The Cavs may just have to pray for a regression to the mean, especially when the series moves to Cleveland. It’s unlikely that they’ll have to deal with 43 points from the Warriors’ trio of veteran guards again, and bench players traditionally perform worse on the road. The problem, of course, is that Klay and Steph are due for a regression to the mean the other way. The Splash Brothers probably won’t have too many off shooting nights in the Finals, so it was incumbent on the Cavs to try to steal a game when they could. What makes the Warriors so tough is they can still dominate games when their stars aren’t playing well. Steph, Klay, and Draymond may get all the press, but you don’t win 73 games without getting huge contributions from everyone in your rotation.
June 13, 2019