded the Warriors 59-50. Now, this is why it's huge not to overreact. For a team that needed to show it was going to be the bully of this series, Cleveland was inexplicably soft. It all started with the transition.

"I'm cool", he said. Honestly, it was a trainwreck watching Durant throw down uncontested dunks like he was in 2K's practice mode. I'm not too sure why, but that's an adjustment that needs to get made.

The Cavs turned the ball over 20 times, highlighted by James' seven giveaways in the first half. And I apologize for sounding like a broken record. During last year's Finals, the Warriors dominated the Cavs in the first two games in Oakland, but suffered back-to-back double-digit losses when they traveled to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 and Game 4. The pick-and-roll can also substitute for the isolation, but passing is paramount.

Cleveland has a nice-sized list of things they need to work on.

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Golden State's offense will draw the headlines, but it was their defense that seemed to overwhelm the Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers were completely outclassed in a 22-point rout that wouldn't have been that close if not for 15 missed layups from the Dubs in the first half.

But beyond the stratospheric performance by the Warriors, and the surreal sloppiness by the Cavaliers - the 16 turnover differential is the largest in Finals history - there are a few things the Cavaliers can't have over the next few games if they care to compete in the NBA Finals.

Lue: "They're the best I ever seen". To create cap space for Durant, the Warriors are now relying on several players on very team-friendly contracts.

Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn't have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league's best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.

The Warriors are so prolific at scoring they don't always get recognition for their defense. "We know we're capable of playing a lot better". He's not really hampered this year by injuries like he was in the playoffs last year.

The Golden State Warriors are on the verge of maybe winning their second title in three years, but what if I told you they could maybe lose one of their key players in the next couple of seasons. And there is no doubt he would have been eager to go against the team that jettisoned him to the Mavericks to make room for Durant.

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