Cleveland wanted mismatches and had picks on the target and Golden State Warriors switched complying. Golden State could have tried coming over the pick, not switching or trapping. They could have taken the ball out of Lebron and Irving’s hand and force another shooter to beat them. The refs let them play and Curry and Clay Thompson were being held and banged which threw them off rhythm.
Lebron was motivated when he left Miami, Pat Riley said to he made a big mistake. A reporter recently wrote he was slowing down and would not win again. After game 4 of the finals, Golden State was up 3 to 1 and Clay was gloating to Lebron as he left. Since then Lebron’s game improved and Clay’s got worse.