Cleveland Shows the Value of the Paint--and the True MVPThe Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Golden State Warriors 2-1 in the 2015 NBA Finals but the score could easily be 3-0 either way. Cleveland may be halfway toward completing an improbable upset but Golden State may come back and cap off a 67 win season with a championship. Since the outcome is still in doubt, it would be premature to make definitive conclusions about what we have seen so far.
However, there are some trends that seem to be emerging, including the value of having an "inefficient" superstar who attracts a lot of defensive attention and the way that post play, team defense and rebounding can overcome analytics-driven small ball.
At The Roar, I discuss some of the things we have learned from the first three games of the Finals:
Cleveland Shows the Value of the Paint--and the True MVP
posted by David Friedman @ 11:20 PM