Looking only at the score differentials from last year’s NBA Finals compared to this year’s might lead one to incorrectly assume that this year’s Golden State Warriors are a lot like last year’s Warriors and this year’s Finals might look something like last year’s. The Warriors won the first two games of the series handily against the Cleveland Cavaliers, like they did a year ago.
But this year’s Warriors are deeper and more diversely talented than last year’s Warriors. That means to keep pace with them, the Cleveland Cavaliers have to be too.
But can they?
“We have two games under our belt, so we have to get used to it now,” Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson said....