To read my column on Game 6, good grief, click here.
The offense springing the D is true. While it’s normally said the other way around, both are true. When the Warriors miss and the Cavs get on the break (c’mon HB hit something), it gives them the only thing they do pretty well–most NBA teams do pretty well–which is score in transition. I’ll take James dribbling countless seconds off the clock to him rumbling down court like a train any day. What did you think of the trash talk James directed at Steph after the swat? Nobody’s talking about it. Overshadowed it seems by the mouthpiece incident. (Which, by they way, I liked. Show some fire for crying out loud, Steph!) What James said was typical basketball jabber, but it was pretty disrespectful. All that said, the Warriors looked nothing like themselves. Haven’t all series. People are questioning them, and it sucks. We all know how good they can be.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.