Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 2 Free Pick – June 05, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Play Golden State Warriors -6
By Bob Harvey
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to square the NBA finals at a win apiece when they visit the Golden State Warriors in tonight’s prime time affair. The Warriors took the series opener 104-89 jumping out to a 1-0 lead for the second year in a row.
The Cavaliers (69-28, 46-48 ATS) held Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to a combined 20 points on 27 shots but still lost by 15. They were outscored 45-10 in bench points and saw Golden State score 25 points off turnovers. LeBron James had 23 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Game 1 but also committed four turnovers. The Cavaliers are averaging 13.9 made 3-pointers in the playoffs – tops in the NBA – but went 7 of 21 from beyond the arc in the series opener.
The Warriors (86-14, 57-41 ATS)have won six straight games against the Cavaliers dating back to last season’s Finals. While Curry and Thompson struggled, Golden State’s bench Ike Iguodala, Shawn Livingston and Leandro Barbosa combined to shoot 18-of-24 from the field to pick up the slack for their star teammates, who appreciated the effort.
Golden State is 4-0 ATS in its last four championship games and 4-0 ATS in its last four home games. The Warriors are also 4-0 ATS in their past four games.
Cleveland is 6-2 ATS vs. the number in its last eight but is 0-4 ATS in its last four NBA title games.
The UNDER is 5-1 in the Cavs last six games vs. the Western Conference while the Warriors are 5- to the low side last five vs. the Eastern Conference.
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