CLEVELAND – This series is over.
Oh, there’s still a Game 4 on Friday night. But for all intents and purposes, these NBA Finals are done. If the Cleveland Cavaliers can’t beat the Golden State Warriors on a night when LeBron James finally got some help and Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were basically non-existent, they have little hope of winning a game, let alone four in a row for what would be the most epic of all comebacks.
While Golden State starts planning its parade – is planning really needed when you’re doing it for the third time in four years? – Cleveland needs to think of what changes it will make to entice free-agent-to-be James to stay. Because this team won’t cut it.
“That margin for error is so thin and so little against them that, in some cases, you almost have to be perfect,” Kevin Love said after the Warriors took a 3-0 lead with a 110-102 victory Wednesday night.
Despite zero points from Kyle Korver and a marginal game by Tristan Thompson, this game should have been Cleveland’s for the taking. It was…