Early Offense: Vol. 10 NBA Finals Edition
It was all good just a week ago. This time last week, we here at Off the Glass were super geeked to get the 2017 Finals, also known as Cavs/Warriors III, started. After some awesome individual performances during the regular season, and a few dud series during the playoffs, we finally arrived at the place where everyone thought we’d be. Then the Finals started and holy cow, the Warriors were not messing around. In Game 1, the Warriors dismantled the Cavaliers by a score of 113-91 and followed that up with a 132-113 victory in Game 2. Warriors forward Kevin Durant, in his first trip back to the Finals since 2012, has been making up for lost time this series, averaging 35.5 points per game and looking like the proverbial man on a mission. He is the X-Factor of all X-Factors, and unless something drastic happens (like trading the current Cavs for The Avengers), the NBA season may be wrapping up this week.
Finals Page. Our NBA Finals page is up and running with all kinds of content to keep you up to date with all things NBA Finals. New articles, live podcasts, game analysis. If you are from Ohio and feeling especially blue, we even offer grief counseling. We’ve brought our best for the Finals and it shows.
LeBron Watch 2017. Think about this statement for a moment: if the Cavaliers are gonna get back in this series, they are gonna need even more from LeBron James. We have not been shy of our praise of LeBron here at OTG, but even the most ardent fan must admit this will be a tough hill for King James to climb. Our own Jonathan Ebrahimi is tracking LeBron’s statistical run through the postseason as he tries to pull off the impossible. Check out his latest edition of LeBron Watch 2017.
Back to the Drawing Board. Clearly, the entire NBA needs to figure out how it will deal with the Warriors going forward. Devin O’Brien pulls double duty as he drops the latest NBA Mock Draft and tells us about the teams looking to wheel and deal on draft night. Mike Guido continues his series on previewing each team’s draft needs with his look at the Southwest Division. The road to 2018 starts now.