Golden State Warriors Beat Cavs 89-83, Watch Full Game Youtube Video Highlights
OAKLAND, Calif. â€“ there is no denying the fact that the mammoth buildup for the Christmas Day finals between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors was not a disappointment. The NBA Finals rematch was as fascinating as it was expected to be and everything was said about such a high stake match was really, really true.
It was a great occasion and two great teams were set to take on each other in a match that has been billed as the biggest in years. Amazingly both the teams tried to ensure that everything that happened on the field was equally impressive and exciting.
It was a tough match for both the teams, very tough to be true and fans of both the teams saw their blood pressure go up and down as the rhythm of the match changed. There is no denying the fact that it was a back and forth affair. The atmosphere was rowdy. Matthew Dellavedova was booed viciously upon entering the game midway in the first quarter. There’s no love lost.
And the ones who made the match incredibly interesting included Draymond Green who actually flirted with a triple-double by registering 22 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists for Golden State (28-1). On the other hand Stephen Curry dropped 19 points, Klay Thompson put in 18 points and Shaun Livingston provided 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting off the bench. But they were not the only ones who played their hearts out. Every single player of both the teams gave their best and won the heart of their fans.
No player was ready to give in or give up. Someone has rightly said that judging by the players’ facial expressions, every wasted possession looked as if it was a colossal failure.
While talking about the fansâ€™ interest in the match Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said, â€œI think it’s good for the NBAâ€¦I wouldn’t call it a rivalry, but we are linked. We had a really competitive NBA Finals last year, and they’re one of the best teams in the East and we’re one of the best teams in the West. So I think it’s good for the fans to buy into that.â€