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NBA Finals Game 2 | Cavaliers @ Warriors | June 7th, 2015 | 8:00 PM [EST]

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The Q needs to step up and take things to another level that has not yet been seen in Cleveland. It must be absolutely ROCKING in there!!!
 

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Does anyone know what the PR department has in store for Tuesday as far as the fans are concerned? Something more than a shirt on the seat needs to be done. I don't know, but it needs to be something the fans can embrace and make the Q louder than ever before.
 

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Warriors’ Letdown Is Hard To Explain
By Rick Barry
Give the Cleveland Cavaliers credit. They did not listen to the consensus of fans who felt the series was basically over with the loss of Kyrie Irving to a dislocated kneecap. Whatever LeBron James said to his team before the game to make them believe they could win, it worked. He promised that they would be ready for the Warriors in Game 2 and they were. Cleveland played with heart, grit and determination and won a hard-fought 95-93 battle in overtime.

Although the game was exciting down to the very end, I personally do not like the kind of basketball that was being played. First of all, the officials let the game get way too physical. The fouls that they were letting players get away with became almost comical. I even found myself feeling a little bad for LeBron at one point, as he was being absolutely hammered every time he went to the basket with no foul being called. As usual, James put up big numbers, getting a triple-double, though he shot only 11of 35 from the field to get his 39 points.

In addition to the overly physical nature of the game, the Warriors were very sloppy with the basketball. I was worried early on that they had conned themselves into thinking it would be an easy game. Once they jumped out to an early eight-point lead, I thought that Steve Kerr had convinced them of the urgency necessary to win the game. However, I believe that once they got the early lead, they let down a bit, which gave Cleveland a glimmer of hope that it could even the series.

Cleveland center Timofey Moscov was a beast. He made a significant difference for the Cavaliers as he established a huge inside presence, pulled down 11 boards and contributed 17 points. When the Cavaliers have outrebounded their opponents in the playoffs, they have won. Last night did not change that telling statistic, as the visitors won the battle of the boards by a 55-45 margin. Golden State gave up 14 offensive rebounds, and Matthew Dellavedova's in overtime was a dagger.

Thank goodness for Klay Thompson. Maybe he got tired of hearing so much about Stephen Curry being the man or maybe he just decided to make a splash of his own. Whatever the reason, Thompson was phenomenal and really was the reason the Warriors were able to keep things close. His departure from the game in the first quarter with two quick fouls seriously hurt the offense, as he was the only consistent player in that regard.

I highly doubt that Curry will have another poor shooting game like the one he had this time. Steph did make a great drive to send the game to overtime, but he never got into an offensive rhythm and most of his shots were rushed and off the mark. Dellavedova deserves credit for making him work exceptionally hard all night.

The Warriors have not played their best basketball yet, but props should go to an injury-plagued Cleveland team for the way they played on the road. Honestly, they could have won both games. Now Golden State must meet the challenge of having to win at least one of the next two games in Cleveland in order to regain the home court advantage.

I pride myself on being in pretty good shape for an older guy, but I'm not sure that my heart can take another overtime game. Wow! What a series so far! I can't wait for Game 3 on Tuesday.
 

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Does anyone know what the PR department has in store for Tuesday as far as the fans are concerned? Something more than a shirt on the seat needs to be done. I don't know, but it needs to be something the fans can embrace and make the Q louder than ever before.
VuVuZelas? Does Australia have something that annoying that we can get our hands on? Maybe put an airhorn on every seat...
 

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Man, these first two games have been awesome. My only complaint is they are keeping me up past my bed time :/
 

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What worries me is that people (including myself) that are huge fans can't afford the game tickets. The Watch Parties - everyone can afford. Wish the tickets weren't so high.
 

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What worries me is that people (including myself) that are huge fans can't afford the game tickets. The Watch Parties - everyone can afford. Wish the tickets weren't so high.
Yeah, I definitely feel like the fans most prone to cheering hard all game can't get to the games. They go to watch parties for a reason... to cheer the teams not even in the arena. Still, hope we can represent well in games 3 and 4. I went to game 5 in the Chi series and it was electric in there.
 

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What worries me is that people (including myself) that are huge fans can't afford the game tickets. The Watch Parties - everyone can afford. Wish the tickets weren't so high.
I think this is always true to some extent but tickets are selling for fairly reasonable prices on FlashSeats.

I think Golden State will suffer from this far more than we will. Tickets at Oracle are going for $800+ in the upper deck. Seats for game 3 are selling on FlashSeats for less than $300 right now.

Initial surge was obviously there but tickets are very reasonable right now, given the series is now tied.
 

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