It’s Game of the Year, Part II on Monday, when the Cavaliers play the Warriors at Oracle — a Martin Luther King day special. So many aspects to this game, with one of the most intriguing being Cleveland’s four straight victories, dating back to last year’s three straight in the Finals, and whether the Cavs are in the Warriors’ heads.
Do the Cavs have a psychological edge over the Warriors at this point?
On the “NBA This Week” we dissect Monday’s Cavaliers-Warriors game, including the idea that Golden State needs this game more. On Christmas Day, the Warriors blew a 14-point lead with nine minutes to go, losing 109-108, in Cleveland.
We also go back-and-forth, in between and up and down on other aspects such as Kyle Korver’s impact on the game and matchup; which team would be favored in an NBA Finals; J.R. Smith’s race to get back by the postseason; why the Cavs seem to bottle up Stephen Curry; LeBron James and his team’s mindset against Golden State, and tons more.
Below are some links to portions of the “The NBA This Week.” We also had several guests, including Dave McMenamin, who covers the Cavs and NBA for ESPN, Michael Cage, a 15-year veteran and now television analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Calvin Watkins, who covers the Houston Rockets and NBA for ESPN.
In Hour 2 of the “NBA This Week,” Matt Steinmetz and John Dickinson were joined in-studio by Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post. Yeah, oh, by the way, the Warriors play Oklahoma City at home on Wednesday and then play at Houston on Friday. So a few big ones these weeks.